Manuel High indicated unsatisfactory performance, high dropout rate and, was identified as a failing school. Information provided, stated that nine out of ten students failed their state written test; ninety-seven of a hundred failed their math test; and one in five freshmen were said to graduate from this school. Since Manuel High School was meeting unsatisfactory performance, thoughts of reform were expressed towards the school.
The chief of staff, Michael Bennet, was hired by the governor of Denver to take charge of leading school reform. Bennet’s strategy was to close the underutilized institution and have its students select another school to attend. Bennet’s made plans to address a new focus for the school, which was, to start over and prepare their students for graduation and college.
As Bennet began his process to close down Manuel High School, he did not consider the impact that it would have on the students and its