NOW ENROLLING at both campuses for the 2021-2022 school year!

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

Ms. Drees

Important Announcements

No School Friday, Oct. 8th-17th (Fall Break)

Click here for the Daily Schedule.

Contact Ms. Drees via email at if you have any questions.

October Core Virtue


Perseverance is persisting, no matter the challenges. 

Come to Italy with Us!

March 12-23, 2022. More information here! The last day to sign up is Monday, November 22, 2021. The trip is for current juniors (11th) and seniors (12th).


1st/3rd/4th Period - 8th Grade Science

  • Check Google Classroom for the latest assignments.
  • We are finishing Newton's Laws this week.

6th Period - High School Food Science

  • Check Google Classroom for the latest assignments.
  • We are making salads and working on budgeting.

7th/8th Period - High School Chemistry

  • Check Google Classroom for the latest assignments.
  • We are working on atomic theory and the mole.
Secondary Science & Math

Ms. Drees

I am in my 8th year of teaching here at Vanguard East. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a minor in math from Missouri Western State University, and I earned a teaching certificate from the University of Wyoming while tutoring and teaching chemistry labs. At Vanguard, I have taught chemistry, culinary science, earth science, biology, foundations of science, energy science, middle school science fiction, Algebra I, pre-algebra, 7th grade Saxon math, Calc I/II/III, and 6th grade and 7th grade Core Knowledge science. This year I am teaching chemistry, food science, and 8th grade Core Knowledge science; I also advise 8th grade.

I have sponsored Culinary Club, Student Senate, and Anime Club in past years. I chaperoned the 6th grade outdoor lab trip in 2018 and 2019, the Washington DC trip in 2018, and the summer Denver Pop Culture Con 2019 trip; I am currently the lead chaperone for the high school Italy trip in 2022, the Student Leadership Co-Advisor, and the Junior Culinary Club sponsor. Over the summer, I enjoy presenting educational panels at the Denver Pop Culture Con, going to concerts, gardening, and playing video games. During the school year, I spend time with my cats and my sisters while cooking, crafting, watching TV, and taking care of my many houseplants.