Emily Griffith High School provides pathways for students who choose to pursue their high school diploma or GED and post-secondary goals. An authentic curriculum, flexible scheduling, small class sizes, and robust social/emotional support serve as a springboard for students to demonstrate competency in courses while having the opportunity to simultaneously engage in college, career, and technical education programs.

Emily Griffith High School (EGHS) is an alternative school focused on retrieving students, 17 to 20, who left high school before earning a diploma. EGHS offers courses toward a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate. The core classes meet Colorado State Standards. The Denver Public Schools certifies the diplomas and the Colorado Department of Education accredits the school.


  • Since 1916, Emily Griffith Technical College has offered academic classes for adults.
  • 1985 – Under a written agreement, the Colorado Department of Education established a pilot dropout retrieval high school at Emily Griffith Opportunity School. Eleven high school students earned a diploma. Four students received a GED.
  • 1986 – The Educational Quality Act of 1985 officially designated the high school as a Second Chance program and the high school received its own funding.
  • 2000 – Second Chance High School was renamed Emily Griffith High School.
  • 2014 – Emily Griffith High School moved to 1860 Lincoln Street.
  • 2014 – Emily Griffith High School began the GED Plus Program.
  • 2015 – Second GED location opened at the new Emily Griffith Technical College at 1205 Osage Street.

Urban Campus

After nearly 30 years of educating young men and women to receive their high school diploma or their General Educational Development (GED) certificate, Emily Griffith High School has moved into two new locations. Students are now in a more modern learning facilities at 1860 Lincoln Street in downtown Denver, as well as 1205 Osage Street in the Lincoln Park/Auraria neighborhood.  Both sites are within blocks of public transportation.

The new building will allow the high school to enhance new technology with more natural light and efficiently regulated temperatures will provide improved learning environments. Some programs will enjoy significant make-overs with state-of-the art equipment. Check back for updates.

Our Staff

The entire staff at EGHS strives to provide a competency based education with a transitional environment where personal attention and prescriptive programs extend opportunities for success.

For all phone numbers, dial 720-423 followed by the extension.

Administration Room Ext Email
Daves, David Principal 314 4911 David_Daves@dpsk12.org
Todd, Haley Assistant Principal 316 4912 Haley_Todd@dpsk12.org
Chandler, Sia Director of GED 307 4902 Sia_Chandler@dpsk12.org
Joucovsky, Pablo Dean of Culture and Outreach 315 4924 Pablo_Joucovsky@dpsk12.org
Amador, Mercedes Office Manager 311 4909 Mercedes_Amador@dpsk12.org
Counseling Staff
Amsberry, Katie Counselor 325B 4942 Catherine_Amsberry@dpsk12.org
Gonzalez, Amy Counselor 325E 4945 Amy_Gonzalez@dpsk12.org
MacDonald, Stacy Counselor 325A 4941 Stacy_MacDonald@dpsk12.org
Wilson, Liora Counselor 325F 4946 Liora_Wilson@dpsk12.org
Teaching Staff
Bonner, Jon Math 329B 4931 Jon_Bonner@dpsk12.org
Science 332 4933 @dpsk12.org
Cohen, David GED Language Arts/Social Studies Osage 208 4981 David_Cohen2@dpsk12.org
GED Math/Science 321 4926 @dpsk12.org
Everett, John Math 329B 4931 John_Everett@dpsk12.org
Faulkner, Cynthia GED Para 321 4926 Cynthia_Faulkner@dpsk12.org
Social Studies 331 4932 @dpsk12.org
GED Language Arts/Social Studies 320 4925 @dpsk12.org
Golembeski, Betty Site Assessment Leader 309 4931 Betty_Golembeski@dpsk12.org
Harrold, Theresa Special Education 329B 4948 Theresa_Harrold@dpsk12.org
Hendricks, Rebecka Math 304 4917 Rebecka_Hendricks@dpsk12.org
Hitchcock-Villarroel, Katie Language Arts 328 4930 Katie_Hitchcockvillarroel@dpsk12.org
Hoskins, Katie English 326 4929 Katie_Hoskins@dpsk12.org
Charles Math 340 4939 @dpsk12.org
Kelly, Michelle Special Education 329B 4949 Michelle_Kelly@dpsk12.org
Lamitie, Carrie Social Studies 329 4930 Carrie_Lamitie@dpsk12.org
Mann, Marie Testing Para 309 4931 Marie_Mann@dpsk12.org
McGregory, Isaiah Career Counselor 323 4927 imcgregory@goodwilldenver.org
Math 340 4939 @dpsk12.org
Walsh, Carrie Science 335 4935 Carrie_Walsh@dpsk12.org
Walsh, Kathy GED Math/Science Osage 211 4981 Kathy_Walsh@dpsk12.org
Weisberger, Katie Art 336 4936 Katie_Weisberger@dpsk12.org
Weiss, Stephen Math 302 4915 Stephen_Weiss@dpsk12.org
Woodyard, Christoper Language Arts 334 4934 Christopher_Woodyard@dpsk12.org
Office Support
General Line Registration 327 4901
Alarcon, Iris Registration 327 4903 Iris_Alarcon@dpsk12.org
Choi, Kathy Registration 327 4904 Kathy_Choi@dpsk12.org
Community Outreach
Library Media Center
Mascarenas, Carla Media Center 306 cmascarenas@comcast.net
Pallett, Jennie Media Center 306 4918 jennie.pallett51@gmail.com
Social Worker
Garcia, David Social Worker 325C 4943 David_Garcia@dpsk12.org
Campus Security
Medina, Raymond Security officer 307B 4940 Raymond_Medina@dpsk12.org
Health Services
Sposato, Rebecca School Nurse 317 303-359-2975 Rebecca_Sposato@dpsk12.org