How to Apply:

The 2024-2025 Regular Review application period is closed. 


Helpful Tips:

Recommendations* for the 2024-2025 application season are due January 8th, 2024.  

*Teachers will receive a digital form to complete once you submit your application - make sure your confirm the correct email address with your teacher.  

Step 2:

duPont Manual Application*

The 2024-2025 application is a 2 part process

Step 1: Apply online through the JCPS website.

Step 2: Complete duPont Manual application.

*If you selected duPont Manual as a JCPS 2nd choice you will receive an email with the duPont Manual Application materials.

*If you applied after December 22, 2024 additional information will be requested if needed. 

Helpful how to videos

duPont Manual Application Walkthrough 

How to Upload and Provide a Link to a PDF

Create a google account: click here

Manual Admissions Information

Applications will be reviewed through a process that evaluates achievement test scores, attendance, extra-curricular involvement, grades, personal essays, and recommendations. Application materials will be submitted via an online platform.  

Please note:

Manual Admission Dates

*Early Review

Early Review is an option for magnet students at: Farnsley (MST), Meyzeek (MST), Newburg (MST), Noe (VA or YPAS) and Western (VA or YPAS) middle schools who want to apply to Manual/YPAS and continue in their MST, VA, or YPAS magnet programs.

Prospective Student Experiences:

NON-JCPS Students only

Manual welcomes the opportunity to host 8th grade parochial, private, Anchorage, non-Jefferson County resident, home-schooled or out-of-state students through Prospective Student Experiences (formerly known as Shadowing).  This student only experience will include a tour of our campus and question-and-answer panel with current students.  It will provide the opportunity for prospective students from outside JCPS to explore all the school has to offer and highlight magnet-specific locations in our buildings.  They will also interact with our current students who will share their own experiences and answer magnet specific questions. 


Prospective Student Experiences will take place from 1:00-3:00 pm on the following dates:

Prospective Student Experiences Information: Click Here

Prospective Student Experience Sign up link: Click Here

Magnet Specific Application Information

Please click on the magnets below to learn more about the magnet programs at duPont Manual High School and what application requirements.


High School University


Journalism and Communication


Math, Science, Technology


Visual Arts


Youth Performing Arts