Statement of Common Purpose

At Denver East, our caring community of unique individuals is driven by our great strength: our diversity.

Academic, artistic, and cultural learning experiences develop the whole person and propel every Angel to success in learning and in life.

 At Denver East High School, Black Lives Matter.

Our school, a proudly diverse community of learners, exists in a local, city, and national context where personal, structural and institutional racism exist and persist. We know that this reality continues to negatively impact the lives of our students and staff members. We are committed to examining our beliefs and understandings, dismantling racist structures, and creating anti-racist policies and actions that ensure high levels of success in the learning lives of our black students. This commitment includes the recruitment, hiring, and retention of black educators to teach our Angels with excellence.

In partnership with the Denver Public Schools, we are engaged in the development and initial implementation of the Denver East Black Excellence Plan. The purpose of the Black Excellence Plan is to create and engage strategic actions that significantly improve the school experience for black students and staff members at our school. For more information related to this plan, please, contact Principal John Youngquist at 720-423-8370.

School News:

Community Discussions Scheduled as DPS Removes SROs

As you may be aware, the Denver Public Schools Board of Education (BoE) approved a resolution in the summer of 2020 to remove all School Resource Officers (SRO) from DPS schools. SROs are employees of the Denver Police Department (DPD) who worked inside some DPS...

Feb. 25 Weather Impact on School Schedule and Building Closure

Good Evening East Angels Families! I hope you are all staying safe and warm through the inclement weather this evening.  Please be sure to check your email for the DPS “100% Remote Learning Day Due to Weather” communication from our District Communications Office...

Option to Opt-Out of CMAS Testing

East Angel Parents/Guardians: below is information that was sent out to families on Friday, February 20th in the Interim Superintendent Weekly Newsletter regarding information about opting out of testing. If you have questions, reach out to Gloria _Montoya@dpsk12.org,...

Denver East In the News:

In the News: Denver pledged to improve education for Black students. But exactly how is up to each school

https://co.chalkbeat.org/2021/2/18/22290053/denver-public-schools-black-excellence-plans

In the news: Democracy: Something We’re Working Toward and Aspiring to

https://frontporchne.com/article/democracy-something-were-working-toward-and-aspiring-to/?fbclid=IwAR1uaH1ccYOA1yBxwXG6bQufAMhjDxtEqdmPfys8GaNTycnNAr04EZw1Hmg

In the news: Fi Sullivan’s Ethereal Pop Mines the Natural World for Sonic Inspiration

https://www.westword.com/music/fi-sullivan-makes-merges-experimental-electronic-music-with-dance-pop-11882820

In the news: Cavaliers coach J.B. Bickerstaff on the day he tried to guard Kobe Bryant

https://www.beaconjournal.com/story/sports/pro/cavs/2021/01/26/cleveland-cavaliers-j-b-bickerstaff-pays-tribute-kobe-bryant/4256229001/