New school year starts in Denver Monday

Posted on: 2:51 pm, July 6, 2012, by , updated on: 03:44pm, July 6, 2012

Denver Manual High School

Denver Manual High School

DENVER — The new school year starts in Denver Monday.

Students at Manual High School head back to the classroom for the new school year seven weeks ahead of the rest of the district.

Manual is an “innovation school” and it has extended its school year to 210 days. Twenty-five of those days are set aside for off-campus experiences and other learning excursions.

“Learning excursions scheduled throughout the school year will offer students opportunities to explore college campuses and take them throughout the state and country and help them live what they’ve learned,” says DPS spokeswoman Kristy Armstrong.

Manual’s daily schedule runs from 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. The school is at E. 28th Ave. and Williams St.

Standard school years consist of 180 days with six hours of instruction per day.