In 2015, Encore Education Corporation has swelled to just under 2,000 students between all high school locations. Encore is for arts students (Beginners through Professionals). The school is a bronze medal school (as reported by US News) boasting the highest high school ranking by the California Department of Education in the Hesperia Unified School District. Almost two million dollars in college scholarships have been awarded to graduates at Encore with a 98% graduation rate and a 99% high school exit exam pass rate. Encore currently has 165 employees. Of the 44 employees that helped open the school in 2008, 20 of them still work for Encore Education Corporation.The founding team of Encore has a variety of backgrounds and experience, and proven abilities to open and operate Encore High Schools of the Arts. This original founding group was brought together first as active participants and directors of Star Quest Arts Academy, an after school program for ages 7 to 22, that worked to develop confidence and arts mastery through productions.
As veteran teachers, the founding team combined their knowledge of the California Education system with their passion of the arts and tied the two together in hopes of creating a haven for students that want to pursue the arts when they cannot afford them. Many students attending Encore would, outside of their attending public school, not have the option to take multiple arts classes combined with a college prep education.
Encore Education Corporation is nonsectarian in its programs, admission policies, employment practices, and all other operations. We do not discriminate against any person based on ethnicity, national origin, gender, or disability. Encore High School’s Hesperia campus is accredited through the Western Association of School and Colleges. Encore High School’s Riverside campus will undergo site visit from WASC in spring of 2016.
Charter schools follow the same legislation as any public school and must adhere to the California Department of Education requirements. They are funded by state and federal means and cannot charge tuition. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Access to public records is available during office hours at the executive offices located at 16955 Lemon Street, Hesperia California 92345