Dear Mustangs Parents and Guardians-
Manitou Springs School District 14 values the role that summative assessments play in providing teachers with important diagnostic information regarding student learning and growth. Thus, we have made the investment in the Empower suite of assessments for our students in grades K-8. These assessments
align with the SAT tests that our secondary students take and provide important information regarding how our students are progressing with their learning. This information is used in our professional learning communities to help us address any gaps we may have in our instruction and to see how we can both support and challenge students with their learning.

We also are required to administer the state summative assessments each spring. The state of Colorado continues to allow parents to refuse state testing. If you choose to opt out of testing, we ask that you send us an email to notify us of your decision. You may send your notice to the school assessment coordinator, Ms.
Maria Masone ([email protected]), by March 23, 2018. Please check with your school for dates of upcoming testing. 

Student Accident Insurance

Our school/district has selected the Student Insurance Plan from K&K Insurance Group to make reliable coverage available to parents. If you don’t have other insurance, this plan may be a resource to consider. Additionally, even if you have other coverage, this plan can help fill expensive “gaps” caused by deductible and co-pays. Coverage may be purchased at any time during the school year by visiting

More information about Accident Insurance