Emily Griffith High School founded on the philosophy of “for all who wish to learn” continues its vision of equity for all students by offering rigorous course work in a supportive environment in order to cultivate productive, prepared and compassionate citizens of the world.
Emily Griffith High School’s counseling department is committed to promoting and enhancing the individual personal growth and academic achievement of all students. We promote a welcoming and student centered office where in addition to our monthly guidance lessons we meet individually with students and parents in order to help every student realize their full potential. We set long and short-term goals as well as connect students to outside resources in order to prepare all students regardless of past barriers for post secondary success.
What We believe
- All students have dignity and worth.
- All students have the right to be served by the school counseling program
- The school counseling program shall be evaluated on stated goals and related student competencies
- The school counseling program should be consistent with expected developmental stages of learning.
- School counseling program activities shall be planned and coordinated by the counseling staff.
- All students’ ethnic, cultural, and racial differences and special needs are considered in the planning and implementation of the school counseling program.
- The school counseling program will utilize community resources.
- The school counseling program shall be managed by state-certified, master’s degree-level counselors.
- All students should have access to a school counselor to discuss academic, career, and personal/social concerns.
- The student and parent(s) are responsible for monitoring the student’s educational progress with the assistance of a professional school counselor.
- An ongoing program of counselor competency training/retraining is necessary to maintain a quality school counseling program.
- Professional mandates and guidelines proposed by the national and state counselors associations will continue to set standards for the school counseling program.
- All counselors abide by the professional ethics of guidance and counseling as advocated by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA).
What We Do
EGHS Counselors offer a variety of services to promote growth and success to students in the follow areas:
- Academic Development
- Personal and Social Development
- Career Development
For more detailed information on what we address within those areas, please click here.
EGHS Counselors WANT to get to know each and every student and have the ability to do so with smaller student “caseloads”. We all commit to having open door policies and will do our best to individualize our work with students to meet their needs. We recognize the uniqueness of each student, that each has their own potential for success in their future and we hope to be a part of helping them find the pathway to that future!
So students… please come see us for more than just a schedule change or turning in a credit slip!! We want to support you in any way you entrust us to!
Tools for Success
The DPStv Homework Hotline is a live homework help call-in show from Denver Public Schools. The show is aimed at middle to high school students. You do not need to be a DPS student to call-in. Callers with homework questions will be entered into a drawing to win prizes.
Homework Hotline is on every Tuesday and Wednesday from 4:30-5:30. It airs on DPStv 22 LIVE!! Students can send their questions to our Facebook, Twitter page, and Gmail account, or call in live at 720-424-1666. You can also access all previous episodes by clicking “more on livestream.com at the bottom right hand corner of the video player.
The flyer above was advertised to the DPS central office employees at the Emily Griffith Campus. The back of the flyer read, “As Central Office Employees, it is easy to lose sight of our connection to the students we work to support each day. DPS Cares works to lessen the disconnect by providing you with opportunities to give personal student support. Starting this month, you can directly empower students by becoming a tutor at Emily Griffith High School. Tutors are asked to commit one hour per week. It’s only an elevator ride away!”
The response to the EGHS and DPS Cares partnership was extremely positive. Many employees signed up right away to take part in the pilot program. Now, many of our students are benefitting from extra one on one support. Take a look at what our tutors have to say about the program:
“I feel like my student partner is really appreciating the extra help and I really appreciate having the opportunity to work with the students, so it’s a win/win.”-Stefan R.
“This has been an invaluable experience for me”.-Michelle P.
If you are a student and would like to work with a tutor, please see Carla Mascarenas in the media center.
It is quite an understatement to say that Emily Griffith High School has the privilege to work with some of the brightest and most motivated students in the state. Our students are inspiring and it is only fitting to promote their passions and perspectives. The Student Spotlight initiative aims to share the stories, dreams, and talents of our students via an ongoing series of student centered video interviews. Please check back for new Student Spotlight Videos!
The Friday Fun Art Club involves making art and making friends! Hosted by our very own art teacher, they meet every Friday at 10:30 a.m. to explore stop-motion animation, drawing, painting, photography and film!
The Female Empowerment Group gathers every Wednesday at lunch to discuss topics that are important to women, healthy relationships, being a woman in the workforce, being a woman of color in the workforce, personal identity and personal empowerment!
Men at Work is hosted by Goodwill Industries of Denver, providing a place for young men to connect with positive professional men from the community. During the school year, adult mentors from professions representing business, academic, public and nonprofit spheres meet with the young men to talk about the issues that are important to them related to academic, career and personal life.
The Student Council assists students and staff in running programs, doing fundraisers, hosting events, providing tours around campus for interested parties and makes the school the best place it can be for it’s youth!
Need a Job?
Local organizations often contact Emily Griffith High School to recruit employees because they know we enroll mature and motivated young adults. Take a look at our school Facebook page titled “Emily Griffith High School”, as well as our GED “Facebook”, “Twitter” and “Instagram” pages, all titled “GEDPlusDenver”.