Guidance and Counseling

Welcome to the Manchester School's Guidance & Counseling Page!

Our Dedicated Staff:

Hollie Kolcz — 9th–12th Grade School Counselor Request a meeting

Heidi Huber-Stein — 7th–8th Grade School Counselor Request a meeting

Sue Thompson — School Social Worker

Michaela Buckhannon — Project Success Counselor

Diane Rickert — Academic Support Services

2019-2020 Manchester Jr/Sr High School Profile

SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY: The Manchester Community School District is located in the southwest corner of Washtenaw County, twenty-five miles from Ann Arbor. It is a picturesque community of rolling hills and century-old dairy farms centered around the quaint village of Manchester. Manchester welcomes the technology of the 21st century while maintaining the proud traditions of the American way of life. It is these traditions that are reflected in the school system.

At the start of the 2017-2018 school, the high school was renamed Manchester Middle and High School, adding 7th and 8th grade students. The total enrollment is approximately 525, with 375 students in grades 9 through 12. A comprehensive high school curriculum is provided with about 95 courses being offered in the building. The South and West Washtenaw Consortium provides 15 career technical programs for juniors and seniors at other locations. Manchester offers an Advanced Placement class in Calculus AB, English Literature, English Language, U.S. History, and others through Michigan Virtual High School. We offer 6.2 clock hours of instruction divided into a seven period day. Manchester is accredited by Advanced Ed.

Manchester High School’s class of 2019 has an average SAT total of 1016. About 75% of our graduating seniors plan to attend a 4 year college after high school, while 20% plan to attend a community college. 4% plan to attend a trade school and 1% intend to join the armed services..

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: Twenty-five credits are required for graduation. For the Class of 2020, these include four in English, four in mathematics, three in science, three in social studies, one in physical education, one half in health, one in fine or applied arts, two in a world language, and one half in computer technology.

GRADING SYSTEM/CLASS RANK: Grade point average is based on all classes given letter grades using the following unweighted scale: A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0. Manchester employs weighted grading system as well adding ½ of a GPA for A, B,or C’s earned in honors classes, and 1 GPA point for A, B, or C’s earned in AP classes. Unweighted GPA’s are reported on all college and scholarship applications, while weighted class ranks are used.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Manchester High School has long enjoyed a successful and rewarding tradition in extra-curricular atletics. We belong to the Cascades Conference and provide varsity competition in the following areas: baseball, basketball, cheer-leading, football, golf, soccer, softball, track, cross-country, volleyball, bowling, and wrestling. Many extra-curricular clubs are also available to student including: Drama Club, FFA, Spanish Club, ALLiance, Quiz Bowl, National Honor Society, Key Club, Student Council, FIRST Robotics, Table Top Game Club, and Students Leading Students (formally SADD).

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