Graduation Requirements

At Manual High School, students get a well-rounded education and are taught to the highest academic standards. In order to graduate, they are required to complete, please see the Graduation Guidelines Fact Sheet.

Para leer la siguiente información en Español, haga clic Información para Padres Clase del 2018.

Senior Graduation Requirements:

  • 3 College Applications
  • 3 Scholarship Applicatrions
    • At least 1 must contain original work (ex. essay, poem, drawing, video etc.)
  • Community Service hours START EARLY!
    • Must be signed off by supervisor
  • FAFSA (if eligible)

Students Must Complete in September

  • Google Drive Folder
    • Hold all college/scholarship process information
    • Shared with Ms. Madriz, Mr. Friendly & Prep for Success Teacher
    • Take screenshots of college apps, scholarship apps, upload personal statements, etc.
  • Login to Naviance
    • Used to add check visits, college apps, scholarship apps, request transcripts, search for scholarships, search for colleges etc.
  • NACAC fee Waiver
    • Allows students to apply to colleges without paying application fee
  • Golden Ticket (Electronically)
    • Pre-Application form that holds all information students need to apply to college in one form.  Students will save to their google drives and use it to apply to colleges.
  • SAT/ACT Retake Registration
    • SAT Test Dates: Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 2 Mar. 10, May 5, June 2
    • ACT Test Dates: Sept 8, Oct. 28, Dec. 9, Feb. 10, Apr. 14, June 9

Important Dates!

  • Daniels Fund Scholarship OPENS September 29th
    • DUE NOVEMBER 30th @ 4:00 pm
    • National Full Ride Scholarship
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
    • Must have at least a 17 ACT score in each test category OR SAT Math Score of 470 and Reading Score of 450
  • CU Pre-Health Day- (Saturday September 23rd)
  • NACAC College Fair (Sunday September 24th 1:00-4:00 pm)
    • Denver Mart 451 E. 58th Ave
    • If enough interest will try to get a bus from Manual
  • Day & Night College Fair (Monday October 2nd 9:00-10:00)
    • will take place at Bruce Randolph.  College reps available to talk to students!
    • Students can sign up to attend with Ms. Madriz.  Will be transported from Manual to Bruce and back.
  • Financial Aid Night (Wednesday October 18th 5:30-7:30pm)
    • There will be a session in English and Spanish
    • Requirements for FAFSA Night, what information parents will need to provide
  • Manual FAFSA Night (Wednesday November 8th 4:30-7:30)
    • File FAFSA (required for graduation) with trained professionals here at Manual!
    • Get it done and sent to colleges on time and done correctly
  • “Near Northeast” Regional Application Day
    • (Tuesday October 24th 9:00-2:00 pm)
    • Manual seniors participate in an entire day where they apply to colleges. College reps present to support!
  • Graduation Day (Saturday May 26th @ 10:30 am)

College Visits at Manual

“College Visits are all held in the Future Center Room 107.  Students can always see who is coming to the Future Center by checking Naviance!”

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College Visits Scheduled So Far!

  1. University of Colorado- Denver (UCD)
    • Wednesday September 13th 11:00-12:00
  2. Community College of Denver (CCD)
    • Thursday September 14th 9:00-10:00
  3. Coast Guard Academy
    • Thursday September 14th 1:00-1:45
  4. University of Denver (DU)
    • Tuesday September 19th 9:00-10:00
  5. The University of Tampa Florida
    • Tuesday September 26th 9:30-10:30
  6. Whitman College
    • Tuesday September 26th 11:00-12:00
  7. Landmark College (VT)
    • Wednesday September 27th 9:00-10:00
  8. Middlebury College (VT)
    • Friday September 29th 10:00-11:00
  9. University of Northern Colorado (UNC)
    • Monday October 2nd 11:00-12:00
  10. Clarkson University (NY)
    • Monday October 2nd 1:00-2:00
  11. Colorado State University (CSU)
    • Tuesday October 3rd 1:00-2:00
  12. University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (CU-CS)
    • Wednesday October 4th 11:00-12:00
  13. Emily Griffith Technical College (EGTC)
    • Wednesday October 18th 11:00-12:00

College Support People @ Manual

Kendrick Friendly


11th & 12th Grade Counselor

Academic Support- Scheduling-Concurrent Enrollment- College Transcripts

Diana Madriz


DSF College Advisor, At Manual W & F

College Applications – Scholarship Applications-FAFSA-Financial Aid Process