Information about J&C on-demand writing sessions

Posted on Oct 30, 2015

All J&C application materials can be found here.

To apply for J&C, you must participate in a 60-minute on-demand writing assessment at Manual High School on one of the following dates:

    • Tuesday Nov. 17 2015, 6 PM
    • Tuesday Nov. 24 2015, 6 PM
    • Thursday Dec. 3 2015, 6 PM
    • Tuesday Jan. 12 2016, 6 PM

Sign up for an on-demand writing assessment session here.

NOTE: Students must bring their own paper, writing utensil(s), and some form of photo identification (school ID, TARC ID, state-issued ID, most recent yearbook, etc.).

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Data and models for J1 media critique

Posted on Oct 30, 2015

Our Journalism 1 classes just completed a 20-day study of local TV news stations. Here is the link to the collected data. We’ve also published two examples of media critiques written by 9th grade J&C students — here’s one by Grayson Smith, and here’s one by Morgan Johnson.

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Come visit J&C at the 2015 JCPS Showcase of Schools

Posted on Oct 16, 2015

J&C students and teachers will be at the 2015 JCPS Showcase of Schools to answer your questions! The event takes place at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Hall 2C on Friday October 16 from 3-7 p.m. and Saturday October 17 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

duPont Manual administrators and counselors will also be present to answer your questions about admissions or anything else.

See you there!

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Annual J&C Ice Cream Social announced!

Posted on Aug 18, 2015

This year’s Ice Cream Social will take place on Thursday, September 3rd at 7 PM in the freshman cafeteria. The Ice Cream Social is an opportunity for parents and 9th graders to meet the J&C teachers, socialize with other J&C students, and learn about upcoming potential trips and opportunities within the magnet.

If you haven’t already, follow the J&C magnet on Twitter @manualjc.

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Syllabi for Mr. Miller’s 2015-16 classes

Posted on Aug 17, 2015

Online versions of the syllabus for all of Mr. Miller’s classes can be found here:

Journalism 1, Journalism 2, Oral Comm & Debate, Multimedia (RedEye)

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The J&C application window is NOW OPEN!

Posted on Oct 27, 2014

We’re very glad that you’ve decided to apply to Manual’s Journalism & Communication magnet program! All J&C applicants must complete all three of these steps:

  1. Fill out the same online application for all JCPS students applying to middle or high schools. Make sure that you select the J&C magnet at Manual High School as your first choice.
  2. Complete the J&C application. All of the information you need can be found on duPont Manual’s website.
  3. Register here for one of the J&C on-demand writing assessment sessions.

Applicants who fail to complete all three of these steps will not be considered for admission!

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Extra credit opportunities for J1 & J2 students

Posted on Oct 7, 2014

Students in Mr. Miller’s Journalism 1 and Journalism 2 classes have two opportunities to earn extra credit this six weeks:

1. Attend a screening of A Fragile Trust, the PBS documentary about disgraced New York Times reporter Jayson Blair, on Monday, October 13 at 7 PM. This screening is sponsored by the Louisville chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

2. Attend a screening and discussion of Southern Patriot at the Main Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library on Tuesday, October 21 at 7 PM.

Click here for more information on both events, including specific instructions on the extra credit assignments.

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