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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 experience focused on meaningful reforms

The Challenge Success School Program is a year-long, collaborative partnership where schools leverage our SPACE framework to make meaningful reforms 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 are ready to dive into the important and challenging process of school change, but need expert guidance, support, and tools to tackle their unique challenges and accomplish their goals.

After completing the first year of the program, many schools opt to join as a RETURNING SCHOOL to continue their education and further their commitment to meaningful and lasting school change. 

The program follows a school year calendar running from August, 2022 – June, 2023.

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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.

School establishes 10-person team composed of students, parents, teachers and administrators
Teams utilize an array of research tools to elucidate the experience of students
Teams identify a focus area and explore the underlying root causes
Teams exercise a bias towards action by engaging in learning pilots
Teams evaluate the effects of the learning pilots against outcomes they had targeted
Teams consider how to grow the impact of their pilots so they benefit more students

WHAT’S INCLUDED

2022-23 PROGRAM FEES

The New School Program fee is $24,500. Many schools have accessed state, local, and community funding to support this work. Learn more about potential sources of funding here. Challenge Success also offers financial assistance based on need.

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”

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HEAR FROM OUR PARTNER SCHOOLS

Challenge Success has been part of our district for five years and has stretched our thinking in terms of how we support the social-emotional well-being of students. We have made strides in looking at the quantity and quality of homework, the scheduling of extra-curricular activities, adding free time and downtime to the school day, and worked to educate students, teachers, and parents on how to develop a balanced lifestyle for our overloaded kids.” 

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT

“I can honestly say that our involvement with Challenge Success exceeded our expectations. Meeting, dialoguing and connecting with like-schools, the student survey and working with our coach has been the extra support we needed to begin the process of creating a healthier climate for our students, teachers, and parents.”

DEPUTY SUPERINDENDENT

“The Challenge Success program acted as a breath of fresh air within our extremely narrowly-focused school environment. The program helped to build in P.D.F. (Playtime, Downtime, and Family time) that every student needs in order to find the necessary balance in their day.”

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT

Challenge Success has been part of our district for five years and has stretched our thinking in terms of how we support the social-emotional well-being of students. We have made strides in looking at the quantity and quality of homework, the scheduling of extra-curricular activities, adding free time and downtime to the school day, and worked to educate students, teachers, and parents on how to develop a balanced lifestyle for our overloaded kids.” 

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT

“I can honestly say that our involvement with Challenge Success exceeded our expectations. Meeting, dialoguing and connecting with like-schools, the student survey and working with our coach has been the extra support we needed to begin the process of creating a healthier climate for our students, teachers, and parents.”

DEPUTY SUPERINDENDENT

“The Challenge Success program acted as a breath of fresh air within our extremely narrowly-focused school environment. The program helped to build in P.D.F. (Playtime, Downtime, and Family time) that every student needs in order to find the necessary balance in their day.”

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT

Interested in joining the Challenge Success School Program?
Inquire or submit your application to join the school program using the links below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions? Reach out to our team directly for more information: info@challengesuccess.org