2019-2020 ENCORE Program Information

  • Grand Forks Public Schools will offer the ENCORE program at the following locations for the 2019-2020 school year are Ben Franklin, Century, Lake Agassiz, Lewis and Clark, Phoenix, Viking, West, Wilder, and Winship elementary schools. The ENCORE program is made possible through federal 21st Century funds, which are available for schools whose number of families that qualify for free or reduced-price meals as 40 percent or higher. 

    Registration is required (including re-registration if enrolled last year) and was offered in August.

    Monthly Fee:

    • Families who qualify for free meals: $50/month for 1 student; $60/month for 2 students; $70/month for 3 students
    • Families who qualify for reduced meals: $80/month for 1 student; $90/months for 2 students; $100/month for 3 students
    • Families who pay full price for meals: $150/month for 1 student; $180/month for 2 students; $210/month for 3 students
    • Monthly fees are not prorated based on the number of days in the month and fees are the same whether your child attends one day a week or five days a week.


    Please note:

    • This is an academic-based program,
    • We are mandated to provide two hours a day of academics, regardless of grade level,
    • Not all spots are guaranteed,
    • Some locations may have a waiting list due to space and staffing,
    • The only registration accepted at Open House will be for Early Dismissal,
    • ENCORE is not offered on 11:20 a.m. dismissal days or non-school days,
    • The first day of ENCORE was Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019.

    Daily Schedule (each school does change):

    • 3-4 p.m.: Homework assistance
    • 4-4:15 p.m.: Snack/Socialization
    • 4:15-5:15 p.m: Theme-based enrichment activities aligned to standards
    • 5:15-5:45 p.m.: Organized large muscle activities
    • 5:45-6 p.m.: Free play

    For more information, please call the Encore office at 701.215.8041 or email: kerickson250@mygfschools.org.

    ENCORE Early Out Club

    The Early Dismissal Program is for Ben Franklin, Century, Lake Agassiz, Lewis and Clark, Phoenix, Viking, West, Wilder, and Winship elementary schools.

    The program operates from 1:30-3 p.m. on the dates listed below:

    • September 18
    • October 9 and 30
    • November 13 and 27
    • December 11
    • January 15 and 29
    • February 5 and 19
    • March 11
    • April 1 and 29
    • May 6 and 20

    Early Out Club provides participants with organized and active after-school activities, arts and crafts, computers, and various STEM activities. 

    This program is free and is being offered in cooperation with Grand Forks Public Schools. Registration ended in August.

    All students enrolled in ENCORE will report to ENCORE at 3 p.m. All other students not registered for ENCORE will need to be picked up no later than 3:00 p.m.

    If you have any questions, please contact Kayla Erickson, ENCORE Director, at 701-215-8041 or kerickson250@mygfschools.org.