Enrollment for Standing Bear High School now open

Standing Bear High School is now accepting High School Choice Forms for any students currently in grades 8-11 who are interested in attending Lincoln’s newest high school next fall. Lincoln Public Schools allows every high school student the opportunity to choose which high school they want to attend as they enter their freshman year. Because Standing Bear High School opens next fall, every student entering grades 9-12 in the Fall of 2023 will have an opportunity to attend the new high school.

The high school will also be home to Nebraska Business Focus Program for students in grades 11 and 12.

If a student wants to attend Standing Bear High School, they will need to fill out the High School Choice Form as soon as possible. Students who submit the form after January 31, 2023, may be denied a transfer. Turning in the form early allows administrators to start planning for classes and staffing.

Students and families are invited to learn about Lincoln’s newest high school and focus program during the informational night on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 6:30 p.m., at Moore Middle School. Staff will be on hand to answer any questions families may have about classes, activities and the focus program.

There will be a Standing Bear Booster Club informational meeting for any family who may have a student attending Standing Bear High School. This meeting will lay the groundwork for organizing the Booster Club and getting the support organization started. The meeting will be held at Moore Middle School on Monday, Jan. 9, at 6 p.m.

If a student in grades 10–12 is interested in participating in athletics and activities, they will also need to notify the Standing Bear Athletic Director by May 1, 2023 of their intent to transfer. Failure to contact the Standing Bear AD by the deadline may jeopardize a student’s eligibility to participate in varsity activities during the 2022-23 school year. 

Varsity offerings in athletics and activities will be determined after staff have gathered information on student interest and enrollment. It is important that high school students indicate their interest in Standing Bear High School prior to the January 31 deadline to help make this determination sooner.

Standing Bear High School in collaboration with Lincoln Public Schools has made the decision to open the 2023-2024 athletic season without a varsity football team. There will still be a full schedule for junior varsity, reserve and freshmen teams in football. The early announcement comes so families can make their decision about switching schools prior to the January 31 decision deadline.

More information about all of the LPS high school information nights, along with the High School Choice Form can be found on the website: https://home.lps.org/prepare.

Published: December 15, 2022, Updated: December 29, 2022