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duPont Manual has 5 magnet programs students may apply to: HSU - 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. MST - Math, Science, & Technology The Math Science Technology Program was created in 1984 and is designed to provide a rigorous curriculum that prepares students to be successful in any academic program (especially engineering, science, or math programs) at any college in the country. The entering Math Science Technology students are expected to have demonstrated strong academic achievement prior to entering the program. The teachers in each of the three disciplines are expected to teach beyond the normal advanced program, pushing students to high levels of academic achievement. Academic rigor and research is expected of all teachers through the use of challenging homework, projects, classwork, and extracurricular activities that will develop good problem solving and critical-thinking skills. Hard work is expected to be the norm not the exception of teachers and students alike. VA - Visual Arts The Visual Art Magnet, located at duPont Manual the Magnet High School, was created in 1984 to provide a facility and program for artistically gifted students pursuing an art oriented career. During their four years at Manual, students will produce a portfolio of art work for acceptance to a university or a professional college of art. Many students graduate from Manual Visual Art and succeed in other non-related art careers that require creative problem solving, high order thinking and analytical skills taught in the Visual Art Magnet. YPAS - Youth Performing Arts School Includes majoring in Dance, Design and Production, Instrumental Music, Theater, and Vocal Music J&C - Journalism and Communication www.manualjc.com duPont Manual High School’s Journalism & Communications Magnet is a unique, award-winning program for students interested in careers in journalism, broadcasting, photography, graphic design, public relations, and advertising. Other students attending J&C sometimes pursue careers in politics and law. This national four-year program allows students to take intensive journalism electives along with the traditional rigorous course content that Manual offers.
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