Spotlight: Manual Achievement Center

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The Learning Lab and AEMS programs have been combined into a state of the art facility called the Manual Achievement Center (MAC). MAC will be REPLACING both AEMS and the Learning Lab, which will no longer exist.

The mission of the MAC is:

Fostering the study skills and personal success habits that enhance learning and encourage the highest level of scholarship. Providing highly qualified teachers who assist students in reaching mutually established goals. Supporting students in achieving College and Career Readiness through individualized instruction, mentoring, and peer tutoring.

Some of the benefits are:

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CCC Spotlight: College Rep Visits

Manual’s College & Career Center – also known as the CCC – is hopping these days. Did you know that during the months of September and October we will have over 100 colleges visit our school? College representatives from large and small schools, public and private, across the United States, visit Manual each year hoping to attract our students to their universities. It is a fabulous way for our kids, particularly our juniors and seniors, to connect with admission reps – ask questions, learn about their campus, inquire about scholarships and financial opportunities, etc. We already have schools like Yale, Duke, USC, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, UK, and WKU scheduled to visit. Interested in the Military? U.S. Naval Academy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Army personnel typically pop by too. Check out the CCC calendar to see when your favorite college will be here. 

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AP Testing Proctors Needed

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Ms. Leslie, one of our Guidance Counselors, is looking for volunteers to monitor and assist with AP Exams, May 1-12. Volunteers will be checking student IDs and seats, circulate the room to monitor and distribute additional items (replacement pencils, tissues, etc.), as well as collect and organize materials upon completion. Volunteers may also be asked to sit at the door to insure that other students do not enter the testing area. Testing may take place in the large gym with several hundred students, in rooms with 5 to 50 kids, or offsite at the Kentucky Expo Ctr Southwing fairgrounds (APHG). Please sign up here to volunteer for one or more exam slots if possible. Wear comfortable (and quiet) shoes and dress warmly, as some rooms are quite chilly.

** Please do NOT sign up for a test that your child will be taking.**

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Scholarships and Opportunities: Week of February 27

Pratt Institute 2017 Summer PreCollege Program in Art

The Pratt Institute 2017 Summer PreCollege Program provides high school students with rigorous college level art, design and creative thinking courses, modeled after Pratt Institute’s undergraduate offerings. Classes are taught by Pratt faculty who are committed to sharing their expertise in the fields of art and design. Students enrolled in credit bearing PreCollege classes receive elective credits accepted at Pratt and most colleges and universities. Participating students will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore the possibility of studying art, design, architecture, creative writing, or critical and visual studies at the college level.
  • Confirm that this is the subject you want to study in college.
  • Develop your skills through college-level coursework, using a variety of tools, materials, and techniques.
  • Develop a body of work for your portfolio for admission to college.
  • Meet other students who share your interests.
  • Get a preview of the college experience.

Click here for more information and to download application materials.

The Wooldridge Family Scholarship

This scholarship, valued at $250, is a one-time gift given to a duPont Manual/ YPAS graduating senior who will be attending a Christian University, Christian College or pursuing the ministry. The scholarship is in honor of Donald C. Wooldridge (Class of 1952) and presented by Larry A. Wooldridge (Athletic Director, Assistant Principal, Principal 2002-2013), Denise Wooldridge, Ian Wooldridge (Class of 2011), Andy Wooldridge (Class of 2012), and Riley Wooldridge. Interested applicants must submit a resume and an essay of 250 words or less detailing why they are attending a Christian school or pursuing the ministry. A committee will select an annual recipient and the award will be presented at the annual “duPont Manual Senior Award Night.”

Please submit your essay and resume to Mr. Robinson no later than the close of school on Thursday, March 9, 2017.

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Scholarships and Opportunities: Week of February 20

Philadelphia International Music Camp & Festival

Study this summer with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra! Held on the campus of Bryn Mawr College, one of America’s top 30 most beautiful college campuses (Travel and Leisure Magazine).

Seven program options:

  • Orchestra
  • Solo Performance
  • Symphonic Winds & Concert Band
  • Soloist’s Ensemble
  • Chamber Music Intensive
  • Piano
  • Opera Theatre

Private lessons, master classes, and faculty recitals with members of the world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra and other internationally-acclaimed musicians. Summer Music Camps in June and July – includes one, two, and four week sessions. Open to students at all skills levels.

The Solo Performance, Chamber Music Intensive, and Piano programs are by audition only.

Register online at philadelphiamusicfestival.org and click here for more info.

Sewanee Young Writers’ Conference

The Sewanee Young Writers’ Conference at the University of the South is just the place for aspiring authors, poets, and playwrights. For 23 years now the Conference—ranked as one of the top five such programs in the country—has played host to young writers ready to polish and perfect their literary work. The 2017 summer session runs July 2–15 on the scenic mountaintop campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Participants are rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade writers. Click here for more info. Application review will begin on February 27.

The Rotary Club of Louisville Speech Contest

The Rotary Club of Louisville is sponsoring a speech contest with cash prizes – win up to $2,200! Will accept up to six students and three of those will definitely win cash prizes. Please see the flyer here and complete the student form here. While public speaking can be challenging for many students, this is a very relaxed and friendly contest with only 4-6 people observing. Contact Karen Morrison, Speech Contest Coordinator, for more info.

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Scholarships and Opportunities: Week of February 13

Hortense B. Perry Foundation and HBCU Scholarships

The Hortense B. Perry Foundation scholarship is for for senior African American female students who demonstrate academic potential and leadership skills.

