Philosophy

Manual High School’s innovative approach to teaching ensures a superior education for all its students, regardless of their learning needs. Our student scholars are encouraged to explore their passions while building skills and gaining knowledge that will help them achieve at the highest levels and step into their greatness. We have high expectations for all our students, many who will become the next generation of leaders and change-makers.

Our comprehensive academic program offers various pathways, depending on students’ individual learning needs and goals. Working closely with an advisor, students can pick from a rich mix of general studies courses, Advanced Placement (AP), Honors classes, a concurrent enrollment option, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), and an innovative STEM Biomedical pathway. Every academic approach pushes students to think critically and expand their current scope of knowledge, preparing them for the rigors and acceleration of post-secondary education and meaningful careers.

As one of the first Denver Public Schools to be approved for Innovation, every core classroom has been updated with 21st century tools and technology. Additionally, Manual keeps class sizes small, with a low student to teacher ratio. In this intimate setting, teachers are able to ensure accountability and help our scholars excel.