School Profile 2018-19

Manitou Springs High School is a 9th - 12th grade high school accredited by the Advanced Association and the Colorado Department of Education.  MSHS began the 2018-2019 school year with an enrollment of 500 students and a certified staff of 31.  There are 122 seniors in the Class of 2019. From the Class of 2018, 60% were accepted to colleges or universities.   Of the remaining, approximately 10% indicated that they planned to attend a junior college or private technical school.  Similar statistics are anticipated for the Class of 2019.

2018 (SAT): Mean EBRW 560, Mean Math 518, Mean Total: 1078 (These are the mean scores for the entire junior class, which was tested in April of 2018.)                                

MSHS established a block schedule in August 1992.   Students are enrolled in four 90-minute classes per day.   Each nine week period was called a "term" and one "semester credit" is granted per class per term.    There are four terms in the school year.   A student can complete eight classes and earn a maximum of 16 credits per year.  In the fall of 2017 the high school changed to an alternating block schedule. This schedule will award 1 credit per semester. In the 2017-2018 school year the high school also offered AP and concurrent enrollment (CE) courses, which changed these classes to a 5.0 scale.  This is the first time this has occurred in the history of Manitou Springs High School.

Graduation Requirements:  Diplomas are issued to those students having 54 credits at the end of the 12th grade.   The following courses are required for graduation.  Additional academic classes are recommended for college bound students.


Senior transfer students may be graduated under their previous high school's credit requirements.

Grading System:  A  =  4.0  Superior,  B  =  3.0  Above Average,  C = 2.0  Average,  D  =  1.0 Below Average,  F=  0.0 Failure ,  G =  Credit  w/o  grade,  I  = 0.0 Incomplete  Plus and minus grades are used.  Grade point average includes all grades.   GPA and rank are computed at the end of Semester 1 & 2.    Each student's GPA includes all classes taken in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12.

Beginning 2017-2018: An AP and Concurrent Enrollment grading scale goes to a 5.0 and Honors Courses will go to 4.5.

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