Reach higher. Work harder

Emmerich Manual High School

Latest School News

JROTC Takes First Place!

This passed Saturday JROTC participated in the Indianapolis JROTC Drill Competition with outstanding results. Our Color Guard Team took first place against seven other strong teams.

Pence Visits Charter School To Show Why He Thinks They Need More Money

At Emmerich Manual High School, students have learned to reach higher than they ever thought they could. They work harder than they ever have before and they expect more from themselves and their teachers so that they will attain a higher level of succeed. Emmerich Manual High School students don't make excuses. They make promises. Join us on the journey. Do you have what it takes to be an Emmerich Manual High School student?


EMHS is the premier environment for learning in Indianapolis. Students, staff, and the community are offered a sense of purpose, tradition, pride, and achievement through life-long learning, character development, and culture of excellence. EMHS promises to serve all students to the highest level of their potential on their way to college and career readiness.


Our vision is one that welcomes diversity in culture and in learning by providing inclusive educational opportunities while placing students first and developing citizenship through community involvement, partnership, and service.

Emmerich Manual High School will provide students with the necessary tools and skills needed to develop superior levels of achievement. We strive for academic, social and physical excellence by providing a quality and challenging curriculum. We promote positive moral and social values, foster an atmosphere of self-discipline in a safe learning environment, and maximize individual productivity to meet the needs of a changing global society. Emmerich Manual High School students will be able to maximize their potential for successfully actualizing their goals with confidence and intrinsic motivation, thereby enabling each student to become a lifelong learner and strong functional contributor to their local community as well as their global community.

Together, we can…

It takes more than book and computers, pencils and pens to create a learning environment that makes students want to succeed. It takes caring adults who refuse to give up on students. It takes students who believe in that glimmer of hope they feel when they've accomplished something – big or small. It takes a community of people – teachers, parents, local leaders and students working together to prepare for a future that shows a clear path to where students want to be.

  • Courses that emphasize college or career readiness
  • Individual attention to determine needs and paths for success
  • Advanced Placement or credit recovery based on personal goals

Prepare for college or career

  • Participate in dual credit program with Ivy Tech Community College
  • Enroll in the Agricultural Science Program and earn dual credit with Purdue University
  • Earn certification from the American Welding Society (AWS – graduating seniors can enter the high-demand, high-wage welding industry right out of high school)
  • Participate in internships with local business through our comprehensive business program
  • Become a member of our Ambassador Program or National Honor Society – high achieving students serve as mentors for struggling students and provide community service

Won't you join us on a our journey to a bright future? Together, we can accomplish
amazing things!