About MHS

About Manchester High School

Manchester High School offers an extensive array of programs and courses that challenge its diverse student population.  Students can enroll in cooperative programs with local colleges and universities including UCONN, Manchester Community College, and Capital Community College.  Articulation programs are also available with area magnet schools and include The Greater Hartford Academy for Math and Science and The Greater Hartford Academy for the Arts.  MHS provides a wide-range of elective offerings to encourage student career exploration as an avenue of developing an assortment of skills and abilities.

Academies and Administration

This year all students in grades 10-12 are assigned to an academy. The goal of the academies is to allow students to pursue areas of interest while also making the high school feel smaller. The academies are:

  • Medical Careers Academy (MCA)
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Design Academy (STEM-D)
  • Education and Public Service Academy (EPSA)
  • Performing Arts -Contemporary Communications Academy (PA-CCA)
  • Global Studies Academy (GSA)

Mr. Mark Ruede will continue oversee Medical Careers Academy (MCA) and will  also oversee the Science Technology, Engineering, Math & Design Academy (STEM-D) He will work with our Dean of Students, Ms. Alexia Kalogianes.

Ms. Idelisa Torres will oversee the Education and Public Service Academy (EPSA) and the Performing Arts- Contemporary Communications Academy (PA-CCA). She will work with our Dean of Students, Mr. Marc DiDominzio.

Ms. Linda Iacobellis will oversee the Global Studies, which incorporated the Truth Academy, SILK (Student in Love with the Kitchen), Entrepreneurship and World Languages. The Dean of Students for the Global Studies Academy is Mr. Owen Carroll. Ms. Iacobellis is new to MHS and is expected to officially begin her appointment by Sept. 17. She replaces Jim Farrell, who is in a new grant-funded position as the district’s Attendance Administrator and Communications Director. Iacobellis began her career as a school counselor at E.O. Smith High School in Storrs. For the past seven years, she has worked as an assistant principal at Bacon Academy in Colchester. At MHS, she will be overseeing the new GSA as well as school climate initiatives.

Mr. Roy Roberts will continue to be responsible for the students in grade 9 and the Freshmen Center. Mr. Roberts also serves as our varsity football coach. We will be teaming all grade 9 students this year.  We have created five teams which we believe will allow for increased rigor in classrooms, additional opportunities for students to make connections across disciplines and improved communication with parents and families.

Bentley Academy

Mr. James Fromme and Ms. Megan Thompson will oversee all aspects of Bentley Academy.

Code of Conduct

Directions

Directions to MHS   Manchester High School 134 East Middle Turnpike Manchester, CT 06040 Click here for directions from Google Maps

Traveling WEST on route 84, take Exit 63 (which says South Windsor). As you follow the exit, stay to the right through the yield sign. At the second light, take a right onto Oakland Street. After going through the second light and over the railroad tracks, this becomes Summit Street. Go straight through three stop signs. When you reach the traffic light, take a left onto East Middle Turnpike. MHS is half a block on the right side.

Traveling EAST on route 84, take Exit 63. At the light go straight through to Oakland Street. After going through the second light and over the railroad tracks, this becomes Summit Street. Go straight through three stop signs. When you reach the traffic light, take a left onto East Middle Turnpike. MHS is half a block on the right side.


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Mission

All students will develop the tools necessary to become productive, responsible members of society.

 As a school community we will:

  • Provide all students with the highest quality education
  • Continually improve practices to maximize the learning of all
  • Foster partnerships among students, parents, families, school personnel and the community
  • Maintain a safe inclusive school where equity is the norm and excellence is the goal

 Academic Expectations for Student Learning

All students will:

  1. Effectively apply critical and creative thinking skills to solve relevant problems.
  2. Analyze, interpret, and evaluate literacy, informational, and persuasive texts.
  3. Produce written materials that appropriately respond to the varying demands of audience, task, purpose, and discipline.
  4. Create, interpret, and evaluate verbal and nonverbal presentations using a variety of tools/media in carried contexts for a variety of purposes.
  5. Access and apply appropriate digital resources, media, and other technology in varied contexts for a variety of purposes.
  6. Work collaboratively to solve problems and accomplish goals.
  7. Make appropriate decisions in the areas of health, wellness, and physical fitness.

 Civic and Social Expectations for Student Learning

 All students will:

  1. Treat others with respect regardless of race, ethnicity, class, or orientation.
  2. Demonstrate ethical behavior through honesty and integrity.
  3. Be responsible for their words, actions, and commitments.
  4. Contribute positively to the community.
  5. Contribute to the school by participating in co-curricular or service activities.

NEASC Accreditation Letters and Reports

School Improvement Plan

School Improvement Plan August 2015

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Strategic School Profile

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