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Lincoln Southeast, throughout its proud history, has always been a well-rounded school that excels in many areas:
- 322 Advanced Placement (AP) examinations were administered to Southeast students in 2019 and 78 percent received a score of 3, 4, or 5.
- 82 Academic National Merit Semi-Finalists over the past 19 years.
- 129 State Championships — most of any public school in the state of Nebraska.
- 13 Omaha World Herald All Sports titles.
- Student Council raised $30,000 and donated the money to buy a handicap accessible van for the Clyde Malone Community Center. In 2018, the Student Council collected 10,000 pounds of food and donated it to the Lincoln Food Bank.
“We the People”
- “We the People” is a competition for students based on their knowledge of the United States Constitution. LSE students have attended the national competition in Washington, D.C. 18 of the last 28 years. As “We the People” state champions for 2016, LSE students competed at the national tournament in Washington, D.C.
National History Day
- Junior AP United States History students have the opportunity to compete in the National History Day competition. Students conduct research on a topic of their choice and present their findings. Students advance through district and state competitions earning spots in the national competition in Maryland. Lincoln Southeast has had representatives compete at the national level during the last three years.
- Kindness week is dedicated to acts of kindness, service projects and fundraising. Past activities include creating tie blankets for People’s City Mission, encouraging locker signs, t-shirts, chain of kindness and daily encouraging announcements.
LSE Band Program
- Numerous major trips to many outstanding destinations including Pan Pacific Festival in Honolulu, Hawaii. Bowl game performances in San Antonio, San Diego, Phoenix, and Miami/Orlando as well as New York and Chicago. Appearances at College World Series & More appearances at the annual NSBA convention than any school in the state.
- Consistent Division I ratings at NSBA State Marching Band Contest and NSAA District Music Contest for decades & Sweepstakes awards at numerious events including Worlds of Fun Festival of Bands.
- Award winning colorguard and percussion sections as part of our Marching Band.
- Nationally recognized Jazz program with many outstanding career musicians/artists.
LSE Vocal Music Program
- Countesses & Noblemen received 1st Place at the 46th Annual Show Choir Festival in 2017.
- LSE Varsity Jazz Choir, Ars Nova, and the LSE Percussion Ensemble were selected to perform at the 2018 Nebraska Music Education Conference.
- Spring 2020 Southeast Choir will travel to New York City to perform at multiple events.
LSE Orchestra Program
- Consistent Division I Ratings at NSASA District Music Contest and Division I Awards at regional contests.
- Consistent Student membership in select ensembles such as Lincoln Youth Symphony & NMEA All State Orchestra
- Several LSE graduates of the orchestra program have continued on to pursue music at the collegiate level
What is a Day at Southeast Like?
Daily Schedule and Options
Period 1 7:00 a.m. to 7:50 a.m.
Period 2 8:00 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.
Period 3 8:55 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Period 4 9:50 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.
Period 5 10:45 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.
Period 6 11:40 a.m. to 1:10 p.m.
Period 7 1:15 p.m. to 2:05 p.m.
Period 8 2:10 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Daily Schedule and Options
- Periods 1 through 7
- Periods 2 through 8
- Periods 1 through 8
Typical Freshman Schedule
- English 9 (D)
- Civics (D)
- Physical Science (D)
- Algebra or Geometry
- World Language (?)
- Fitness for Life
- Career & Tech Ed (student choice)
- English 9 (D)
- Geography (D)
- Geoscience (D)
- Algebra or Geometry
- World Language (?)
- Technology (student choice)
- Fine Art (student choice)
Learn about our Courses
Many exciting choices meet Career and Technical Education requirements. The best introductory business class for 9th or 10th-grade students is World of Business. The best choice for a 9th grade student to meet the technology requirement is Information Technology.
We have many other courses to guide students in exploring economics, finance, marketing and management that will prepare them for adult life, employment, college, or a career in business including Marketing, Business Management, Entrepeneurship, Wealth-Building, Financial Management, Digital Design, Video Production, Accounting, and Business Economics. Our computer courses are listed under Technology Computer Education.
