Manor Senior High School
Focused on launching students’ futures and accelerating career growth, Manor Senior High School wished to emphasize and remind students of their bright trajectory. As the first-of-its-kind school in central Texas, it features an expansive College and Career Center in the primary entry. Students have access to a multitude of program options including architecture, education, health science, law enforcement, animation, culinary arts, cosmetology, and more. Built exclusively for juniors and seniors, these programs allow students to graduate with not only a diploma, but also professional certifications and career training in support of students’ transitions beyond high school.
The design of the career and tech programs are differentiated with flexible student collaborative areas to encourage and support project-based learning and hands-on experiences. Unique elements of the building include a makerspace with technology, books, a 3-D printer, and a student-run coffee bar.
Manor’s Career and Tech Senior High School was built to accommodate rapid growth at Manor ISD, while maintaining the feel of a one high school district.
The decision to split Manor High School into two campuses, the existing junior and the new senior, accommodates the rapid growth of the district’s population, but prevents competitive rivalries that often occur with two, four-year high schools in the same district.
James Bartosh, Former COO, Manor ISD