Contact Us

West Campus
P: 303.691.2384
F: 303.226.5529

East Campus
P: 303.338.4110
F: 303.338.4129


West Campus
801 Yosemite St.
Denver, CO 80230

East Campus
17101 East Ohio Dr.
Aurora, CO 80017

Vanguard West ELD

The ELD schedule and classrooms are listed below:

K: ELD Room/Cafone, 11:50-12:30
1st: ELD Room/Lennon, 10:30-11:10
2nd: ELD Room/Hunt, 12:43-1:25
3rd: ELD Room, 2:21-3:05
4th: ELD Room/Parra, 1:28-2:18
5/6: ELD Room/Southcott, 9:36-10:26
7/8: ELD Room, 8:43-9:33

Important Announcements


Our final core virtue that we will focus on during the month of May is WONDER. Wonder is the first step on the path of knowledge.

As spring asserts itself, we live in greater wonder at the world around us. We cannot learn something we already know, therefore learning occurs after we have questioned or contemplated something new or not understood...yet.

As we look for ways to integrate this virtue into our teaching, remind the students that they will be able to practice this virtue for 8 weeks in the summer while they are away from us. Look at the world around them and think about those what, why, and how questions.

Wonder is what allows us to explore new ideas and to contemplate the effects of actions. Wonder sparks intrigue. Wonder leads to discovery.

Important Information


VCS Calendar

Hawk Expectations 

Dress Code

School Supplies 

Parent/Student Handbook: Click to access the 2021-2022 Parent/Student Handbook. There have been some updates, so please read through this thoroughly. Enrolling in our school means you agree to all items presented in this handbook.


Important Dates


Talent Show- May 10th at 5:30 PM

Band Concert - May 23rd at 5:30 PM

End of the Year Awards Assembly K-7 - May 24th at 2 PM

Kindergarten Continuation - May 25th at 9 AM

8th Grade Continuation - May 25th at 5:30 PM

Picnic - May 26th, 8:30 to 12






Listed below are several online resources to enhance your learning experience:

Online Resources 

Resources (Core Knowledge curriculum)

Virtual Museum Tours:

30 Virtual Field Trips:

National Park Website -

ELD resources:


Colorin Colorado:

British Council:


E.L. Achieve:

BrainPop ELL:


We are available by email or phone and are happy to help with any questions or concerns. Our contact information is listed below.

Ms. Sullenberger:

Room 291, 303-691-2384 Ext. 1355

Mr. Huyer:

Room 291, 303-691-2384 Ext. 1355

You can find all VCS West staff members here:

ELD Teacher

Ms. Sullenberger

I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Mississippi, where I studied Spanish and Journalism. Traveling, language and teaching are my passions, and I have studied and worked abroad in both Spain and Costa Rica. As an educator, I have worked with a variety of age groups around the globe in some capacity. I moved to Colorado in 2014, after having worked with English language learners at a middle school in Mississippi. I have a passion for music, language, animals and travel!

ELD Teacher

Mr. Huyer

My name is Chris Huyer and I work at Vanguard Classical Academy West as an ELD teacher. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in History in 1994 at Metropolitan State University of Denver (formerly known as Metropolitan State College of Denver). In 2006, I received my teaching certificate in Elementary Education from Metropolitan State University of Denver and in 2019 I obtained my CLD endorsement. In addition I obtained a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Literacy through the Lesley University cohort program in 2008. I taught 3rd grade for several years at Pinnacle Charter School, 4th grade at Twin Peaks Charter Academy, and 5th grade in Aurora Public Schools. I have also worked as a substitute teacher in both Denver Public Schools as well as Adams 12. I chose education because I am passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of the students I am teaching. When I am not working I enjoy running, kickboxing, hiking, camping, backpacking, and listening to classic rock. I look forward to an awesome school year.