Littleton High School

Welcome Back Littleton

Awards and Recognition

  • Named one of Denver’s “Top 25 Schools” by Denver Business Journal
  • 2018 Finalist for the Succeeds Prize for STEM Schools 
  • Named one of “America’s Best High Schools” by Newsweek
  • Named one of the nation’s most successful high schools by the Council of Chief State of School Officers and the International Center for Leadership in Education
  • Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as one of four high schools in The High School Initiative
  • One of three high schools featured in Breaking Ranks II, published by the NASSP
  • Featured in 5280 for outstanding International Baccalaureate program
  • IB Diploma Program offered since 1997; over 90% of IB students have been awarded IB diplomas
  • IB Middle Year Program anticipates full authorization in 2021
  • LHS seniors are regularly recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program, the Boettcher Foundation Scholarship Program, the Daniels Fund Scholarship Program and the Presidential Scholar Program
  • Over $7 million in scholarships received by the Class of 2020

Academic Programs

  • The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program offers a comprehensive program of the most demanding and integrated coursework available at any high school in America, or around the world. IB aims to “do more than other curricula by developing inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who are motivated to succeed.” LHS has the only IB program in the district.
  • IB is expanding to Grades 8-10 through the implementation of the “IB Middle Years” curriculum framework.  Full authorization is anticipated in 2021.
  • Advanced Placement courses in 12 different subjects offer students additional ‘a la carte’ access to rigorous courses and college-level exams.
  • STEM Certificate Program, in partnership with Arapahoe Community College and CU Denver, offers students enhanced coursework and post-secondary planning in science, technology, engineering and math, including Animation, Creative and Collaborative Problem Solving, and Computer Science I and II.
  • Early High School offers accelerated 8th graders an early start on high school. Fifty eighth graders are expected in August 2019.
  • Honors classes in all core areas at 9th and 10th grade, including world language
  • Special education resource program for students identified with learning disabilities
  • English Language Development (ELD) Program recognized three times in three years for outstanding achievement by the State of Colorado
  • Post-graduate center provides transition planning for all grade levels and extensive services for students who will be the first generation to attend college, including the NET program
  • Over 80% of students go on to higher education
  • Block schedule, unique to Littleton High School, allows more time for in-depth teaching and learning

2019-2020 Activity Program Accomplishments

  • Yearbook: The Cor Lionis yearbook was recognized as Best Overall Yearbook at the Rocky Mountain Journalism Camp and also received the “All Colorado” award by the Colorado Student Media Association, which is their top ranking. The 2019 book won awards for theme, design and spreads in the Colorado Student Media Association’s ‘Best of Colorado.’
  • Online Newspaper: The Lions’ Roar is continually recognized with Best of Colorado awards, and took home several awards at the inaugural Continental League Journalism Awards Night in 2020.
  • Speech and Debate: The LHS forensics team members compete in tournaments across the front range in a variety of events.
    • Of the 35 students on the team, 11 qualified to compete at state in 2020.
    • Senior Rebecca Zickerman and Freshman Bella Houck qualified to represent LHS at nationals, and Rebecca was honored as an Academic All American, an honor that less than 1% of students in the nation achieve. 
  • Technology Student Association: Consistently receives top honors at the Colorado TSA State Conference and the National TSA Conference.
    • In 2020 16 of 44 LHS students placed first, second or third at the State Conference.
  • DECA: 85 members, 60 members participated in the State Leadership Conference, 11 students qualified for the National Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
    • The LHS DECA chapter raised nearly $15,000 in fundraisers and raised over 2,000 pounds of food for LHS and local food banks from our Thanksgiving canned food drive.
  • FBLA members have the opportunity to attend the District, State and National Leadership Conferences.
    • In 2019-2020, Littleton High School had 63 members, including 4 Early High School members. Fifty-five members competed at the district level conference and 41 students earned top honors and the opportunity to attend and compete at the state level. All four of the Early High School students competed at their state conference and three of them earned top honors and the opportunity to compete at the National FBLA Conference.
  • Student Council: Encourages the development of the attitudes and practices of democracy, citizenship and scholarship not only in the Leaders, but in the entire school and greater community.
    • Opportunities for impactful leadership training through Leadership conferences and our annual district Quad-School Retreat.
    • Active participation and execution in all school events including Pep Assemblies, Homecoming, Lions Follies, Holiday celebrations, Prom and Spring Fling.
    • Leaders learn the importance of community service and run annual fundraising campaigns to include financial support for local, state and international causes.
  • Art:
    • LHS junior Emily Christian earned two Gold Key Awards for two separate digital paintings in the Colorado State Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
    • LHS seniors Ran Stuart, Addie Bouck, Ivy Secrest and Jaden Price will graduate with a Recognition of Outstanding Achievement in Art from the National Art Honor Society
  • Award-winning Instrumental, Theater and Vocal Music programs: consistently represented in Continental League and All-State Ensembles
    • School musicals are regularly nominated for “Bobby G Award” which are high school Tony Awards
    • LHS Thespian Troupe #83 attends and competes at the Colorado State Thespian Conference and regularly attends the National Conference
    • Music students regularly travel nationally and internationally
    • Marching Band performs across the state through the fall and travels internationally, consistently placing at the top of competitive State Parades
    • Students are regularly selected to All-State Orchestra, All-State Band, and the National Youth Orchestra
    • Two students were selected to the National ACDA Honor Choir and 4 students were selected to the 2018 Colorado All-State Honor Choir
    • LHS vocalists performed at the Southwest American Choral Directors Association Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas as well as in the All-State Choir and All-State Jazz Choir in 2020
    • LHS is the only Colorado high school to have students selected for All-State Jazz Choir for 19 years
  • Mock Trial Club: Teams are composed of 6–12 students (all grades) who play the role of attorneys and witnesses in a fictitious case before an actual Colorado judge.
    • The LHS Mock Trial team meets after school once a week from September to February to prepare for regional competition in February and possible state tournament in March.
    • At the 2020 Regional Tournament, Virginia Frau won a Best Attorney award, and Harvey Rainwater and Deanna Sokol won Best Witness awards.
  • FCCLA/Culinary Club: all students Grades 8–12 are welcome to join. Members learn how to prepare a variety of sweet and savory dishes. Fun culinary competitions such as Salsa Wars and community service projects are available. 
  • Key Club: All students Grades 8–12 are welcome to join Key Club. Key Club is a service organization sponsored by a local Kiwanis group.
    • In 2019-2020, Key Club members raised money to provide clean water in underserved communities and to combat world hunger, collected food for a nearby food bank and medical supplies to be shipped abroad, made dog toys for an animal shelter, organized teacher appreciation projects and volunteered packing food, organizing Thanksgiving baskets and helping with an elementary school dance.  
  • National Honor Society: 45 members completed 21 volunteer service projects and provided 618 hours of peer tutoring support.

