Choice Student Enrollment Process

The School Choice Window varies each academic year. Below are the important dates to apply for School Choice for the 2021-22 School Choice.

New students living outside Manitou Springs School District 14 boundaries, entering grades K-12, need to complete the Choice Enrollment Application. 

Download and complete the Choice Application Form for desired school.
Choice Application Packet– Ute Pass Elementary, Manitou Springs Elementary, Manitou Middle School
Choice Application Packet - Manitou Springs High school

In-district Priority School Choice Window: Determination by Feb. 26th, 2021

  • For families who live within MSSD14 boundaries.
  • Applies to all students who will be enrolled in Preschool through 6th grade for the 2021-2020 who  attend either MSES or UPE.
  • Interested parents need to reach out to the principal of UPES (Chris Briggs-Hale; [email protected]) or MSMS (Dustin Cady; [email protected]).

All Families School Choice Window: January 19- March 31, 2021

  • For all families living out of the MSSD14 boundaries.
  • Applies to all students, kindergarten through 12th grade who wish to attend a MSSD14 school during the 2021-2022 school year.
  • More information coming regarding Preschool. If you have questions, please reach out to the principal of MSES (Maria Masone; [email protected]) and UPES (Chris Briggs-Hales; [email protected]).
School Choice Notifications Made:
  • First Round decision made April 15, 2021
  • Second Round decision made June 11, 2021
  • Applications received after March 26 will be reviewed for the second round and after June 11.

District Registrar and School Registrar notifies families via email.

Choice students must be accepted into the specific school before beginning the online registration and for the enrollment to be completed.

Choice students applications are submitted to the district registrar and then reviewed individually by the specific school to which they are applying.  

Applications need to be submitted to Christina Baker (District Registrar)
• Email - [email protected] (preferred)
• Fax - 719-685-4536
• In person - District Administration Office (SILC Building) at 405 El Monte Place; Manitou Springs,  80829 (behind the high school)  - Weekdays from 7am to 4pm

Once your Choice application has been completed and reviewed, you will be contacted by the school or district registrar regarding the final decision.

Please contact the appropriate school registrar for questions regarding a specific school.


MSSD 14 Registrars

Ute Pass Elementary
Dani Hainds – [email protected] — 719-685-2227
Regular Office Hours 
M-F – 7 am – 3:30 pm

Manitou Springs Elementary School 
Stacy Thomson — [email protected]  — 719-685-2178
Regular Office Hours 
M-F – 7 am – 3:30 pm

Manitou Springs Middle School
Jenny Guynn — [email protected] — 719-685-2116
Regular Office Hours 
M-F – 7 am – 4 pm

Manitou Springs High School
Meleah Perkins — [email protected] — 719-685-2067
Regular Office Hours
M-F – 7:30 am – 4 pm

OnLine Payment
MySchoolBucks – School Related Items
Go to www.myschoolbucks.com or download the mobile app and register for your free account.
Add your students using their school name and student DOB.
Make a payment to your students’ accounts with your credit/debit card or electronic check.
A program fee may apply. You will have the opportunity to review any fees and cancel if you choose, before you are charged.

If you have any questions, please visit www.myschoolbucks.com and click Help or call MySchoolBucks Customer Support at 1-855-832-5226.

PaySchools Central – Meals
To pay online for breakfast and lunch meals, you may create an account with PaySchools Central at https://www.payschoolscentral.com



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