The Social Studies Department provides students with a variety of courses and opportunities to develop their writing and thinking skills. The department also offers a variety of opportunities outside the classroom such as National History Day and We the People Competition. Freshmen meet district requirements by taking one semester of Civics and one semester of Geography; these district requirements can also be met by taking Advanced Placement Human Geography. Students interested in taking AP Human Geography must be able to read at a high level and work at a quick pace. Sophomores meet district requirements by taking one semester of World History. Most sophomores at LSE register for both semesters of World History, which meets the history requirement for UN-L and other universities. Advanced Placement World History is an option open to sophomores through seniors. Students enrolled in AP World History are expected to read a college text, do extensive work outside of class, and keep a rigorous course pace. Juniors meet district requirements by taking a full year of U.S. History. Students interested in taking Advanced Placement U.S. History must be able to read college level texts and work at a fast pace, with an expectation of an average of one hour of homework per night. Seniors meet district requirements by taking one semester of Government and Politics and fulfilling twenty hours of community service, five of which will be completed during the semester they are enrolled in the course, the other fifteen hours may be completed as early as the summer of their junior year.
Students will also need to meet district requirements by taking one semester of a Human Behavior course which can be met in the Social Studies Department by taking either Psychology or Sociology, or these can be elective courses. Psychology offers one semester, two semesters, regular course work or Advanced Placement options. Sociology offers regular coursework or a Differentiated option. Students will also need to meet district requirements by taking a one-semester Economic Education course. This can be met in Social Studies by one semester of Economics or Advanced Placement Economics, or this can be an elective. Other elective offerings in Social Studies are Criminal Justice and History of Sports.
The LSE World Language Department offers courses in French, German and Spanish. Students will learn and practice interpretive, interpersonal and presentational skills, including speaking, listening, reading and writing in the target language. Cultural context and information (both historical and modern) provide students the opportunity to learn about the countries and people studied. World Language classes are elective credits, and are often an entrance requirement for colleges and universities. Many universities require two years of study (in one language) for application, and successful completion of four years in high school may fulfill the graduation requirement at some institutions. Many post-secondary institutions grant credit for courses taken at the high school level, for example after taking an AP course and exam or by completing a placement exam. Students may save on tuition costs by taking as much language as possible during high school. Other advantages include increased academic achievement, learning about other cultures, and many cognitive benefits. When choosing which language to study, students should consider things like potential college majors, future career plans, personal interests/preferences, and family/heritage. Students should take the language they feel they would enjoy the most, as the difficulty level in each is relatively equal.
Freshmen have several opportunities in Performing Arts at Lincoln Southeast High School. Freshmen interested in Choral Music are encouraged to enroll in Singing Knights, one of eight choirs at Southeast. This choir provides students with foundational learning experiences in singing and musicianship. Freshman strings students are encouraged to enroll in Freshman Orchestra, which is open to all students. Students interested in band are encouraged to register for Marching Band first semester and Concert Band during 2nd semester. Auditions are held in January for band students during their band classes at their middle school. For more information on LSE’s Instrumental Music Program, visit www.lseband.org. Students can get involved in Drama Club and after-school productions, both on stage and back stage. Students can also take Theatre and Technical Theatre classes to gain more experience about the entire theatrical process while earning their fine arts credits. LSE Performing Arts also offers Beginning Guitar and Music Technology classes for those students interested in non performance based courses. They are open to freshman, with no prerequisites expectations.
The graduation requirement for Physical Education is 10 credits. Fitness for Life is designed primarily for freshmen (prerequisite for 9th graders) and is the foundation for all the P.E. credits. The high school Health requirement is 2.5 credits, which is met by taking Health Education.
The LSE Science Department course offerings are aligned with Nebraska and National Science Standards. In addition, there are electives to meet career and personal enrichment needs. Freshmen usually enroll in semester courses of Geoscience and Physical Science. Students of higher ability may choose to enroll in Differentiated (Honors) levels of these courses. In the sophomore year, Biology (or Differentiated Biology) is the normal course, followed by Chemistry (or Differentiated Chemistry) in the junior year. The senior year for college bound students is usually Physics (or Differentiated Physics). Electives include Differentiated Anatomy and Physiology, Astronomy, Environmental Studies, Forensic Science and Environmental Chemistry. Students who plan a career in science or a related field may elect AP Chemistry, AP Physics, as well as courses specifically related to health occupations such as Medical Terminology. Incoming freshmen may apply to be selected into a sequence allowing students to enroll in Differentiated Biology as freshmen. Freshman choosing this option should know that Differentiated Biology is a sophomore level course. Students choosing this path are making a commitment to enroll in science courses all four years of high school. This allows them to select any of the advanced courses in their senior year after Chemistry and Physics in the sophomore and junior years. These students will still be required to complete Differentiated Geoscience, thus having more than four years of science before college. Weighted courses include the differentiated levels of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, along with Anatomy and Physiology, AP Chemistry and AP Physics.
