Challenge Success School Program
Partner with our team to tackle the unique challenges at your school while creating a more balanced and engaging student experience.
WHAT IS THE CHALLENGE SUCCESS PROGRAM?
A collaborative change process
The Challenge Success School Program is a year-long, collaborative partnership that leverages student-voice data to create a healthier, more engaging school environment. Using our SPACE framework as a guide, schools make improvements in areas such as school climate, student schedules, curricular design, homework and assessment practices, and community education.
The program is a good fit for middle and high schools that want to improve student well-being and want guidance, support, and tools to build community alignment and accomplish their goals.
After completing the first year of the program, many schools continue improving student well-being and engagement by participating in the RETURNING SCHOOL program.
The program follows a school year calendar running from August, 2022 – June, 2023.
Applications are being accepted for the 2023-24 school year.
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS
Schools commit to a year-long partnership
During their first year in the School Program, teams progress through a series of phases to propel the work.
OUTCOMES AND RESULTS
What types of changes have schools made?
Our partner schools have translated their learnings from the program into a variety of school change strategies to improve student well-being and increase engagement with learning.
A few examples include:
- Designed a new bell schedule
- Revamped an advisory program to support student belonging and connection
- Revised homework policies to ensure purpose and volume of homework is appropriate
- Implemented mastery-based assessment practices
- Created test and project calendars to reduce overlapping major assignments
- Dropped class rank and reimagined award ceremonies
- Changed conversations about college to focus on the “right fit”
See more changes.
Many schools have accessed state, local, and community funding to support this work. Learn more about potential sources of funding.
Challenge Success strives to offer need-based financial assistance in an effort to support schools and organizations with limited resources. We believe that cost should not be a deterrent to accessing quality programs. To apply, please complete this form. All requests will be reviewed by our Executive Director.