VCS will remain in the Remote Learning Model through the end of the 3rd quarter, March 21, 2021.

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

Team 2nd Grade

Second Grade is the BEST!

Vanguard will begin Hybrid learning schedule March 22

Click Here for Qtr 4 update


Remote Learning begins at 7:50am

Please make sure you are connected with class dojo for communications.


  • Pleas make sure you have told our offices if you will be returning to In-Person learning for QTR 4.  This must be done by 3/13/21  If you have already updated this information with us you DO NOT have to do again.

Call: 303.338.4110           



  • Attendance: 303-338-4110. Please be sure to call the front desk if your child will be abesent from class at any point during the day. The school  day is held from 7:50am- 3:15pm


  • Don't forget to pick up some breakfast and lunch. Served daily at the back enttrance of the building

ACCESS Testing

Congratulations to all second graders in ELD who took the ACCESS test this year.  You have worked so hard and have done such a great job. You all rock!!

Upcoming Events


HATCH DAY!!!!-- Baby chicks should be here by March 8, 2021

Friday March 12, 2021 End of Quarter 3

Monday March 15- 19, 2021: Spring Break!!

Monday March 22, 2021: Quarter 4 beings- Hybrid Learning

* Check your google classroom for any assignments. Click the 'TO DO' tab or 'MISSING' tab. 

Homwork is assigned daily- RIGGS, Math and Digital Reading Logs*

March Core Virtue


 Standing by those we love, those we serve and what we beleive

2nd Grade Curriculum

Click the links below to learn more about the curriculum we will be using durnig the 20-21 school year. Feel free to contact your teacher for any unanswered questions. 

Saxon Math:                    

CKLA Skills/Knowledge:

Second Step SEL:          



Ms. Eklund

My name is Lisa Eklund and I am a teacher in the second grade. I grew up in Aurora and graduated from Colorado Christian University with a degree in Psychology. I was first introduced to Vanguard as a parent when I would volunteer in my daughter’s kindergarten class. A few years later I worked as an Educational Assistant in second grade. Then, after completing my teacher licensure, I had the amazing privilege of teaching my own second grade classroom! I have two children that will be in the 5th and 3rd grade this year. My husband is a graphic artist and designer and we love spending time together as a family. My hobbies include crafting, enjoying the Colorado outdoors and decorating. I’m very excited about teaching and helping your children grow!


Ms. Rodriguez

Hi! My name is Cassandra Rodriguez. I am a 2nd grade teacher here at Vanguard Classical. This is my 9th year teaching, and my third year at Vanguard. I am from California, but I moved to Texas to attend the University of Texas and received my Bachelor of Arts in Education. After I moved to Colorado, I went on to achieve my Masters in Educational Technology! I have many interests in and out of education. I love bringing my love of reading to my students. I also enjoy sewing and tinkering with technology. Most of my spare time is spent drinking coffee and playing with my two children!


Ms. Bullock

My name is Apryle Bullock. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Eastern Illinois University. I have my professional teaching license from the state of Colorado. I've taught first grade at Vanguard for the past 5 years and I'm excited to start my second year teaching 2nd grade this year! My hobbies include painting and hiking.

2nd Grade Education Assistant

Ms. Snowden

My name is Apryle Snowden. I am an Educational Assistant in 2nd grade and have been working at Vanguard Classical School for 3 years now. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX. My hobbies include hiking with my dog and camping on the weekends.

2nd Grade Educational Assistant

Ms. Minero

My name is Rachel Minero. I am an Educational Assistant in 2nd grade. I will be starting my fourth year at Vanguard. My 10-year-old daughter has attended Vanguard since kindergarten. I am originally from California, but have lived in Colorado for 20+ years. I find it peaceful sitting out on rainy days and I enjoy playing outside with my daughter and adorable dog. I love teaching young children; they are filled with wonder and joy. I am currently seeking my degree in Early Childhood Education and am CPA certified. In the very little free time I have I spend it in the ocean for I am secretly a mermaid. I have a collection of thing-a-ma-bobs and one day wish to have a pet zebra.