Liberty High School (Colorado Springs)
|Liberty High School|
|8720 Scarborough Drive
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80920
|Motto||Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth|
|School district||Academy 20|
|Campus size||69 x 69|
|Color(s)||Scarlet, navy, and silver|
|Affiliation||North Central Association of Secondary Schools|
Liberty High School (LHS) is a four-year public high school in northern Colorado Springs, Colorado, and part of Academy School District 20. It opened in 1987 and in 2005, it had an enrollment of 1365.
The school motto is: Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth, attributed to Archimedes. The mascot of the school is a Lancer. The mission statement of Liberty is
|“||The mission of Liberty High School, a unique student-centered community, is to educate each student and support staff to meet the challenges of a dynamic world. Through high academic expectations, co-curricular participation, and nurturing environment, students develop an enduring commitment to their own education and to citizenship.||”|
LHS is a member of the College Board and the National Association of College Admission Counseling, and is accredited by the North Central Association of Secondary Schools.
In 2004, the Liberty Lancer Boys Soccer team was ranked 8th Nationally and won the Colorado 4A State Championship.
In 2016 The Pride of the Lancers Marching Band won the 4A State Marching Band championship with the highest score in Colorado history at this point 90.3, a .05 win from 2nd place.
In recent years, Liberty's "Pride of the Lancers Band" has been making great improvements, attributed to a new band teacher who was hired in 2007. Since then, the band has been rapidly growing in terms of members. The band has moved from placing 12th in state to as high as 1st place in 2016. In 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2016, the Pride of the Lancers Band traveled to St. Louis to compete in the Bands of America Super Regional. They placed as high as 17th overall and 4th in their division.
Liberty also has a theater program, taught by Steve Skelcey. The Wiz was a very popular show, which won a national award for best set construction. Liberty's production of Beauty and the Beast received second place in the ScenoGraphics National Set Construction Competition. In 2009–2010 the plays were West Side Story and Caught in the Act. The 2010-2011 productions were Bram Stoker's Dracula and Seussical, which sold out for all showings and two showings, respectively. The 2011-2012 season's plays were The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, which was selected to show and headline at Thescon 2011 in Denver; Scarborough Fair: Cult Classics; Rough Magic; and Moby Dick! The Musical. In 2015, Liberty High School took their production of "She Kills Monsters" to headline in Thescon in Denver.