Ninth Grade Academy

Manual High School

Home of The Thunderbolts
1700 E. 28th Ave.
Denver, CO 80205

Dear Parents, Guardians, and incoming Ninth Grade Thunderbolts,

Welcome to Manual High School! According to the district’s database, your child is projected to attend Manual in August and we are thrilled that you have chosen to attend Manual High School!

To assist in the transition from middle school to a successful high school experience, Manual High School, along with the other DPS high schools, will be hosting a Ninth Grade Academy for incoming freshmen. This exciting, fun, and informative program will last three days and all of Manual’s incoming ninth grade students are expected to attend.  

Ninth Grade Academy will prepare your student for high school before high school begins!

During the Ninth Grade Academy, students will:

Details for the Manual Ninth Grade Academy are as follows:

Dates/Times: Tuesday, August 8, 2023 – Thursday, August 10, 2023

8:00 AM -1:20 PM

Location: Manual High School

This will be the 7th year we are hosting a Ninth Grade Academy.  Evaluation of the Ninth Grade Academy shows that students who participated improved their academic performance, had a stronger attachment to their high school and their peer groups, and were more likely to graduate from high school.  

I strongly encourage you to take advantage of this unique opportunity.  If you have any questions, please send an email message to, or call the DPS NGA Hotline, 720-424-8277, and someone will respond.  We look forward to seeing you at Manual’s Ninth Grade Academy!  

Please refer to the attached document for instructions on registering for the Manual Ninth Grade Academy.


Joe Glover


Manual High School

Manual Ninth Grade Academy (NGA)




Option One: Link

Option Two: QR Code 

  1. Open the Camera app on your phone.
  2. Point your camera at the QR code to scan it. Make sure that you can see all four corners of the QR code on the screen. Once you correctly scan the QR code, a pop-up banner will appear above it, and/ or you will also see a yellow QR code icon appear in the bottom right corner. If you are running Android 8 or later, you should see a pop-up banner appear.
  3. Finally, tap the pop-up banner or the QR icon in the bottom-right corner of the app. This will immediately send you to the website, open the app, or perform another action, so make sure you know what the banner does before tapping on it.


Send an email message to: or leave a message on the DPS Ninth Grade Academies Hotline:  720-424-8277 and someone will respond.

Direct Contact at Manual: or