- Career Technical Education
- English Language Development
- Physical Education
- Social Science
- Special Education
- Visual and Performing Arts
- World Language
The mission of Encina High School’s Advocacy department is to provide academic support, provide SEL competencies, and teach life skills by cultivating students’ self-agency, collaborating with core classroom teachers, deepening connections with and between students, and promoting college and career readiness. With the addition of content area specialists in English and Math, students are also able to receive targeted support at least once per week.
AVID 1, Advocacy 10, Advocacy 11
AVID II; Advocacy 9, Advocacy 10, Advocacy 11
Career Technical Education (formerly ROP) provides students with opportunities to experience and develop real-world skills within our education system that prepares them for success in post-secondary options. Encina High School is proud to offer a Construction Technology Pathway as well as a Dental Careers Pathway.
Construction Technology Pathway
Construction Technology, Adv. Construction Technology
Dental Careers Pathway
All English Learners at Encina High School are given intense instruction in English including English Language Development (ELD). Teachers of English Learners are specially trained in methods and strategies that promote the rapid acquisition of English as well as academic knowledge in core subjects.
ELD I / English I (Transition)
EL Program Lead
English III Transition
English III Transition
ELD II / English II (Transition)
All English courses at Encina High School are college preparatory and based on the grade level Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. All courses emphasize critical reading, writing, presentation, and discussion. The level of difficulty of these skills progressively increases as students advance through the four-year sequential program of English. Advanced Placement courses at the upper levels of our curriculum are open to all students.
English 2, AP Lang. & Comp.
The Encina Mathematics Department offers students a high quality mathematics program designed to prepare them to choose from a full range of career paths. We offer a rigorous and challenging mathematics program for every student—a complete program that reflects a balance of computational and procedural basic skills, conceptual understanding, and problem solving. This is based on the belief that proficiency in mathematics is a result of student effort and effective instruction. All students are capable of understanding mathematics, given the opportunities and encouragement to do so.
IM 2; IM 1 SUPPORT
IM 1; Mathematical Modeling
IM 1; IM 2+; Pre Calculus; AP Pre Calculus; Financial Math
GLADIS QUINTANA GARCIA
IM 1; IM 2
IM 1 Support; IM 3; IM 3+
At Encina High School, the purpose of P.E. is to provide a foundation of knowledge, skills, and values necessary for the development of a physically active lifestyle. The course content provides exposure to a variety of movement opportunities and experiences which includes, but is not limited to: Fitness Activities, Dance, and Team Sports. The integration of fitness concepts throughout the content is critical to student success in this course and in the development of a healthy and physically active lifestyle.
P.E. 1, 2, 3, 4; Weight Training
P.E. 1, 2, 3, 4; Weight Training
The Encina Science Department strongly believes that the teaching of science should be accomplished through a hands-on, inquiry based approach. During each course, students will be using critical thinking skills, cooperative learning, real world applications and the scientific method. The goal is for our students to have a scientific understanding of the world around them and to adequately prepare students to make responsible, informed decisions.
Biology; Anatomy & Physiology
The Encina High School Social Science Department is committed to providing a solid education for all its students regardless of their personal, career, or academic goals. It is our belief that a social science education teaches the basic skills necessary for self-awareness, professional achievement, and lifelong growth. It trains students to think critically, to communicate effectively, to rise above prejudice, and to maximize their resources for dealing with the complexities of life. The successful completion of the Social Science requirements contribute to the development of a well-rounded individual.
US History; World History
World History, US History, AP US History, Ethnic Studies
Ethnic Studies; American Government; Economics; AP Economics Macro; AP US Government & Politics
Economics; American Government; Psychology; US History
AP World History; World History
Encina High School’s Special Education program gives all students access to the general education curricula at grade level. In the majority of classes the students are using Common Core State Standards in academic and elective classes. Special Education teachers are highly qualified in various subject areas. Case managers plan schedules to ensure their students are enrolled in all of the necessary classes at each grade level in order to progress toward graduation.
High School Reading, Workability; Life Skills, Real Life Mathematics
English 1, 2, 3, 4
At Encina High School we believe that an education in media and visual arts helps to develop engaged, creative, expressive, responsive, and artistically literate individuals. In order for students to be powerful, diverse communicators, be creators and innovators of personally relevant work, be connected to culture, history, and society, have a sense of wellbeing, and be active community members, students need arts integrated throughout their schooling. Students’ learning is enriched when they understand and experience how the arts disciplines integrate with one another and other content areas.
Intro to Video Production
The World Language Department at Encina High School prepares students to participate in a multilingual environment that values other cultures. The Word Language program is designed to prepare students to thrive in a dynamic world through cultural understanding and become proficient in the skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing in the target languages they study. Our purpose is to provide World Language instruction to all students and to increase the number of students who graduate ready for college and careers.
Spanish 1, Spanish 2 Heritage Learners
MONSE LOPEZ ALMANZA
Spanish 2, Spanish 3, Spanish 3 Heritage Learners