SOCIAL / EMOTIONAL SUPPORT AT MANUAL:
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.
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.