Open Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Aurora Mall

Two Graduates Holding their diplomas

At GOAL High School you are celebrated for who you are! Our promise is to help you succeed!

Upcoming Events

June 18

GOAL Board of Directors Meeting (4:30-7 pm)

The public viewing live stream link is found on the website here:
Board Meetings – GOAL High School (

June 19

Juneteenth (Federal Holiday)

July 4

Independence Day

July 23

GOAL Board of Directors Meeting (4:30- 7 pm)

The public viewing live stream link is found on the website here:
Board Meetings – GOAL High School (

July 24July 25

GOAL High School 2024 Annual Forum (Staff Only - Mandatory)

Regional & Site News

GOAL honored with a national Diversity Equity and Inclusion Award

Reaching the GOAL of Positive Culture GOAL’s awards are attributed to a positive

Technology, Education, Gaming and More!

GOAL High School capitalizes on technology for education and engagement. PUEBLO, CO. DATE—-September


——————————————————————– FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE… Creating a Positive Culture for Student Success! GOAL High

About Our Student Drop-In Center

What is a GOAL student drop-in center? It is a dedicated space designed to support GOAL High School students and families. These centers offer a welcoming, comfortable and secure environment. Our friendly staff are here to warmly assist you with academic, social-emotional or technology needs. You can connect with your academic coach, teachers, counselors and any other staff members who are eager to build relationships and help you thrive. All GOAL students are encouraged to visit any of the forty drop-in centers around the state. Come and experience the caring and personalized support we offer firsthand!
Crowd of Graduates
Graduate Holding Diploma Smiling
Graduate Standing in line
two students working on laptops
Portrait of Dr. Staves


Dr. Derek Staves


Hello Goal Family and Friends, In Denver, we work hard to help students meet not just their educational goals but also their family and personal goals. We help students discover their own path. We know that you as a student will need to pick the direction you want life to take you. We will show paths that we have already set. These paths are just starting points and they will change as you grow and change. Come and see us, let us help you build the future that you want for yourself. 

Portrait of Jeff Gardella

Assistant Principal

Jeff Gardella


Hello! My name is Jeff Gardella; I am the Assistant Principal for GOAL High School at the Aurora Mall location. My purpose and drive are to help support you in your educational pursuit and goals. I have been in education for more than 30 years, serving students in Florida, California, and Colorado. I enjoy spending time in the outdoors hiking, mountain biking, and stand up paddleboarding with my wife of 34 years. In addition, I have been an avid golfer for over 40 years now. I enjoy watching sports on TV and some of my favorite teams include the Denver Broncos, Nuggets, and Florida State Seminoles. I am very excited to be a part of the GOAL High School team and look forward to seeing our scholars at Aurora Mall thrive and become successful.


Joseph "Joe" Gonzales

Hello! My name is Joe Gonzales and I am the Dean at the Brighton site. This is my 9th year with GOAL High School. I was previously in the academic coach and social emotional generalist role before becoming a Dean in the Denver Region. My purpose here is to give students every opportunity to succeed with our program and I truly believe we have the best staff in place to make that goal a reality. For fun I love watching anything Disney with my sons Noah and Max, and we especially love rooting for the Broncos, Avalanche, Nuggets and Rockies! 

Have a question or feedback? We’d love to hear from you!

Location and Hours

GOAL Aurora Mall

14200 E. Alameda Ave. Unit 1003A
Denver CO 80012

The Aurora Mall site is located inside the Town Center at Aurora on the lower level by JC Penney. We are right next to the children’s play area (which is convenient for our teen parents!)


Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

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