Events Calendar

AEAC Board Meetings 2022-23

AEAC meets on the first Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted) at the DPS Administration Building, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver in the 14th floor cafeteria from 5:30-7:30 PM.

September 4: First AEAC Board Meeting
October 2: Board Meeting
November 6: Board Meeting December 11th: Christmas Dinner


  • January 18th: Board Meeting (zoom)
  • February 15th: Board Meeting
  • March 8th: Board Meeting
  • Nominations Forms Due March 15th
  • Review Nominations March 22nd
  • Mail Invitations by April 12th & Finalize awards breakfast details
  • Awards Breakfast – Sunday, May 7, 2023 
  • TBA: Board Member Party
  • AEAC Meet and Greet: TBA
    Are you a DPS teacher of Asian descent? Are you interested in activities that support the Asian community and heritage? Interested in learning more about AEAC? Come join us for a fun meet and greet!

AEAC Holiday Dinner

AEAC Holiday Dinner

Career Daze Field Trip


AEAC has developed the Career Daze program to inspire youth to visualize a bright future by showcasing Asian American and Pacific Islander role models. Select students have the opportunity to learn about career possibilities by visiting professionals at their place of work or hand on experiences relating to their field of work. Past Career Daze events have included:

  • Judge Mel Okamoto at the Denver Courthouse where students were able to visit a courtroom and ask Judge Okamoto questions
  • Architect Keat Tan at Klipp Architects, Planners & Interiors where students saw various blueprints and models for buildings and structures that have been build or are being planned to be built in the Denver area
  • Dr. Neal Rao who brought in various organs for students to touch and analyze while asking questions
  • Christine Chang at Channel 7 News
  • Travis Tom at Wells Fargo

37th Annual AEAC Awards Ceremony

Sunday, May 7, 2023

(All nominees and highest honor recipients will be recognized at the ceremony.)

Nomination deadline: March 15, 2023
(For any questions, please contact Steve Kohuth, counselor at East HS at

1. Elementary Leadership
2. Middle Leadership
3. High Leadership
4. Elementary Academic
5. Middle Academic
6. High Academic
7. Special Talent (One student selected from all grade levels)
8. School Principal/Assistant Principal
9. Teacher
10. Para-professional
11. Parent Volunteer 12. Special Service Provider

AEAC holds annual awards ceremonies to recognize students for their outstanding academic achievement and leadership qualities. AEAC also honors teachers, administrators, parents, paraprofessionals and community volunteers who have made outstanding contributions to children of Denver. The awards ceremony is held in May and draws 350-500 parents, teachers and students.                                        

  • Click here to see our 26th Annual Awards Ceremony program! (2011)
  • Click here to see our 27th Annual Awards Ceremony program! (2012)
  • Click here to see our 28th Annual Awards Ceremony program! (2013)
  • Click here to see our 29th Annual Awards Ceremony program! (2014)
  • Click here to see our 30th Annual Awards Ceremony program! (2015)
  • Click here to see our 31st Annual Awards Ceremony program! (2016)
  • Click here to see our 32nd Annual Awards Ceremony program! (2017)
  • Click here to see our 33rd Annual Awards Ceremony program! (2018)
  • Click here to see our 34th Annual Awards Ceremony program! (2019)
  • No Awards Ceremony 2020
  • Click here to see our 35th Annual Awards Winners (2021)
  • Click here to see our 36th Annual Awards Winners (2022)
  • Click here to see our 37th Annual Awards Ceremony program (2023)

What are some AEAC highlights?

  • The AEAC Annual Awards program takes place in May and has drawn 350-500 parents, teachers, students and community members each of the past 37 years. Students are honored for their outstanding academic achievement as well as their leadership qualities. In addition to student awards, AEAC also recognizes teachers, counselors, paraprofessionals, administrators, parents and community volunteers for their outstanding contributions and service to children.
  • The council developed and produced a pamphlet of “School Questions Made Easy for Parents and Community”. The purpose of this pamphlet was to assist the parents and citizens in school-community inservice training.
  • AEAC has sponsored numerous educational workshops and community lecture series and provided necessary research studies for parents and teachers’ in-service training in Denver and sometimes in other nearby school districts.
  • AEAC annually refers approximately 150 parents and 90 students to appropriate schools and government offices for various reasons, ranging from schools-of-choice to citizenship lessons or social services.
  • The council assists the school district in coordinating school visitations for students and teachers from Asia studying about urban education in Colorado.
  • AEAC distributed thousands of educational brochures and flyers at school-community information-exchange programs

The continued growth and support from numerous organizations and individuals from the community is reflected in the commitment and leadership of AEAC. It is a great source of pride that more than 12 different Asian ethnic groups who comprise the Asian Education Advisory Council work together and are entrusted with bringing the concerns and recommendations of the community to the Board of Education.