LIGHT TEAM (Student Support Services)

Student in class

The L.I.G.H.T. Center at Manual (Learners Inspired to Get Help Today) The L.I.G.H.T. Center is a one of a kind location for student to access social, emotional and academic supports. Within the L.I.G.H.T. Center students will find the school psychologist, social worker, deans and restorative justice coordinator. These are all supports for students to use in order to receive the social and emotional supports they need in order to get back into the classroom and become learners once again.

Restorative Approach at Manual

On the Manual campus we believe that students are far more alike than they are different. Students will have conflict because of their stage of life and differences of opinion but at Manual conflict is handled face-to-face and not with physical or verbal assault. Students who have a conflict will sit down with the restorative justice coordinator or a dean and be part of a facilitated conversation in which they will work to get at the root of the issue. If students can come to a working agreement on their conflict then they will return to class, if not then they will remain in the academic refocus room and separated until a resolution is found.

Safe-to-Tell Safe-to-Tell

This is a place where students can leave anonymous messages if they know of a student who is in danger or one that poses a threat to themselves or others. This line is an essential part of keeping students safe throughout Denver Public Schools and students can access the tip line at 1-877-542-7233

Student Voice Box

The Manual faculty and staff are committed to improving and are in need of feedback. A student voice box is a place to leave anonymous feedback, concerns or ideas for the staff to learn from. The student voice box is located in the main office and will be checked once each week on Fridays.

We recognize that students need encouragement to support their health and wellness and at Manual High School we have a Team of specialized providers on campus ready to help.

Asthma Rescue Inhaler Technique with Nurse Lucy

To contact the MHS Nurse Lucy Roberts, email, or call 720-423-6374.

SBHC Consent is now live for the 2020-2021 school year. This year, parents are now able to sign up their students electronically using our new Docusign E-consent! Parents can access the link from our website at . The website and consents are smart phone and tablet compatible so they can be accessed from any device. Below are links to the consents specific to your school. Please share these links via email, on social media, and however else you are communicating with families during this time. Denver Health SBHCs are here to offer medical and mental health care for students during the 20-21 school year!

Manual Campus

If you have questions about SBHC marketing or the e-consent links, please contact

Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD)

Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD)
School-Based Community Therapist

Serina Montoya
Manual High School Social Worker

Rachel Guttman
Manual High School Psychologist

Contact for Resources and social, emotional support
Request to meet with Your Manual High School Counselor / Social worker.

Denver Health School Based Clinic

Health Professionals 720-423-6435

Denver Health STEP Therapist is Greg Kuo

Homeless Education Network (HEN)

For more information about housing, food, clothing, school supplies, transportation and more, visit: Homeless Education Network (HEN)

Whitney Whitaker
Homeless Liaison for Near Northeast

Safe2Tell Colorado

Visit the Safe 2 Tell Colorado website.