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Hesperia Campus

Encore High School for the Arts – Hesperia is the first high school that was opened by Encore Education Corporation in 2008. This campus is situated off of Lemon and C Avenue, central to the high desert. It houses one of the largest cirque acrobatics student programs in the country, one of the largest men’s dance student programs in the state, and is proud to be known world wide for productions created.

The Hesperia campus includes over 100,000 square feet of classrooms and art studio spaces. Housing the student body of 1,200, Hesperia appropriately prepares students for college and university as well as the professional opportunities that happen after high school.

The first graduating class of Encore was in 2009 when 17 students ventured into the world. Today, that class’ valedictorian holds a Bachelor’s degree in business and works in the finance world. She also plays guitar in a rock band and continues to hone in on her passion for music. Encore’s first ASB president has taught music to thousands of students in fifteen countries worldwide including Capetown, South Africa. Alumni are attending universities worldwide. Eighty percent of Encore’s graduates move to a postsecondary college or university directly out of high school with forty percent of them receiving some kind of scholarship to attend these institutions.

Since the first class of 2009, Encore – Hesperia has had over three million dollars in scholarships awarded to their graduates with graduates living and working literally worldwide. From being a Laker girl, a recording artist, a stuntman for major motion pictures, Pre Med, law student, and everything in between – students that complete Encore’s six-year program is reaching for the stars…. and surpassing them.

Enrollment for the following school year begins in October. It is recommended that sixth-grade students wishing to attend in the high desert attend an interest meeting in October to make sure that they have a spot. Encore enrolls about 250 seventh grade students in Hesperia each year

The campus was built in 2004, originally as a boys’ detention center.  The original six buildings were what Encore started with, remodeling the inside dorm space to create classrooms.  The campus has a full kitchen and a multi purpose room that is being remodeled in the 17/18 school year to house the new culinary arts program and the return of dinner theater.

The Big Top was added to house the largest high school circus arts program west of the Rocky Mountains and includes eight rigging points and a full size sprung floor for tumbling and gymnastics.

The seventh grade wing houses eight relocatable classrooms and a bathroom set up right next to the main office to make sure that the transition from elementary school to middle school is a smooth one.

In the “E Quad” the Hesperia instrumental music rooms are located housing both a full strings program and an orchestra program.  Guitar, piano, and vocal music have four other classrooms as real estate for the music program.

Juniors an seniors get to experience life in a larger classroom setting by taking their Humanities courses in the lecture hall.  This space appropriately prepares our future college students for classes in undergraduate classrooms.  While the class size average on the Hesperia campus is 21 to 1, the lecture hall can have up to 70 students in one setting to help them prepare for the college classes that can sometimes have more than 300 in a class.

The campus was recently purchased by Encore High School using private bonds to secure funding.  This purchase included extensive remodel and upgrades to the campus including the school color paint job, new air conditioning units, shade structures, expansive concrete throughout, and theater upgrades.  Encore High School believes in always moving forward and always working on improvements to make our campus a better place.

HESPERIA CONTACT INFORMATION
GENERAL INFORMATION 760-956-2632

Encore Jr./Sr. High School for the performing & visual arts
16955 Lemon Street
Hesperia, CA 92346

ADMINISTRATION

Dean of Academics
Tom Steed
tsteed@encorehighschool.com

Assistant Dean of Students
John Van Horn
jvanhorn@encorehighschool.com

Assistant Dean of Activities
Tracy Dekany
tdekany@encorehighschool.com

COUNSELING

Head Counselor (grades 8 & 9)
Esther Haskins
ehaskins@encorehighschool.com

Counselor (grades 10 & 11)
Wendi Dunnington
wdunnington@encorehighschool.com

Counselor (grades 7 & 12)
Candice Carter
ccarter@encorehighschool.com

ATTENDANCE
Debbie Garrett
dgarrett@encorehighschool.com
Clear absences 760-956-2632

RECORDS
Mari Miller
mmiller@encorehighschool.com
Fax for Records Requests 760-956-3338
760-949-2036

HEALTH OFFICE
Teri Roseborough
troseborough@encorehighschool.com
760-949-2036

GRADE REPORTING DATES FOR THE 17/18 SCHOOL YEAR

First Quarter Progress Reports – Reported on Aeries Only – September 22, 2017

Quarter One Grades – Report cards mailed home – October 23, 2017

Second Quarter Progress Reports – Reported on Aeries, students in danger of failing will get notice mailed – December 1, 2017

