Mancos Secondary School
The Mancos school district is entirely housed with one complex of buildings. Kindergarten through administration are all within working distance of each other on a daily basis. This kind of atmosphere creates a lot of involvement by the administration in the day to day school lives of the students. Small classes and dedicated teacher provide an authentic environment that promotes students achievement. Having the luxury of a small district, they have made decisions that stand in contrast to the typical larger schools in the area and the rest of Colorado. Because of this there is a unique outlook of state standards and testing that the school has chosen it's own path on. They seek to develop and assess their students in a more holistic and classroom focused manner that allows for for authentic work and evaluation. A special emphasis is placed on developing teachers to invest heavily in the development and output of their students. Across the board, students interests and individuality is embraced and supported.