DuPont Manual High School provides a dynamic, interdisciplinary, diverse learning community that focuses on rigorous academic, technical, and artistic college-preparatory magnet programs. Manual offers students the opportunity to experience unparalleled personal and academic growth while participating in a variety of specialized magnet courses. Manual offers students the opportunity to combine strong academics with specialized instruction in one of five magnet programs: High School/University, Journalism and Communications, Mathematics/Science/Technology (MST), Visual Arts, and Youth Performing Arts. The Advance Program is also available for eligible students. Through a working relationship with the University of Louisville (UofL), qualified students in all programs may take college courses for credit. Manual High School is a nationally recognized school for student academic success and has been a recognized U.S. School of Excellence since 1991. In addition, Manual students continue to top district, state, and national statistics in test scores, number of scholarship recipients, and number of National Merit Scholars.
- Offers communications, college prep, math/science/technology, visual arts, and performing arts programs to students districtwide
- Offers the Advance Program and 30 Advanced Placement (AP) courses
- Has the highest ACT average of any Kentucky high school
- Has the most National Merit Semifinalists in the state as well as the most Governor’s Scholars and the most students selected for the Governor’s School for the Arts
- College-credit classes are available through partnerships with UofL, Campbellsville University, and Jefferson Community and Technical College (JCTC).
- Provides academic classes for the Youth Performing Arts School (YPAS), and Manual students can enroll in comprehensive arts classes.
Magnet Programs and Pathways
High School/University: Students receive a rigorous liberal arts experience through the exploration of disciplines beyond core magnet requirements. A demanding college-preparatory curriculum and proximity to UofL facilitate opportunities for AP and dual-credit courses.
Journalism and Communication: Emphasizing real-world experiences and audiences, this program provides state-of-the-art technology and professional partnerships to help students master communication and media skills.
Mathematics/Science/Technology (MST): The MST Program provides a research-based curriculum of rigorous coursework in life science, biotechnology, microbiology, optics, modern physics, robotics, and computer programming. Mentoring by university scientists and engineers facilitates college-level research.
Visual Arts: A rigorous, specialized visual art curriculum incorporates drawing, painting, sculpture, textiles, printmaking, and computer-aided design. Emphasizing visual art for authentic audiences, students learn creative problem-solving skills while surpassing scholastic and professional standards for visual art at the high school level.
Youth Performing Arts School (YPAS)