The HBCU scholarship is for senior African American female students who demonstrate academic potential and leadership skills AND who will attending a Historically Black College or University.

Click here for more information and the application form for both scholarships.

Ahrens Alumni Association Scholarships

This scholarship, valued at $1,000, is for graduating seniors who are a child, grandchild, or great-grandchild of an Ahrens graduate, living or deceased.

All forms and conditions can be found by going to their web page here. Select the tab “Scholarship Forms” to print out all instructions and forms.

Barnard College Summer Pre-College Programs

Since its founding in 1889, Barnard has been a distinguished leader in higher education, offering a rigorous liberal arts foundation to young women whose curiosity, drive, and exuberance set them apart. The college is a diverse intellectual community in a unique learning environment that provides the best of all worlds: small, intimate classes in a collaborative liberal arts setting dedicated to the advancement of women with the vast resources of Columbia University just steps away—in the heart of vibrant and electric New York City.

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Scholarships and Opportunities: Week of February 6

Community Foundation of Louisville Scholarships

The Community Foundation of Louisville is seeking qualified applicants for over 50 scholarship funds. These funds were established at the Foundation to assist students in their pursuit of higher education and defray educational expenses such as tuition, fees and books. To some, scholarships make the reality of higher education more tangible.

Click here for more information, visit their website here to learn more about Community Foundation of Louisville’s scholarship program and create an account to complete the general application, available here. All scholarships are available online. The deadline to complete and submit an application is March 15, 2017 at 11:59pm.

Email ebonyo@cflouisville.org with any questions.

David L. Jones Vocal Music Scholarship

Through the establishment of a fund at the Jefferson County Public Education Foundation, JCPS seniors have the opportunity to receive a $5,000 college scholarship for the college of their choice. The student nominated for this Vocal scholarship should be involved in a choral music program and pursuing music in college; A desirable qualification would be a letter of acceptance from the senior’s college or university music school. The intention is the student will use the scholarship beginning in the summer or fall of their graduation year.

  • Each school will submit one applicant.
  • A committee that consists of board members from the Jefferson County Public Education Foundation and David L. Jones will review all eligible applications. The finalist will be chosen in late April.
  • Based on the application process and interview scores, the applicant will be awarded the $5,000 scholarship.

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PTA/PTSA Scholarships

2017 PTSA ECE/GAP Scholarship

The duPont Manual High School PTSA is awarding a special $600 scholarship to a graduating GAP or ECE student. To be considered, student MUST be a graduating senior in good standing from duPont Manual High School, a member in good standing of the duPont Manual PTSA, and considered to be a GAP (underrepresented or having to overcome obstacles to success) or ECE student.

Click here for more details and to apply. The deadline is March 17, 2017.

15th District PTSA scholarships

The 15th District PTSA (of which duPont Manual High School is a member in good standing) is offering Evangeline J. Sansome Scholarships. We will not know the dollar amount or number of scholarships being given out until April 2017. In the past it has averaged around $1,700 and generally around 10-18 scholarships. To be eligible, students must be graduating seniors attending a high school in Jefferson County whose PTSA is a unit of the Kentucky Congress of Parents and Teachers. This link will take you to the application. The scholarship goes towards tuition only. The deadline is March 15, 2017.

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Scholarships and Opportunities: Week of January 30

Carlton College Liberal Arts Experience

The Carlton College Liberal Arts Experience is designed to introduce the benefits of a liberal arts education to students who have just completed their sophomore year of high school. This highly selective, weeklong program allows students to take classes from Carlton professors, live on campus, and learn what it takes to be a successful college bound student.

CLAE will take place July 8-15, 2017. Full scholarship are available. Eligible students include students of African American descent or students who have an interest in African American culture. Click here for the application.

The student application deadline is April 1, 2017.

Boston University Summer Pre-College Programs

Boston University’s Summer Pre-College Programs provide students with rigorous and collaborative college life experiences that enable them to gain a strong sense proof their personal and academic potential.  Here is a brief overview of their programs:

  • HIGH SCHOOL HONORS – a six-week residential or online program in which students take Boston University undergraduate courses and earn up to 8 transferable college credits.  Students must be entering their junior or senior year of high school in fall 2017.
  • RISE Internship/Practicum – a six-week non-credit residential program in which students conduct scientific research in a university lab under the guidance of a faculty mentor.  Students must be entering their senior year of high school fall 2017.
  • ACADEMIC IMMERSION (AIM) – a three-week non-credit residential program for students to focus intensively on a single academic topic while enjoying life on a college campus.  This summer BU is offering AIM Tracks: Introduction to Experimental Psychology and Introduction to Medicine.  Both tracks combine classroom work in the sciences with experiential learning activities.  Students must be entering their junior or senior year of high school Fall 2017.
  • SUMMER CHALLENGE – a two-week residential program in which students take two non-credit seminars of their choice and experience life on a college campus.  Students must be entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school Fall 2017.

Click here for more information, or feel free to contact BU by phone at 617-353-1378 or email at summerhs@bu.edu.

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Scholarships and Opportunities: Week of January 23

California College of the Arts Pre-College Summer 2017

The California College of the Arts is offering their Pre-College Summer Program for 4 weeks from June 26-July 21, 2017.  The school is located in the San Francisco Bay Area and offers concentrations in all of the following while also earning 3 College Credits:

  • Animation 2D
  • Animation – Stop Motion
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Creative Writing
  • Drawing
  • Fashion Design
  • Film
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design
  • Jewelry/Metal Arts
  • Painting
  • Photography – Black and White and Digital
  • Photography – Experimental
  • Sculpture

Visit their website here for more information.

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