As part of Encore's blog, I am making sure to share all of the information reporting from our Board meetings every month. Encore's School Board meetings take place every month, generally the second Monday of every month at 6:00 pm. You are invited to join us online for these meetings every month and to stay involved with Encore.
Today's report comes from Ms. Jordan Leverette. She is one of Encore's Creative Managers and is responsible for Encore's College and Career Cafe, Academic Competitions, and Encore Chats. If you have a specific question for Ms. Leverette, you can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your contribution.
COLLEGE & CAREER
The pandemic has provided a new set of challenges in regards to college and career.
However, with perseverance and adaptation we have maintained the priority of student post-high school success. In response to decreased physical accessibility, weekly virtual sessions with the entire senior class provide information and support to facilitate student achievement. Topics include resume writing, identity development, military career pursuance, completing college applications, how-to speak with college admissions reps, acquisition and utilization of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA and scholarship opportunities. In addition, three A-G approved, college-preparatory elective online curricula (Graduation House Cord Certification, Master Certification, Senior Careers Project) were developed to guide students towards college and career readiness.
A two-hour long presentation by a Regional Coordinator from the Inland Empire Economic
Partnership to inform 12th-grade students on the importance of completing the FAFSA, the
difference between grants, scholarships and loans, and general support with completing the
SPOTLIGHT SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHOP
An hour long presentation to provide support in applying for a competitive prestigious arts
VIRTUAL COLLEGE WEEK
A week long event hosting over 40 university and college admission officers to present to
Encore students. Local schools ( ex. University of Redlands, University of California Riverside,
Pepperdine University, California State University San Bernardino, Victor Valley College
Students) and those more distant (ex. Penn State, American College Dublin, Ohio University,
Hawaii Pacific University) were in attendance. Students had the opportunity to to connect with
representatives to acquire resources, ask questions and spark interest. The five day virtual
college fair was open to all high school students via zoom.
Students will continue to have weekly sessions to promote college and career readiness and
work to complete the college-preparatory elective courses.
Encore will host another FAFSA workshop in January open to 12th grade students and their
guardians to assist with last minute questions and general application completion guidance.
Second semester is to include a career fair and on campus test administration of Armed
Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)
Seniors - If you are planning on getting senior swag for your arts conservatory classes for graduation, it is important that you register to complete the online course prior to the April 15th deadline. Right now is a great time to start that course so you can get all. Go to Encorestudent.com and sign up for Masters Conservatory Certification course AND Graduation House Cord Certification.
Juniors - You can also start to complete these courses for certification.