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, Paws for Love, Reno Art Works, Reno Bike Project, Sierra Arts, Kidrocker, Redirect Athletics, Nevada Coalition to End Domestic Violence,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 require students to wear uniforms, and provide shirts annually to students free of cost.
- We are currently offering three additional hours per day for students who are credit deficient. This program affects 30 students daily.
- 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 2019-20 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. We currently have a 0 period that runs from 7-8 a.m. and after school programming that runs from 2:15-4:15 p.m.
Overall Credit Attainment/Credit Earning Rates for enCompass Students
The following charts illustrate the overall credit earning rates for students at enCompass, including time previous to enCompass. Administration “buckets” students into tiers of on track based upon the number of credits students have earned in accordance with their school year and semester. Current tables below reflect the credit attainment rates overall of all students starting the second semester of 2019-2020 school year. The school had an 88% credit attainment rate overall for the first semester; these rates reflect individual students over the course of their school career.