FOCUS Application

All applications must be returned to:
Burke High School
12200 Burke Blvd
Omaha, NE 68154

or emailed as a Word Document to the FOCUS Director:


Deadline for Application: To be considered for the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, applications must be submitted by JANUARY 20TH. Any application turned in after JANUARY 20TH will be automatically placed on the waiting list after the initial lottery process.

A completed application includes the following:

1. This form completed in its entirety.
Burke High FOCUS Application 2017-18.doc Burke High FOCUS Application 2017-18 Spanish.doc

2. A completed typed student response section.
3. A completed School Choice Document with the OPS School Placement Office, if Burke is not your assigned school.

Please complete the following application to request entrance into the Burke High FOCUS Academy. Burke High FOCUS accepts student applications from all school districts in Douglas and Sarpy Counties presently in grades 8, 9, 10, and 11. Applications will be accepted and utilized on a space-available basis. Transportation will be provided to all eligible students living more than one mile from Burke High. If Burke High is not your assigned High School, you will need to complete a Douglas and Sarpy Counties Learning Community open enrollment form. Please contact the OPS Student Placement Office at 402-557-2710 to complete that process.


Selection Process

Seating for freshmen is reserved for students who follow the FOCUS Pathway and attend Wilson FOCUS School and the Lewis and Clark FOCUS Program. For any openings in each grade level, students will be randomly selected through a lottery system and the number of available spots is extremely limited. This document serves as an application for said lottery for the times positions become available throughout the year. The waiting list does not guarantee entrance, only your interest in our program.