LHS Welcomes Early High School 8th Graders

Littleton High School is excited to welcome their first class of Early High School 8th graders to the Lion community!

Early High School at LHS is a unique, public, full-day program that offers accelerated studies for 8th grade students. The program is based on three fundamental premises:

  • More and more eighth grade students and families are requesting more and more acceleration, often beyond what traditional middle school programs are able to offer. 
  • In addition to accelerated core classes, Littleton High School has an enormous amount to offer, and starting one year early is a great way to take advantage of those offerings.
  • While many students are not emotionally or socially ready for high school one year early, some are, and those students who are truly academically and socially ready for high school should not be held back.

The LHS Early High School program does not advocate for early graduation. Rather, the program is designed to allow students to get a jump-start on the rich programs that are available at the high school level.