Welcome Letter from Principal Youngquist

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August 13, 2018

East High School Community,

Welcome to the beginning of what will prove to be a fantastic year for our students, staff, and community in the Land of the Angels! 

I am honored to serve as the principal of East High School.  While I have played many roles in our school district and beyond, I love being a principal.  Serving over 2,500 students on our campus is as wonderful as it gets!

Last week, over 600 Freshman joined us for our 9th Grade Academy.  9th Grade Academy is a week-long opportunity for our newest students to meet teachers, walk our halls, and gain a sense of what it means to become an Angel.  The energy and excitement of our newest students will soon be matched with the spirit and experience of our upper classmen.  Together, they represent not only the largest, but the most energizing and academically successful student body in the City of Denver.

This year, our focus is on ensuring that our students are fully engaged in learning experiences that will advance them to the next level as learners and leaders. 

Supporting every Angel’s academic growth toward college and career goals of their choice is our primary interest.  From deepening academic supports to further extending Career-Technical, Concurrent Enrollment, and Advanced Placement opportunities, we continue to improve the number and types of doors that our students are able to step through.

At East, we also value academic elective and pure elective choices, ensuring that learning and growing experiences extend to the creative and performance-oriented corners of our students’ minds.

I would like to take a moment to thank you, our voters and advocates, for something that has taken 94 years to take place.  Finally, after years of exhausting heat in the “summer” months, much of our school building will have air conditioning.  This is the result of the 2016 bond effort and, while the contractors are still calibrating the system, we are already getting a sense of the relief that will be provided for our students and staff through the hottest of our days.

As we begin this school year, it is important that I hear the voices of our parents and students.  Parents, please, become a part of our renewed PTSA movement.  Your interests and your action matter to us.  Students, I have Chipotle lunch every Thursday with a small group of students to listen to their thoughts.  Your questions and ideas influence the plans we make to improve our school.

Again, feel free to reach out to me at any time.  With all of us working as partners for our Angels, we are going to have an amazing school year together!

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Comunidad de East High School

Welcome Back Students!

1st 2 Weeks

*Freshman Parents can stay on August 20th, 7:30 am- in the auditorium for a Principal Introduction and short Informational Meeting

2018-2019 School Registration

Summer Reading

Please Check Your Schedule for Summer Reading Assignments


All English Classes- Summer Reading

AP Calculus AB & BC 2018

AP Biology:

Hello and welcome to AP Bio! To prepare for next year, the first thing that you need to do is to sign up for the AP Biology Schoology group.  Next year, you will be automatically added to the Schoology course, but since those don’t go live until next year, I’ve created a group where you can find out how to access to the online textbook instructions and the summer assignment (listen to a sweet podcast and respond to some online writing prompts).  To join, just go to the “join group” option and enter the group code, which is HQZ2F-2HB62.  Have a great summer!”

AP European Histroy


AP US Histroy Summer Assignment 2018 - Strayer Ch 1  & Strayer Ch 2 

AP World Summer Assignment 18-19

AP Comp Sci Summer Assignment

Suggested Supply List

Denver East High School

Suggested School Supply List



This list provides suggested items to purchase prior to the first day of school.  Teachers will provide students with the list of supplies they may need based on that specific course.


  1. Binder for each class or multiple subject binder.
  2. A three- or five-subject spiral notebook
  3. 1 folder for each class/binder section for each class
  4. Graphing Calculator TI-84 (recommended)- TI-83 will work for most math courses/phone apps will also work
  5. Highlighters
  6. No. 2 pencils
  7. Pens
  8. Erasers
  9. A package of 1/4-inch graph paper
  10. Large Package of loose leaf notebook paper
  11. Ruler
  12. Zip drive or USB drive
  13. Backpack


Student Assistance Fund

Do you need help with books, school materials, bus passes? Check out the Student Assistance Fund!

Or click on the link for more information: http://east.dpsk12.org/students/student-assistance-fund/

2018-2019 Student Assistance Fund Application

2018-2019 Student Assistance Fund Application Spanish

Nate’s pass PDF18-19

Nate’s pass inSpanish2018-2019