Challenger School
News and Events

There's always something exciting happening at Challenger School. Whether we're preparing for a special program, welcoming interesting guests, or celebrating our students' achievements, we're eager to keep you abreast of the latest news.





Please join us at our October Workshop for Parents.

Challenger teaches children to manage their behavior and make good choices. At our workshop, you’ll learn effective methods you can use at home!

Our Managing Child Behavior Workshops are offered at no cost and are designed to help you:

  • Develop confidence in establishing and enforcing behavior guidelines

  • Equip children with the behavior management skills that will prepare them for a lifetime of success and happiness

We’ll have some helpful resources available for purchase at the event.

We’re planning subsequent workshops for later in the school year. We encourage you to attend any or all of the sessions.

Childcare will be available on campus for children 2 years, 9 months and older. Childcare cost is only $10 per child. Stop by the office today to reserve a spot for your child.

Date: Thursday, October 8
Time: 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Place: At individual schools, except:



CA Open House – Wednesday, October 14

Come see our classes in action—you will be impressed!

Our Open Houses are held during school hours so you can see the excitement, focus, fun, and achievement for yourself. Come see the campus, meet the staff, and learn about Challenger's programs.

Almaden, Harwood, and Shawnee campuses are participating.
Open house hours are from 8 a.m.–6 p.m.



Open Enrollment Has Begun!

Drop in for a tour any time—no appointment needed.
Come see the excitement, focus, fun, and achievement for yourself.
Find your campus here.



Referral Tuition Discount

For 2015–16, Challenger is offering a 15% referral tuition discount program. This can be a great way for current customers and their friends to save on tuition, since both referral and referrer get the 15% discount. See 15–16 program flyer for details.



2015 Standardized Test Results

On the 2015 Iowa Assessments, Challenger's average kindergartner outscored 98 of 100 test takers at her grade level. Our average eighth grader also outscored 98 of 100.

The percentile ranking pinpoints a student's performance among same-grade U.S. peers. The ranking indicates what percentage of test takers a student outperforms. Ninety-nine is the highest possible ranking.



Here are some Challenger ranking highlights:

  • 47% of Challenger kindergartners achieved a rank of 99.
  • 58% of Challenger eighth graders achieved a rank of 99.
  • 70% of Challenger students achieved a rank of 90 or higher.
  • 82% of Challenger middle school students ranked at or above the 90th percentile.
  • Between fifth and sixth grades, the average Challenger student reaches the performance level expected of a college freshman on the assessment.


The Iowa Assessments gauge academic performance in reading, language, and mathematics. The results demonstrate that Challenger preschoolers enter kindergarten with advanced skills and knowledge and that students who attend Challenger through middle school achieve an extraordinary academic advantage.




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