Semester One Grades – Report cards mailed home – January 19, 2018

Third Quarter Progress Reports – Reported on Aeries, students in danger of failing will get notice mailed – February 23, 2018

Third Quarter Grades – Report cards mailed home – April 9, 2018

Fourth Quarter Progress Reports – Reported on Aeries, students in danger of failing will get notice mailed – May 11, 2018

Semester Two Grades – Report cards mailed home – June 20, 2018

TRANSPORTATION

The Hesperia campus is considered a commuter campus.  This means that 90% plus of our student population has to find transportation to get to our campus.  Encore understands the commitment needed to create a transportation plan for students before they drive.  There are limited options when it comes to transportation.

  • PERSONAL TRANSPORTATION
    • Parents can drive their students to campus while recognizing and following all drop-off and pick-up procedures outlined in the student handbook.
    • Students can ride their bikes to school.  In Hesperia, there is a bike rack to lock student bikes located behind the G building gate on campus.
    • Students that possess a valid driver’s license can drive themselves to school.  Purchase of a parking permit may be required.  Please g to F20 for current information.
  • CARPOOL
    There is a parent bulletin board posted in the main office (G Building).  Encore DOES NOT organize carpools for parents, but does give parents a place to share information to try to find a viable carpool.
  • PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
    Hesperia – Students can walk from the bus stop on I Avenue or ride a bike from the bus stop.  It is about a 20-minute walk.
  • ENCORE BUS SERVICE
    Encore charters busing through Ebmeyer charter for students at a semester charge.  The cost for students to ride the bus is $200 per semester. Families wishing to have their students ride the bus must reserve their space by paying for a seat using our online service, SEAT YOURSELF. Families can also pay in person in F20.   There is limited space available on the bus program. Students are given space on a first come, first served basis. There is no guarantee that any student will be able to ride the bus. Encore does their best to accommodate all students, but in the event that the bus availability fills up, a waitlist for bus space will be created.  The bus service is costly for Encore.  The semester fee covers only about 40% of the overall cost of the bus service.  We are sorry, but no refunds for bus service will be issued for any reason.  Students misbehaving on the bus will be removed from this elective service without refund.

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In Hesperia, the campus is equipped with a full sized kitchen.  Within this kitchen, students are able to purchase grab ‘n’ go breakfast and a variety of lunch choices.  Meals are served using Mealtime by having students swipe their ID card.  Encore High School for the Arts – Hesperia participates in the National School Lunch Program.

Each day at lunch, students are given the choice between hot and cold options.  Usually a variety of vegetarian and deli salads along with sandwich wraps are available on the cold menu.  On the hot menu, students can choose between two choices.  Milk and juice is served along with fresh vegetables and fruit.

Breakfast service is $1.75

Lunch is $2.75

Hesperia School Lunch Payments

Encore Education Corporation strives to make sure that all stakeholders are properly served.  Part of this promise of service is adopting a Universal Complaint Process.

