If your kid get bullied or threatened at East, don't expect the school to do anything. My son was threatened by a school mate along with 2 other students. The school told us to report to the police because it happened outside campus. They knew who threatened my son but they didn't care. The way the dean and assistant principal handled this issue was terrible. They even lied about things they didn't do. Since we were nobody, of course they didn't care. No way my son is going back to East. No wonder school violence and bullying are so bad.
They are very rude at east high school. They don't introduce you to anyone there or even show you around the school. How are you supposed to know where to find you're child if something bad happens when you as the parent don't know even know where to find you're child or who they may be with. Also the education system in Denver Colorado just sucks completely. Denver is not a big supporter of children with autism or any other kind of problems that children may have.
East is an uncommon school in Denver for its diversity, opportunity, and student-directed programs. There is lots for kids to take advantage of here, but your student has to ask for it, raise their hand, participate. Otherwise, possible to get lost.
East High School held some of the best experiences of my life. I moved to Denver from Winter Park CO when I was going into my freshman year. It was extremely difficult moving from a high school with 400 students total to a high school of 2200 students, but I wouldn't change a THING. Being heavily involved in music, both the choir teacher and the band teacher were, and STILL are top of the line musicians as well as fantastic teachers. Although I didn't have the best test scores and I wasn't valedictorian, my education at East landed me at a BIG10 school in of the best music schools in the country where I am still continuing to study music. My point being, at East High School you can be, do, and accomplish anything you want. The teachers will be right by your side cheering you on as long as you put in the work. I found my passion at this high school, not to mention a ton of other friends who had so many different passions. If you are lucky enough to send your child to this school, I promise it is an amazing choice. I still return to the fourth floor every now and then to witness the unforgettable view of the city.
In many ways this is a very good school & I'm willing to delete the comment & write about all the great stuff. One appalling flaw that I and many other parents have brought up for more than this year to admin is the practice in 1 Spanish rm. The teacher uses like a roulette wheel for kids to earn 'pesos' for participating in class. They participate (if called on), spin a wheel thing, then where ever it lands is how many pesos the kid gets. Don't know exactly-there are various numbers from 0-100 on the wheel. Kids buy pesos from other kids so they can get their participation grade up (a friend in my kid's class has pd > $25 for pesos this yr from others who gets picked all the time and has more pesos than they need.) If they get a bad grade on the final exam, they can hand in any extra pesos to make their grade better. One kid who has tons of pesos has been saying that they can fail the final next wk & still get an A. How about the kid that doesn't get picked often & doesn't have $ to buy pesos from others? Admin people says the roulette is used in many foreign lang classes to get kids to participate more. Admin says the buying of pesos isn't taking place anymore- false.