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After several years in state takeover status, Emmerich Manual High School was returned to its home district.

On Wednesday, Jan. 15, the Indiana State Board of Education voted 6-2 to give the school back to Indianapolis Public Schools.

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Next Steps

The IPS Board of School Commissioners approved an Innovation Network School agreement with Christel House Academy (CHA) to serve both the current Manual students as well as transition the Christel House Academy South location and Christel House DORS South, an adult dropout recovery high school, to the Manual facilities.

The namesake of Manual will remain prominent in the school name, honoring historical legacy. Manual students can graduate with a Manual diploma and Christel House will offer interviews to all current staff with the goal of hiring as many as possible to provide continuity.

Christel House will continue outreach to families and students to ensure clarity and enrollment options.

Frequently Asked Questions

An Innovation Network School is an IPS school (a member of the IPS family of schools) that is managed daily by a nonprofit with whom the district has partnered. The students are counted in the IPS overall student count, and IPS is also held accountable for their academic results. The schools are accountable to their own board, but also to the elected IPS Board of School Commissioners, which has an agreement with the Innovation partner to manage the school with IPS. Emmerich Manual High School will be an Innovation Network School beginning in the 2020–21 school year.   

Una Escuela de la Red de Innovación es una escuela IPS (miembro de la familia de escuelas IPS) que es administrada diariamente por una organización sin fines de lucro con la cual el distrito se ha asociado. Los estudiantes se cuentan en el recuento total de estudiantes de IPS, y IPS también es responsable de sus resultados académicos. Las escuelas son responsables ante su propia junta, pero también ante la Junta de Comisionados Escolares de IPS, que tiene un acuerdo con el socio de Innovación para administrar la escuela con IPS. La Preparatoria de Emmerich Manual será una escuela de la Red de Innovación a partir del año escolar 2020–21.

Charter Schools USA (CSUSA), the current operator of Manual High School, was selected by the Indiana State Board of Education (SBOE) in 2012 to manage the school. That agreement comes to an end at the end of this school term. Since the current operator did not get the charter they pursued on December 13, 2019, the future of the school was in question. On January 15, 2020, the SBOE voted to return Manual to IPS so that the district could select a new partner to run the school. IPS selected and the IPS Board approved Christel House Academy to run the school starting in July 2020.   

Charter Schools USA (CSUSA), el operador actual de la Preparatoria Manual, fue seleccionado por la Junta de Educación del Estado de Indiana (SBOE) en 2012 para administrar la escuela. Ese acuerdo llega a su fin al final de este período escolar. Dado que el operador actual no obtuvo el charter que persiguieron el 13 de diciembre de 2019, el futuro de la escuela estaba en cuestión. El 15 de enero del 2020, el SBOE votó para devolver el Manual a IPS para que el distrito pudiera seleccionar un nuevo socio para administrar la escuela. IPS seleccionó y la Junta de IPS aprobó la Academia Christel House para administrar la escuela a partir de julio del 2020.

No. IPS will not use this transition as an opportunity to “kick out” or remove kids for performance or behavioral issues. IPS will provide bus services to students at Manual who are rising to Grades 10, 11 and 12.

 No. IPS no utilizará esta transición como una oportunidad para “expulsar” o eliminar a los niños por problemas de rendimiento o comportamiento. IPS proporcionará servicios de autobús a los estudiantes de Manual que están llegando a los grados 10, 11 y 12.

No. Any student who is currently at Manual High School in Grades 9, 10 and 11 will simply return next school year. You many need to complete some enrollment paperwork at the beginning of next year to make sure that we have all of your updated information. Manual High School is now on Enroll Indy, but only students who would be new to the school (and not enrolled there today) would need to apply through the Choice Application Lottery.   

 No. Cualquier estudiante que esté actualmente en la Preparatoria Manual en los grados 9, 10 y 11 simplemente regresará el próximo año escolar. Es posible que deba completar algunos documentos de inscripción a principios del próximo año para asegurarse de que tengamos toda su información actualizada. La Preparatoria Manual es parte de Enroll Indy ahora, pero solo los estudiantes que serían nuevos en la escuela (y que no estarían inscritos allí hoy) tendrían que presentar su solicitud a través de la Lotería de la Aplicación de Elección.

The teachers who are in the school today will be invited to apply with Christel House, the new manager; many have already started to interview. The hope is to hire as many teachers as possible who both want to stay and for whom the new model is a good fit.   

 Los maestros que están en la escuela hoy serán invitados a postularse con Christel House, el nuevo gerente; muchos ya han comenzado a entrevistar. La esperanza es contratar tantos maestros como sea posible que quieran quedarse y para quienes el nuevo modelo sea una buena opción.

We encourage you to check in with Christel House at Manual High School and submitting any questions you may have to that team. You should expect to hear from the team later this spring in preparation for the 2020–21 school year.  

 Le recomendamos que se comunique con Christel House en la Preparatoria Manual y que envíe cualquier pregunta que pueda tener a ese equipo. Debería esperar recibir noticias del equipo a fines de esta primavera en preparación para el año escolar 2020–21.  

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