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.
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.