Who Are We?
With over 30 years of service, Emily Griffith High School remains a pillar of empowerment in the Denver community. Through unwavering efforts to evolve and expand opportunity for young adults, EGHS has completed its transition to the nationally recognized competency-based curriculum. This curriculum style ensures that students, at any level of education, achieve mastery on Common Core State Standards and are able to successfully engage in postsecondary learning and career ventures. Because EGHS shares space with the Emily Griffith Technical College in the new Downtown Denver campus, it is has never been easier for students to access postsecondary success. With new programming, a new location, and a fresh new look, EGHS looks forward to continuing its work in cultivating cutting-edge opportunities for Colorado’s youth.
If you are 17-20 years old and interested in attending Emily Griffith High School, please visit the How To Apply page to learn about the enrollment process.
If you are 21 or older and looking to enroll in technical courses on the Emily Griffith Campus or complete a GED certificate, please visit the Emily Griffith Technical College website
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 at the new Emily Griffith Technical College at 1205 Osage Street.