Riverside Campus

Riverside is known as the city of arts and innovation. Countless research has shown that the integration of arts with academics results in higher understanding in math, comprehension, and retention of academic teachings. Southern California has been a host to many performing arts elementary schools of choice. These schools have been the first schools in the community to reach or exceed API and AYP goals through the integration of fine arts and academics. Students of these schools have been able to accelerate their learning process and test above grade level. It is the correlation of the fine arts programs including music, drama, technical arts, and dance that have helped these students succeed in history, reading, and math.


Encore uses traditional and non-traditional means of instructing students for both academic and non-core enrichment arts programs. Encore High School – Riverside shall have a nine class program each semester (5 periods per day – one of which is study hall which is every day). The instructional day will run from 7:30 – 3:10 p.m. and includes an 85-minute block program where classes meet every other day. Block scheduling has been used at the Encore – High Desert campus since it’s opening in 2008 and has contributed to the overall academic success of the students from Encore. Due to the academic program created for the students of Encore, alumni of the Encore campus have been able to go to universities on full scholarship and have successfully graduated from universities.


Encore High School – Riverside is an open campus. This means that the campus, proposed location in downtown Riverside near the Mission Inn, will be housed within multiple locations in the downtown area. Students will have academics within the main building, then conservatory courses in separate buildings. Students will have a 45 minute lunch time.

Study Hall is now a mandatory class that is scheduled as the 5th period on student’s schedules. The class is a great place for students to complete homework assignments.

2016 - 2017 School Calendar

Period 1 / 6 7:30 – 8:55
Nutrition 8:55 – 9:10
Period 2 / 7 9:15 – 10:45
Lunch A 10:45 – 11:30
Study Hall A 10:55 – 11:25
Study Hall B 11:30 – 12:00
Lunch B 11:25 – 12:10
Period 3 / 8 12:10 – 1:35
Period 4 / 9 1:45 – 3:10



Period 1 / 6 7:30 – 8:30
Nutrition 8:30 – 8:45
Period 2 / 7 8:50 – 9:50
Lunch A 9:50 – 10:20
Study Hall A 10:00 – 10:30
Study Hall B 10:30 – 11:00
Lunch B 10:30 – 11:00
Period 3 / 8 11:10 – 12:10
Period 4 / 9 12:20 – 1:20

Encore High School for the Arts – Riverside

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Mailing Address:
3800 Main Street, Third Floor
Riverside, CA 92501

Academic Complex:
3460 Orange Street
Riverside, CA 92501

Arts Complex:
3800 Main Street, first floor
Riverside, CA 92501

Dean of Students
Don Miskulin

Assistant Dean of Students
Gerald Shaw
gshaw @encorehighschool.com

Taylor Kitchens

Jenny Mota

Shelly Bernal

Marion Castro

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