Welcome to duPont Manual

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SchoolMessenger is the phone, email and SMS (text) messaging system used by JCPS to communicate school cancellations, safety alerts and other important information to you.

If you are a JCPS parent or a JCPS employee AND parent, you may opt in by texting the letter "Y" to 67587. If you'd like to customize the type of communications you receive on your phone or email, visit http://go.schoolmessenger.com and create an account. You can also set up and manage your contact information and preferences by downloading the SchoolMessenger app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. If you have any issues or require further assistance, please call the JCPS Technology Service Desk at (502) 485-3552.


duPont Manual provides a dynamic, interdisciplinary, diverse learning community that focuses on rigorous academic, technical, and artistic college-preparatory magnet programs. At duPont Manual, we are proud of our continuing excellence, diversity, and tradition. Our historic school building is bustling with a dedicated staff and over 1,900 dynamic students.


duPont Manual, in a cooperative effort among faculty, staff, parents, students and the greater community will:

  • Nurture and sustain academic excellence for all students
  • Provide diversified instruction to meet the needs of all learning styles
  • Recognize multiple-giftedness
  • Educate beyond the classroom walls through foreign/ domestic travel, project-driven research activities, community leadership, career pathways, performance and service.

duPont Manual High School is proud to support our Black students, families, teachers, administrators, and staff. We believe that Black (BIPOC) lives matter, and as such, we pledge to challenge inequities and improve outcomes for Black students in our school, city, state, and country; we prioritize safety and well-being of BIPOC.


Empower the Present


Ensure the Future


Honor the Past

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