Traditional Junior High Full Time, Seat-Based Program 
(Preliminary Renewal Petition language for submission for charter renewal 2021 - 2026)

ENCORE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM

Encore's Junior High School program serves grades 7 & 8.

Students that are enrolling the traditional seat-based junior high program are committed to coming to school every school day for a complete bell schedule that starts with nutrition at 8:00 am and ends the school day at 3:15 pm.  Classes for junior high meet daily.

JUNIOR HIGH BELL SCHEDULE:

  • NUTRITION: 8:00 - 8:25 am

  • HOMEROOM: 8:25 -8:30 am

  • PERIOD 1: 8:30 - 9:12 am

  • PERIOD 2: 9:16 - 9:58 am

  • PERIOD 3: 10:05 - 10:47 am

  • LUNCH: 10:50 - 11:20 am

  • PERIOD 4: 11:25 - 12:07 pm

  • PERIOD 6: 12:58 - 1:40 pm

  • PERIOD 7: 1:45 - 2:27 pm

  • PERIOD 8: 2:31 - 3:15 pm

Each junior high class is 42 minutes long to hold attention of younger scholars and maintain bell to bell teaching.

Electronic attendance is taken at the beginning of the school day for ADA, then paper attendance is taken throughout the day for operations and discipline.  Encore employed the shorter classes in junior high for second semester of the 19/20 school year and saw a drastic drop in junior high student discipline and an increased rate of productivity in the classrooms.  The time was created to help with junior high attention spans and to make sure that junior high students were experiencing math and English multiple times every school day. 

JUNIOR HIGH CURRICULUM:

As a high school, Encore uses a combination of junior high and high school curriculum.  Using a combination of both curricula starting in the 18/19 school year, Encore shows an almost 20 point jump in state test scores for both English Language Arts and Mathematics for the 18/19 school year.  Encore was excited to see where the 8th grade students in the 19/20 school year would rank with two years of high school/junior high curriculum, but Covid-19 cancelled all state testing for the 19/20 school year.  Junior High students that complete the A-G approved high school curriculum with a grade of "C" or better will have this coursework added to their high school transcripts.

Seat based students for junior high have two multi-subject credentialed teachers teaching their core academic classes (math/science then English/history).  They meet with each of these teachers twice daily.  In general, seat based junior high students will take the following courses to fill their eight class schedule:

JUNIOR HIGH COURSE SELECTION:​

  1. Junior High English

  2. Junior High History (world history grade 7 and US history grade 8)

  3. Junior High Math (pre algebra grade 7 and algebra grade 8)

  4. Junior High Science (TCI, Science Alive Integrated Science 7 and Science 8)

  5. Junior High English Language Arts Strategies (tutoring and skills class)

  6. Junior High Math Strategies (tutoring and skills class)

  7. Junior High Elective Class

  8. Junior High Elective Class

JUNIOR HIGH NON CONSERVATORY ELECTIVES:

  • Junior High Basketball

  • Junior High Physical Education

  • Junior High ESports / Gaming

  • Junior High Performing Arts

  • Junior High Expressive Arts

  • Junior High Choir

  • Junior High Dance Technique

  • Junior High Music

JUNIOR HIGH CONSERVATORY ARTS STUDENTS:

For junior high students that have advanced artistic abilities and have auditioned into a conservatory level arts class, they will be enrolled in Encore's High School program for the purpose of arts courses.  This means that the student will have two separate schedules (one for junior high and one for high school) that they will follow over the course of the school day. 

The junior high bell schedule has been created so two junior high class periods fit into one high school class period.  A conservatory level junior high student will take both junior high elective courses to take two high school elective arts courses.  For example:

CONSERVATORY ARTS LEVEL JUNIOR HIGH STUDENT EXAMPLE SCHEDULE:

JUNIOR HIGH SCHEDULE

Period 1 - Junior High Math Strategies

Period 2 - Junior High English

Period 3 - Junior High Science

Period 4 - Junior High Language Arts Strategies

Period 5 - HIGH SCHOOL ELECTIVE

Period 6 - HIGH SCHOOL ELECTIVE

Period 7 - Junior High History

Period 8 - Junior High Math

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HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE

A DAY:
Period 1 - JUNIOR HIGH CLASS

Period 2 - JUNIOR HIGH CLASS

Period 3 - Jazz/Tap I

Period 5 - JUNIOR HIGH CLASS

B DAY:

Period 6 - JUNIOR HIGH CLASS

Period 7 - JUNIOR HIGH CLASS

Period 8 - Ballet I

Period 9 - JUNIOR HIGH CLASS

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