High School University
The High School University Academic Program is located in Manual's historic building in picturesque Old Louisville, adjacent to the U of L campus. The program seeks students with the potential for high academic achievement. Diversity is evident in both the student body and their courses of study.
Students may choose from a wide range of college preparatory offerings in all academic areas. classes in Manual's magnets are open to students with specialized interests or talents. Manual also offers the most advance placement classes in the state.
A focal point of the High School University Academic Program is
the close ties Manual maintains with The University of Louisville. HSU
students, along with other magnet students, have access to the University of
Louisville campus and resources which include courses, professors, Eckstrom
Library, art library, photo archives, Speed Museum, and departmental
Qualified students have the opportunity to earn tuition free hours their junior and senior years. Dual credit courses in United States History, Creative Writing, Humanities, Senior English, and Accounting from the University of Louisville and Bellarmine College are offered on Manual's campus. Students may also go on campus at U of L to take regular college courses.
Prerequisites for seniors taking classes on the University of Louisville Belknap Campus are:
- Minimum 3.4 GPA academic averages
- Minimum score of 24 on ACT
- Counselor recommendation
High School University students have the use of computer labs and laptops which are used in diverse classes, such as English, art, communications, science, math, business, and general study. State-of-the-art information networking is available throughout the school. Manual's renovated science labs provide a flexible setting for lecture, exploration, and investigation.
- Approximately 97 percent of the graduating class enters college
- Approximately 12 million dollars in scholarships are awarded to graduates
- Award-winning Debate Team -- only Kentucky High School to qualify for National Debate Tournament
- Award-winning Quick Recall Team
- Governor's Scholars
- State/District Leader in National Merit Competition
- Activities: 100-year tradition of sports, Beta Club, National Honor Society, "The Crim-son Sound", Key Club, and more than 30 other clubs and service organizations; statewide winning academic teams, and numerous opportunities for leadership.
Manual graduates attend all the major Kentucky colleges, many in honors programs. Recent graduates also attend: Boston College, Cal Tech, Carnegie Mellon, Duke, Eastman School of Music, Emory, George Washington U., Miami of Ohio, Oberlin, Smith, Spellman, Stanford, U. of Chicago, U. of Iowa, U. of Pennsylvania, Rice, Princeton, Notre Dame, U.S. Naval Academy, Vanderbilt, Vassar, West Point, and U.S. Air Force Academy.
duPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY 40208, (502) 485-8241
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