  • START HERE – Whenever there is an incident, concern, or complaint (whether you are a teacher, student, staff member, or other stakeholder) an incident report or a formal letter must be filed in the front office of the campus where the report is being made.  All filings should start at the school level.
    • For discipline and safety issues, the complaint should be filed with our Assistant Dean of Students, Mr. John Van Horn.  He can be reached through his administrative assistant Ms. Arielle Luna, 760-956-2632, aluna@encorehighschool.com, or by mail 16955 Lemon Street #G, Hesperia, CA 92345
    • For academic and staff issues, the complaint should be filed with our Dean of Academics, Mr. Tom Steed.  He can be reached through his administrative assistant Ms. Arielle Luna, 760-956-2632, aluna@encorehighschool.com, or by mail 16955 Lemon Street #G, Hesperia, CA 92345
    • Anonymous reports can be filed by placing an incident report in a sealed envelope and giving it to any staff member or dropping the sealed envelope into a staff box (A and F buildings) addressed to the person that should open the envelope.
  • SITE INVESTIGATION – Once a complaint is filed, it needs to be investigated.
    • Time Required – Investigations take time so it is important to be patient.  Anyone reporting an incident should allow no less than seventy two (72) business hours to investigate a claim. Depending on the claim, investigations can take less or more than seventy two (72) business hours.
    • Notification – If a person files a complaint directly to a Dean, they will be notified upon completion of the investigation.  Anonymous complaints will be investigated and reported as logical.
    • Confidentiality – If the investigation is protected by confidentiality laws for staff and/or students, outcomes of the investigation may be protected by law and you may not be allowed to know what the results and/or actions are coming out of the investigation.
    • Results – If a complainant is unsatisfied with the investigation conducted at the site level, they can file a complaint directly to the Encore (District) Executive Office.
  • EXECUTIVE (DISTRICT) COMPLAINTS – When a complainant is unsatisfied with the results from a site based investigation, they can file a complaint directly to the Executive Officer Team.  Whenever there is an incident, concern, or complaint (whether you are a teacher, student, staff member, or other stakeholder) an incident report or a formal letter can be filed to the Executive Officers.  If no prior complaint was filed at the site level, the Executive Office (District) can refer the investigation back to the site for investigation.
    • Operations, Safety, Facilties, Discipline – These questions and concerns should be directed to the Chief Operation Officer (COO) Mr. John Griffin by contacting Executive Assistant Ms. Stevevonna Evans, 760-949-2036, aevans@encorehighschool.com, Encore Education Corporation, 16955 Lemon Street #A, Hesperia, CA 92345.
    • Academics, Arts, Student Services, Policies – Questions and concerns relating to these topics should be directed to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mrs. Denise Griffin by contacting Executive Assistant Mrs. Ashlin Barkdull, 760-949-2036, abarkdull@encorehighschool.com, Encore Education Corporation, 16955 Lemon Street #A, Hespria CA 92345.
    • Enrollment, Media, Social Media, Events – Questions and concerns relating to these topics should be directed to the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Mr. Steve Dekany by contact Executive Assistant Ms. Stevevonna Evans, 760-949-2036, aevans@encorehighschool.com, Encore Education Corporation, 16955 Lemon Street #A, Hesperia, CA 92345.
  • EXECUTIVE (DISTRICT) INVESTIGATION – Once a complaint is filed, it will be investigated.
    • Time Required – Investigations take time so it is important to be patient.  Anyone reporting an incident should allow no less than seven (7) business days to investigate a claim. Depending on the claim, investigations can take less or more than seven (7) business days to investigate a claim.
    • Notification – If a person files a complaint directly to the District, they will be notified upon completion of the investigation. Anonymous complaints will be investigated and reported as logical.
    • Confidentiality – If the investigation is protected by confidentiality laws for staff and/or students, outcomes of the investigation may be protected by law and you may not be allowed to know what the results and/or actions are coming out of the investigation.
    • Results – If a complainant is unsatisfied with the investigation conducted at the District level, they can file a complaint directly to the Encore Board.
  • ENCORE EDUCATION CORPORATION BOARD COMPLAINTS – When a complainant is unsatisfied with the results from an Executive (District) based investigation, they can file a complaint directly to the Encore Education Corporation Board.  Whenever there is an incident, concern, or complaint (whether you are a teacher, student, staff member, or other stakeholder) an incident report or a formal letter can be filed to the Encore Education Corporation Board.  If no prior complaint was filed at the site or Executive (District) level, the Board can refer the investigation back to the site or Executive Level for service and/or investigation.
    • Filing – To file a complaint with the Encore Education Corporation Board, send a formal letter to the Board Clerk, Ms. Stevevonna Evans at Encore Education Corporation, 16955 Lemon Street, Hesperia, CA 92345.
    • Time Required – Investigations take time so it is important to be patient.  Anyone reporting an incident should allow no less than ten business days to investigate a claim. Depending on the claim, investigations can take less or more than ten business days
    • Notification – If a person files a complaint directly to the Board, they will be notified upon completion of the investigation. Anonymous complaints will be investigated and reported as logical.
    • Confidentiality – If the investigation is protected by confidentiality laws for staff and/or students, outcomes of the investigation may be protected by law and you may not be allowed to know what the results and/or actions are coming out of the investigation.
    • Results – Results stemming from the Encore Education Corporation Board are binding to the fullest extent of the law.