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Executive (District) Services

Encore Education Corporation is a non profit 501c3 corporation that was established in 2007 for the purpose of managing and operating fine arts charter junior & senior high schools in Southern California.  The first school opened on 08/08/08 in Hesperia, California.  Both schools are accredited through Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC).

Encore operates under the direction of a volunteer corporation board and the management of three Chief Officers that make up the executive team.  Encore schools are chartered under two separate Districts (HUSD and RUSD), but are governed by their own separate board.  The Encore Education Corporation Board meets regularly and rotates between campuses for the board meetings.

Annual audits are conducted of the corporation’s fiscal affairs by a third party CPA approved by the California Department of Education.

Mrs. Denise Griffin, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Mrs. Griffin is lead founding member of Encore Education Corporation.  She holds an MBA and has been with Encore Education Corporation since 2007.  The initial licensing petition for Encore was originally written by Denise.  Her background includes extensive corporate management and performing artist booking management.  Beginning as a dancer and artist in her school years, then growing into a writer and director – Mrs. Griffin has been the creator of some of the most successful “Rock ‘n’ Roll circuses” produced by Encore productions.  Under the business leadership of Mrs. Griffin, Encore Education Corporation has grown to educate 2,000 students per year.  Her emphasis is policy and finance.

Mr. John Griffin, Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Mr. Griffin is a founding member of Encore Education Corporation.  He holds a BBA and has been in the education world for seventeen years.  His background include extensive operations management experience and two decades of professional entertainment experience as a singer.  Mr. Griffin oversees the operations and management of all Deans and Assistant Deans on campuses and overall logistics throughout the organization.  Under the leadership of Mr. Griffin, Encore Education Corporation has been able to build a reputation for being safe campuses.

Mr. Steve Dekany, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

Mr. Dekany has been with Encore Education Corporation for over six years. He holds a BA and has been the driving force for admissions and enrollment within the Encore organization.  His background is based on major corporate marketing with a minor emphasis on education program development in the Inland Empire. Steve has helped develop and implement the successful enrollment and admissions process for Encore Education Corporation.  He also created Encore’s Pirate Radio.

ENCORE EDUCATION CORPORATION
GENERAL INFORMATION 760-949-2036

Encore Education Corporation
16955 Lemon Street #A
Hesperia, CA 92345

Executive Officers

Mrs. Denise Griffin CEO
denise@officerteam.com

Mr. Johnny Griffin COO
jgriffin@officerteam.com

Mr. Steve Dekany, CMO
sdekany@officerteam.com

HUMAN RESOURCES

Mrs. Ashlin Barkdull
abarkdull@encorehighschool.com

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.

OUR HEALTH OFFICE

Encore employs a health technician on both campuses that are on campus for the school day and many after school events.  If your student has a medical condition or has ANY prescription drugs that they need to take during the school day, including asthma inhalers, there are forms in the health office that need to be filled out by the legal guardian.  Possession of prescription drugs or over the counter medications on campus could result in immediate dismissal if all provisions are not met.  When a student is ill or injured, they are referred to the health office.  The health office is a place for first aid only.  Our health technician will assess the situation and either the student back to class or call home.  A student cannot remain in the health office for more than one hour before being sent back to class.  In emergencies, the health office will call “911” and have students taken by paramedic to the closest available hospital.

ENCORE’S FEVER AND SICK POLICY

Every attempt to reach parents / emergency contact will be made when a student has a fever.  Parents are expected to come pick up their student from school when they have a fever or vomiting.  Any fever greater than 102.00 will result in a “911” call at the parent’s expense if parents / contacts cannot be reached.  Students must be fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication before returning to school.  Please make sure that your student has a current Emergency Card on file and contacts other than parents are listed.  Students cannot be in the health office for more than one hour while waiting for parent pickup.

MEDICATIONS

The State of California ahs strict laws regarding the way medication can be dispensed at school.  The guidelines are as follows:

  1. Medication must be given to the school health office by the parent or guardian.  Students are not allowed to transport medication to and from school.
  2. Prescription medication which needs to be taken at school must be accompanied by the following:
    1. A written, signed statement from the physician giving the method, amount, and time when the medication is to be given.
    2. A written statement from the parent giving his / her consent that the school can give the medication as directed by the physician.
  3. All medicine must be in the container in which it was purchased.
  4. All medicine must be kept in the health office and will be dispensed by personnel.  Send only the amount to be given at school and keep all other doses at home.
  5. If there is a change in the prescription, a new permission slip must be signed by the parent and physician.

ANNUAL HEALTH SCREENINGS

As part of California’s child health and wellness requirements, schools do periodic health screenings.  In accordance with the screening practices of HUSD and RUSD, Encore will provide screenings for our students.

Hearing & vision screening for all students in grades 8 and 10 will take place.  Scoliosis screening will take place for all 7th grade girls and 8th grade boys.  As public health nurses, the nurses conduct these screenings are trained to conduct these mandatory screenings in accordance with California state standards.  Our health technician will assist them with all procedures and send home results as necessary. If a child fails a screening, a letter will be sent home to parent / guardian notifying them of the results.  These results can then be taken to your health care provider for evaluation  If you do not have health insurance, we encourage you to contact Encore’s health office for a list of low cost clinics in our area.

If you wish that your child NOT BE SCREENED, please contact our health office prior to March 1.  Otherwise, you student will be screened.  If you have specific questions in regards to school health services.  If we are unable to answer your questions, we will direct you to the county health department.

STUDENT INSURANCE LIABILITY

Disclaimer – Your child’s school doe NOT provide medical insurance for your school accidents.  This means that you are responsible for the medical bills if your child gets hurt during school activities.

ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES

ALL ACCIDENTS OR INJURIES MUST BE REPORTED IMMEDIATELY.  An incident report must be completed and can be obtained in the front office or health office.

First aid may be administered on campus.  All faculty and staff have completed both first aid and CPR training.  Many members of the faculty have also een trained to administer EPI pen.

If the situation warrants, paramedic services will be requested at a parent’s expense.  In all cases, an attempt will be made to notify the parent or guardian as soon as possible. It is absolutely essential to have a properly completed emergency card on file at the school to ensure prompt and effective treatment and parental notification.

HESPERIA SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT CARD

http://encorehighschool.com/sarc-hesperia/

RIVERSIDE SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT CARD

http://encorehighschool.com/sarc-riverside/