Available Family and Consumer Science (FCS) classes include:
9th graders: Interior Design, Culinary I, Clothing, Textiles, and Design, Life Span Development;
10th graders: All the above courses, Culinary II and III, Families and Crisis, Infants and Toddlers, Preschool and School-Age, Introduction to Health Science and Relationships.
11th and 12 graders: Human Behavior
All students wishing to enroll in engineering classes begin with Engineering Design 1. Students may then choose Engineering Design 2, then proceed to Advanced Engineering/Architecture (Civil Engineering and Architecture). It is highly recommended to take the Engineering Design courses consecutively. Also, students interested in Architecture can take the Architectural Design class. LSE students interested in Woodworking and Manufacturing classes should begin with Woods Manufacturing 1. Upon completion of this class, students may choose to enroll in Woods Manufacturing 2 and then proceed to Advanced Woods Manufacturing & Cabinet Building.
Robotics 1 uses multiple hands-on experiences to demonstrate how POWER is used, ENERGY is produced and MECHANISMS are utilized to move projects from point A to B faster, further, and more efficiently. Through individual and group projects, students will be challenged to engineer, construct and test projects (robots) using mechanical, electrical, wind and chemical power. Students may advance their skills further in Robotics 2 and even compete in computations in Robotics 3 courses.
Introduction to Construction students will have the opportunity to examine various areas and careers using hands-on skills used in the construction industry. We encourage all students to explore the areas of SKILLED & TECHNICAL SCIENCES. Students will learn hands-on skills that have the potential to open job and postsecondary opportunities as well as provide lifetime skills.
Placement for incoming 9th graders (current 8th graders) will be made by your 8th grade teacher. Here are some guidelines teachers use:
Class taken in Grade 8: Course 3
GRADE RECEIVED and RECOMMENDED 9th GRADE COURSE (Received Credit)
B or better: Algebra
C+, C or D+: Algebra or Algebra with support based on teacher judgement of student needs
D or F: Algebra With Support
Class taken in Grade 8: Diff Algebra
GRADE RECEIVED and RECOMMENDED 9th GRADE COURSE (Received Credit)
B or better: Diff Geometry
D+, C or C+: Reg Geometry
D: Repeating Algebra Recommended
F: Must Repeat Algebra
Athletics and Activities
Director of Athletics & Activities: Dr. JJ Toczek – email@example.com
Associate Director of Athletics & Activities: Ms. Kara Graham – firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Assistant: Ms. Michealla Gray – email@example.com
For more information
- LSE Athletic Office: 402-436-1359
- Follow @LSEAthletics on Twitter
- Cross Country – Dave Nebel
- Baseball – Montana Jones
- Boys Basketball – Joey Werning
- Girls Basketball – Isaiah Dell
- Football – Ryan Gottula
- Boys Golf – Justin Freitag
- Girls Golf – Chase Keitges
- Boys Soccer – Mike Rozsa
- Girls Soccer – Liz Sundberg
- Softball – Toni Closner
- Swimming & Diving – Brett Ruoff
- Boys Tennis – Chris Salem
- Girls Tennis – Chris Salem
- Track & Field – Dave Nebel
- Unified Bowling – Tyler Mathers
- Volleyball – Paige Hubl
- Wrestling – Ryan Bauer
- Athletic Trainers – Cindy Benda, Micah Hamik
- Sports Performance Coach – Matt Bertsch
Click on linked titles to see videos about these opportunities! Get to know some of our coaches and students-athletes.
- Boys/Girls Cross-Country
- Girls Golf
- Boys Tennis
- *Unified Bowling begins in October and ends in December
Forms can be completed ONLINE after MAY 1, 2021.
We want to encourage families to complete participation packets ONLINE so that you CAN submit them from home. However, if you are not able to complete them online you still have the option to turn in paper copies to the high school athletic office.
