Manual High School

1700 E 28th Ave, Denver, CO 80205
(720) 423-6300
http://manualhs.org/

SCHOOL GOALS

Students will be engaged in owning their academic learning and achievement.

  • Students take ownership and are acountable for their progress.
  • Students have agency and are able to advocate for themselves, family and community.

All teachers will have culturally competent classrooms.

  • Students experience culturally relevent curriculum.
  • Students feel supported by their teachers.

All students will graduate with college credits and with the skills to participate and be successful in college and career.

  • Students will develop personal relationships and skills of inquiry (to apply to their learning) through real world experiences

HISTORY & CULTURE

Manual High School, which opened in 1892 and was one of the first schools to educate women and African Americans, has a rich and impressive history. All Manual students are known to the faculty and staff, who nurture and respect them as valued members of the Manual family. Unlike the typical high school with classrooms that are overflowing and often have a shortage of spots in elective classes, Manual has kept class sizes small, with a low student to teacher ratio. Manual was one of the first schools in the district to be granted Innovation Status and classrooms are equipped with 21st Century tools and technology.

STATUS: Prototyping & Testing

DESIGN TEAM

Signe Hawley
PRINCIPAL:

Nick Dawkins

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL:

Dr. Colleen O'Brien & Douglas Clinkscales

LOWEST GRADE:

9

HIGHEST GRADE:

12

ENROLLMENT:

330

ELLs:

64-19.4%

TEACHERS:

23

DEMOGRAPHICS:

37%African-American, 51.5% Hispanic, 4.9% White