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Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Welcome to Manual Arts Senior High School!

I am humbled and excited to serve and support our students, their families, and this community. I consider it an honor to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a longstanding history in academics, athletics and the fine arts. I can assure you that I am committed to work in this school’s community with dedication to caring for our students every day- while providing them an excellent education.

My vision for Manual Arts is to provide students with an educational experience that inspires and motivates them to be life-long learners and caring contributors to the world around them. Our goal is to provide a nurturing environment that meets the individual needs of each student, both academically and socially. As a school we will continually be committed to a high-quality learning experience that supports the individual needs of each child. We are striving to be creative and innovative in our instruction to engage students in their learning through a variety of programs, partnerships, and activities. The dedicated support network and personalized attention are what Manual Arts will thrive on.

At Manual Arts, our mission is to help all students achieve their dreams and find success in pursuing life goals. We are “without limits,” and committed to providing the best possible educational program to our students. We believe that there are innumerable opportunities, both within our educational program and through extracurricular activities, for our students to acquire the skills and abilities that will foster self-confidence that will allow them to be successful in their lives after high school.

Finally, I would like to say to all that my door is always open. If you have questions or concerns, I can be contacted by email, phone or come into the office.



Marcus Porter

Manual Arts High School


“So Hard to Be a Toiler”

Mr. Porter