Manual

School-Wide Awards:

  • Highest ACT average in Kentucky: 26 Composite Average
  • U. S. Department of Education's National School of Excellence
  • Newsweek's "America's Top Schools" Top 100 Nationally, #62
  • Redbook Magazine's "America's Best Schools"
  • Kentucky Flag of Excellence
  • Media Center selected as an "Exemplary Site"
  • "Learning Tomorrow" Grant
  • Alliant Health Systems Grant for Biotechnology
  • National Institutes of Health Collaborative Grant with U of L
  • Artist in Residence Grants for Foreign Language and Art
  • National Foundation for Improvement of Education Grant
  • Apple Global Education Award
Student Successes:
  • National Merit Semi-finalists:
    • 15 - '94/95
    • 13 - '95/96
    • 21 - '96/97
    • 37 - '97/98
    • 24 - '98/99
    • 52 - '99/00
    • 44 - '00/01
    • 40 - '01/02
    • 35 - '02/03
    • 33 - '03/04
    • 38 - '04/05
    • 40 - '06/07
    • 39 - '07/08
    • 43 - '08/09
    • 35 - '09/10
    • 45 - '10/11
    • 42 - '11/12
  • Most National Merit Semi-finalists among all JCPS High Schools:
    class of 1994, 95, 97, 98, 99, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Presidental Scholars
  • Highest CATS test scores for any Kentucky High School
  • International Computer Problem Solving Contest -- 2nd Place
  • National SuperQuest Computer Competition -- Top 10
  • SEIKO Environmental Competition -- National Regional Finalist
  • Kentucky Junior Science Humanities -- Symposium Winner
  • Kentucky Junior Academy of Science -- 4 First Place Winners
  • Eastern Kentucky University's Science Math Proficiency Competition -- 2nd Overall
  • National Champion Cheerleaders
  • American Invitational Math Exam -- National Finalists
  • Louisville Regional, State, International Science Fair Overall Winners
  • Scholastic National Senior Art Portfolio Scholarship, 1st Place
  • Scholastic Art Hallmark Awards
  • National Scholastic Arts Award Winner
  • Over $100,000 in computer graphics scholarships
  • All State Art Award Winners
  • National Art and Science Award Winner
  • Recognized by Pratt Institute of Art as Exemplary Art Program
  • State Foreign Language Festival Winners
  • Beta Club Conference Champions
  • National 3rd Place Writing Magazine's Annual Essay Contest
  • Governor's Cup Competition -- State Overall Champions
  • Varsity Quick Recall undefeated in Jefferson Co.
  • Jefferson Co. Academic Tournament Champions
  • Derby Festival Academic Challenge Champions
  • Gulf Coast Academic Invitational Tournament Champions
  • Panasonic National Academic Challenge
  • U.S.A. Today's High School All Academic Team -- first team
  • State Debate Champions, Individual Champion
  • Jefferson Co. Debate Champions, Novice and Varsity
  • Only Kentucky School to qualify for the National Debate Tournament
  • YPAS Concert Band only U.S. band awarded gold medal Toronto Maple Leaf Music Festival
  • General Electric's Quality Circle Award for Future Problem Solving, 1st place Providian
  • Future Problem Solving International Presentation -- 4th Place
  • 1st Place International Science and Engineering Fair
  • 1st Place National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium
  • National Teen Jeopardy Champion and Semi-Finalist
  • Mock Trial
    • Regional Champs 2007, 2005
    • Regional Runner up 2006
  • Academic All-American
  • Math Team 1st Place
  • 1st Team Academic All-State Team
  • Tomorrow's Playwrights Contest 1st and 3rd place
  • Presidential Scholars
  • Multi-cultural Essay Contest Winners (Junior League's)
  • National Robotics Champions
  • Repeat Winner Speed Scientific School Computer Programming Competition
  • Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica Junior Travel Award
  • GE Star Award
  • Future Problem Solving Team
    • 1st place regional Governor's Cup 2003, 2006, 2007
    • 1st place district Governor's Cup 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
    • 1 st place LG&E Tournament 2004
  • Recipient of the first ever JCPS Jim Dillman Award for School Technology
Staff Recognition:

Not surprisingly, Manual's staff is as diversely talented and recognized as its students. By providing positive role models, becoming actively involved in community issues, successfully responding to countless challenges, and pursuing lifelong educational enrichment, Manual's staff inspires students to strive for excellence. The prestigious, 104-member faculty - including six Ph.D.s and 12 nationally board certified - have earned many hours and awards, including the following:
  • National Certified Teachers
  • WHAS ExCEL Award Winners
  • Ashland National Teacher of the Year Achievement Awards
  • National Milken Family Foundation Educator Award
  • Scholastic Art Portfolios Teacher Awards
  • Sallie Mae First-Year Teacher National Award
  • Presidential Teacher Award
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
  • National Biology, History,and Geography Teachers Awards
  • National Published Faculty
  • Radio Shack National Teacher Award
  • JCPS Outstanding Principal of the Year
  • Jefferson County Counselor of the Year
  • National Certified Teachers
  • Kentucky Secondary Science Teacher of the Year
  • Jefferson County Secondary Teacher of the Year
  • DAR Kentucky History Teacher of the Year
  • Kentucky History Teacher of the Year
  • Kentucky World Language Association Teacher of the Year
  • GE Star Teacher Award
  • National Board Cerified Art Teachers

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