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.
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.
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.
|Last Name||First Name||Subject||Room||Phone|
|Alarcon||Iris||Office Support III||327||720-423-4903|
|Choi||Kathy||Office Support II||327||720-423-4904|
|Cohen||David||GED at Osage||720-423-4981|
|Joucovsky||Pablo||Dean of Culture||315||720-423-4924|
|Montoya||Angel||OGC Implementation Lead||317||720-423-4944|
|Security||If Raymond not available||Lobby||720-423-3344|
|Sposato||Rebecca||“School Nurse at EGHS on Monday only”||317||303-359-2975|
|Walsh||Kathy||GED at Osage||720-423-4981|