This week, Encore High School will be posting the cartoon videos from Encore's Virtual Interest Meeting since the offices are closed this week. There is a virtual interest meeting on Tuesday at 6 pm if you are interested in attending one of Encore's program this fall. Thank you for your support.
HOUSE OF CAREER ARTS The House of Career Arts is nicknamed the Flying Dutchmen. The pirate lore of the Flying Dutchmen is simply that it is a very fast moving ship that can never port. The House of Career Arts is building the future business leaders and entrepreneurs within the arts industry, so they will always be on the move. The House of Career Arts is the pirate ship with two swords signifying the strength of leading a career and the ship signifying the constant movement of an entrepreneur. HOUSE DESCRIPTION – The house of career arts covers technical arts skills that can be translated into competitive careers within the arts and general management careers. The students within this House are the ones that are going to be planning larger events using a variety of mediums. Encore’s House of Careers is broken down into three conservatories – Performance Careers (ones on stage), Technical Careers (behind the scenes), and Teaching / Management (ones that create the event). Depending on the student involvement and the level within a specific conservatory, students that are enrolled in the House of Career Arts should expect to be asked to stay after school for special events and will probably be enrolled in a daily lab study hall that will work to plan events rather than work on homework. They need to have a strong work ethic, common sense, and have an open mind to learn how to become a great leader. When a student graduates with a certification from the House of Career Arts, it is the expectation that they will have a great knowledge of how to communicate in the business world. They will know how to organize and event and complete certain tasks specific to careers within technical arts career training given in the Encore courses. Students are expected to work extra hours and participate in school events. Heavy student engagement and heavy student communication is required to succeed in the House of Career Arts. There are a variety of specific business models that are performed through this House over the course of the year that involve both stage, print, and media entertainment.
HOUSE OF EXPRESSIVE ARTS Since Encore High School is the home of the pirates each house is branded with their own pirate flag. The House of Expressive Arts is nicknamed the Lusca. The Lusca is from Bahama pirate lore and is a pirate monster that is half shark and half octopus. The Lusca hides in the caves and the darkness of the sea’s ocean floor, but cannot be mistaken or missed when it comes to the surface and swallows your ship whole. The House of Expressive Arts flag shows sugar skull and crossbones to elaborate on the detail put into the visual artwork created by the artist of this house. HOUSE DESCRIPTION – The House of Expressive Arts covers all art forms where the primary focus of what a student would do is create works with their hands or technological tools to create 2D and 3D arts. They will work mostly independently with some exceptions when groups are working to create project based works of art. They do not have a lot of after school commitments, but will enter works in competitions and compete in on campus projects in correlation with art shows and festivals throughout the year. Depending on the student involvement and the level within a specific conservatory, students that are enrolled in the House of Expressive Arts should expect to have projects driven around core art fundamentals as well as thinking outside of the box. Technical arts students will be asked to participate in photojournalism projects at events throughout the year and help with completion of the 400 page yearbook. When a student graduates with a certification from the House of Expressive Arts, it is the expectation that they will have a great knowledge of the fundamentals of art. They will have a portfolio to submit for professional and college interviews and will be able to communicate their arts ideas with professionals. Students are expected to have a sketchbook and pencils that they can constantly sketch and build ideas in. These simple tools are imperative for the growth of an artist. Depending on the forte of the artist, they can go through a sketchbook very quickly or take years to work through just one. It is important that they have a sketchbook so they can build when the moment presents itself. A couple gallery shows happen each year that the students participate in. They also visit museums each year to study relevant work.
HOUSE OF MUSIC ARTS
The House of Music is nicknamed the Kraken. The Kraken is from pirate lore and is a pirate monster that looked like a giant squid. The Kraken was so large that it could engulf an entire pirate ship and drag it into the sea. The musician can entrance their audiences and pull them into the sea of music and is therefore the Kraken of the arts. The House of Music flag shows the Kraken engulfing a ship anchor getting ready to pull them into the music. This flag represents the strength of music from the House of the Music. HOUSE DESCRIPTION – The house of music covers all art forms where the primary focus of what a student would do uses music to define. Students enrolled in the House of Music should have the expectation of constantly practicing at home individually to become a better musician. They will work independently as soloists and in groups in choirs and bands. They don’t have a lot of after school commitments, but will attend festivals and performances after school throughout the year. Depending on the student involvement and the level within a specific conservatory, students that are enrolled in the House of Music should expect to enroll in music theory every year. Music theory enhances the ability to sight read and write music. Students will also be asked oftentimes to expand to additional instruments. When a student graduates with a certification from the House of Music, it is the expectation that they will have a great knowledge of music theory and a variety of music. They will be able to sight read and will be able to show mastery in their instrument. Students are expected to rent or purchase their own instruments. There is a uniform for the choirs and bands that must be purchased, but can be reused. (Encore updates the uniform every three years) Should any financial hardship arise, please let Encore know. Musicians perform at the fall carnival, winter festival, and spring recitals. These are free attend, but donations of $2 per person is requested to help fund sheet music for the department. Additional festivals are added and parents are made aware when they can watch the performances. There are also multiple opportunities for musicians to audition for specialty groups on campus.
HOUSE OF THE PERFORMING ARTS
Since Encore High School is the home of the pirates, each house is branded with their own pirate flag. The House of Performing Arts is nicknamed Selky. A Selky is from pirate lore and is a pirate monster that looked like a werewolf. They are human part of the time and can change into the wolflike creature. The performing artist transforms onstage and is therefore the Selky of the stage. The House of Performing Arts flag is the skull and crossbones adorned with the gold ear ring and the bright head scarf because performers love costumes. This flag represents the love of the theatrics from the House of the Performing Arts.
The House of the Performing Arts includes:
Film / Theatre Acting
The House of Performing Arts covers all art forms that require stage performance. They will work mostly in groups and (as a result of group work) will regularly work after school for rehearsals and projects. There will be a variety of performance opportunities for the students in this House dependent on conservatory level.
When a student graduates with a certification from the House of Performing Arts, it is the expectation that they will have a vase knowledge of the fundamentals of performing onstage.
Students will have a variety of shoe and uniform needs and they will have to have a sports physical completed each school year to clear them for physical activity in the cirque and dance conservatories.
Students also have the opportunity to audition for various competition teams in musical theater, drama, cheer, and dance.
Denise Griffin, CEO is the author of this blog for Encore Education Corporation. Part of Encore Education Corporation is Encore High School, a free public performing arts regional high school in Southern California grades 7 - 12. Encore's program is currently taking applications for the fall 2020 enrollment. Encore offers full time, hybrid time, and independent study programs. Encore offers transporation from the Inland Empire and the high desert. www.encorehighschool.com. Where arts and academics grow together. WASC Accredited. Copyright 2020.