The Participation Packet is available here. Select the Athletics Participation packet to complete the steps at the bottom of the page. Forms only need to be completed ONCE per year. (There is no need to fill out multiple times for different activities! It is recommended that you have submitted forms 2 weeks prior to the start of your first season to ensure that you are approved to participate on the first day.
If you are participating in Journalism, Speech, Debate, Music: Only the ONLINE consent form must be completed and electronically signed by both the parent and student.
If you are out for a Sport, Unified Sports, Cheer or Dance: The ONLINE consent form must be completed, electronically signed by both the student and parent AND a physical dated after May 1st of the current school year uploaded. Scan your physical or take a quality picture of it with your phone to upload it into the system. **IMPORTANT: You must upload the physical at the same time you complete and submit the forms ONLINE.
If you are NOT able to complete the forms ONLINE, you can still turn in PAPER COPIES of the necessary documents. The documents to be printed and turned in to the Athletic Office (not the Main Office) 2 weeks prior to the start of your first season are:
- Lincoln Public Schools Parent & Student Consent Record-Both the parent and student need to sign this form after you have read over the entire packet. (**All participants)
- Physical Examination Form-must be dated after May 1 of the current school year, completed and signed by your doctor. (**Participants in Sports, Unified Sports, Cheer and Dance)
Dates by which forms must be completed in order to participate
Cheer & Dance: August 9, 2021
Fall Sports: August 9, 2021 (Football, Softball, Volleyball, Girls Golf, Boys Tennis, Cross Country)
Music: September 17, 2021 (Vocal and Instrumental)
Unified Bowling: October 4, 2021
Speech & Debate: October 18, 2021
Play Production: November 5, 2021
Winter Sports: November 15, 2021 (Boys/Girls Basketball, Wrestling, Boys/Girls Swimming and Diving)
Spring Sports: February 28, 2022 (Baseball, Boys Golf, Girls Tennis, Boys/Girls Soccer, Boys/Girls Track & Field)
RJ Metteer, Gary Shuda, Margaret Delaney, Frank Stroup, Brenden Sibley
Vocal Music Choirs
Missy Noonan and Samuel Rickert
Rylee Terry, Addyson Dupler, Jess Reiser, Jessica Bui
Emily Mantey Smith
Tyler Lambley, Kathryn Frankforter
Autumn Wardyn and Julie Krueger
Clubs at Southeast
A variety of clubs, covering a wide range of topics, is available for students to join. These clubs meet either on Club Day (held on a Tuesday three or four times each semester) or at designated times after school. Clubs are subject to change depending on sponsorship, student interest and approval of club constitution.
Current Clubs available at Lincoln Southeast include:
- (Random) Acts of Kindness Club
- African American/Biracial/Multiracial Forum
- Anime Club
- Art Masters Club
- Book Club
- Business of Art Distribution
- Chess Club
- Comic Book Club
- DFA (Dedicated Fan Association)
- Drama Club/Thespian Troup 2106
- Empty Bowls Pottery Club
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- Feminist Club
- Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
- German Club
- Hacky Sack Club
- Harry Potter Club
- HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America)
- Key Club
- Knights Football Club
- Knights of Hip Hop
- Latino Caucus
- Latino Leaders
- LTAB (Louder Than A Bomb)
- Math Club
- Photography Club
- Ping Pong Club
- Prom Club
- Prostart Culinary Competition
- Psychology Club
- Rocket Club
- Science Olympiad
- SAGA (Sexuality and Gender Acceptance)
- Song Writing Club
- Southeast Pals
- Star Wars Club
- Strategy Card Club
- Ultimate Club
- Young Democrats
- Young Life
- Young Republicans
The Special Education Department provides a supportive environment for students as they adjust to a high school setting and transition to post-secondary educational opportunities, careers, or life skill opportunities. Students are challenged to achieve in academic, social, vocational, and life skill areas as they are assisted in planning their future. Counselors, IEP managers, and LSE personnel assist parents and students in choosing appropriate classes to meet graduation requirements from course options based on students’ ability/achievement levels, interests, and career goals. Additional support may be provided by school psychologists, speech and language pathologists, physical and occupational therapists, family specialists, educational interpreters, work study staff, and Braille-mobility specialists.