Athletics Program Overview

  • LHS offers a full complement of CHSAA-sponsored athletic programs for girls and boys, including Spirit.
  • The Lions Sports Booster Club supports all of our programs in raising funds and building school pride.
  • LHS athletic programs, coaches and student-athletes continue to be recognized for successes in the classroom and in competition.
  • Student-athletes consistently earn Academic Honor Roll recognition each season.
  • Several programs qualify for the state playoffs, and coaches and student-athletes earn all-league and all-state honors.
  • We are also proud of our student-athletes who go on to play at the collegiate level.

2019-2020 Athletic Programs Accomplishments

  • The average GPA of our Lions Varsity student-athletes was over 3.75
  • 392 LHS student-athletes earned Academic All State honors with over a 3.5 GPA
  • Fourteen out of twenty Lions sports programs had a team GPA higher than 3.50 with Girls Golf (4.52) and Girls Tennis (4.48) leading the way
  • Eight athletic programs competed in the CHSAA State Playoffs 
  • Twelve students in seven different sports earned Jeffco First Team All Conference honors
  • LHS Boys Cross Country earned a state finals berth, finished 2nd in the 4A Jeffco League Championship and had five student-athletes receive Jeffco All League honors
  • Lions Wrestling had three individual 4A Jeffco League Champions-Karsten Beich (also a state qualifier), Ncklaus DeShon, and Haiden Marchetti
  • Wrestling, Girls Basketball, and Girls Swimming team won the Paul Davis Jeffco League Sportsmanship Award for their respective sports 
  • Girls Basketball won the Les Schwab/CHSAA Academic Team of the Month for March-recognized for their hard work on the court, in the classroom, and in the community
  • LHS special needs students and partners competed in the Colorado Special Olympics-CHSAA State Bowling Championships for the second year in a row
  • Senior, and three sport athlete (cross country, basketball, soccer), Mackenzie Schwartz won the John Lynch Foundation Athlete of the Month Award
  • Senior Boys Basketball captain Tayvis Sagrillo-Smiley was recognized as Jeffco 4A Most Valuable Player and earned a place on the Colorado All State Team
  • Senior, and three sport varsity athlete (basketball, soccer, track), Susie Puchino won the Colorado Athletic Directors Association Female Scholar Athlete Scholarship and was named one of eight national finalists

It's going to be a great school year!

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199 East Littleton Boulevard
Littleton, CO 80121-1106

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Dr. Amy Oaks

Littleton High School has several student publications that include The Lion's Roar (newspaper) and Inspirlions (literary magazine).