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All students at Emmerich Manual High School begin high school on the Indiana Core40 track. In addition to offering a variety of Core40-aligned courses, EMHS also offers courses aligned to the Academic Honors Diploma and Technical Honors Diploma, such as Spanish 1 through 3, Preparing for College and Careers, Digital Applications. A Technical Honors Diploma can be earned by students in our welding certification program—students can graduate high school with both a Core40 diploma and a full welding certification. 

EMHS also offers multiple Career and Technical Education and dual-credit opportunities through Ivy Tech Indianapolis and Ivy Tech Columbus. Students can follow a number of pathways, including agricultural sciences (both animal and food sciences), business, education, Family and Consumer Sciences, nursing, and welding. Students can also receive dual credit in English and US History courses.

In addition to our Core40, dual credit, honors, and CTE courses, EMHS also offers a wide variety of fine arts opportunities. Students can take courses in concert band, orchestra, jazz band, keyboard, choir, 2D art, 3D art, digital design, and ceramics.

To support our general curriculum, all students at Emmerich Manual High School are enrolled in a 30-minute Success period, whether for English Language Arts, math, or enrichment. Success incorporates test prep (for ECA and/or ISTEP+), character education, scholarship applications, resume building, and job skills.