This year, we have brought several new components to our support of our high at-risk population. Our curriculum has adopted a four component approach, focusing on a student's academic, social/emotional, personalized, and enrichment needs. We have incorporated this approach into our schedule.
- Time is built into the daily school schedule for support beyond academics.
- We build capacity through our relationships with the Children's Cabinet, Equus Insight, Great Basin Institute, and Boys and Girls Club.
- We have forged an important relationship with the Boys and Girls Club, enabling students to participate in a healthy atmosphere from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. It also enables us to provide three meals to all of our students free of charge.
- We have shifted teaching schedules to all us to offer one additional class at the end of the school day for those who are most credit deficient.
- All students meet annually for the development of an individualized learning plan. This meeting highlights student performance and goals.
- We partner with the Washoe County School District on extreme cases of truancy.
For the 2017-18 school year, it is a goal to continue with a "take no prisoners" attitude with regard to credit earning. As such, students who wish to attend enCompass who are significantly credit deficient will be required to participate in an elongated school day in order to be a student in our program. The additional classes will be focused on credit recovery, health and well-being.