Mission & Vision

Welcome to Manual High School, where the light shines brightly on all our students.

At Manual, we believe our student scholars are capable of achieving at the highest levels. As a result, Manual students develop an unshakable mindset of achievement that includes the ability to think critically and the resiliency to strive for greatness.

Mission Statement

Empower students to step into their greatness and take their place in the world.

Vision Statement

Create an environment where Denver’s high school students have the opportunity to reach their full potential and obtain an excellent education in a diverse, equitable environment that values its vibrant community, culture of achievement, and innovative approach to teaching and learning.

The Manual Graduate

Manual graduates employ innovation.

They embrace new ideas. They enjoy learning through evolving 21st century technologies, reading, the arts, personal relationships, inquiry, and real world experiences.

They apply complex thinking skills to make meaning from a variety of complex texts, challenging problems, and multiple perspectives.

They possess the ingenuity and the dedication to excellence required to take on the challenges of college and career.

Manual graduates build community.

They are champions of social justice.  They have developed the advocacy and communication skills to ensure their community has equitable access to social, political, and economic power in the world.

They are mindful about their community and consider the environmental, social and economic impacts of their actions and decisions.

They are aware of the impact of strong physical and emotional well being in a community.  They value and nurture their health.

Manual graduates celebrate culture.

They feel pride in and garner strength from their culture. They are curious to understand the culture of others.

They use their language and culture as instruments to understand and build their community.

They are proud to be Thunderbolts. They assume both the pride and the responsibility alumni hold for Manual High School.

Manual High School Overview

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Quick Facts

PRINCIPAL
Joe Glover

LEADERSHIP TEAM
Douglas Clinkscales
John Tricarico
Chris DeRemmer

MAJOR PROGRAMS
Early College Designation
Concurrent Enrollment
Medical School
9th Grade Experience
LIGHT Social-Emotional Wellness Center
Career and Technical Education Pathway