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Please join us at our Managing Child Behavior Workshop for Parents

Date:Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time:7–8 p.m.

At individual schools, except:

Led by: Headmasters, assisted by Preschool and Elementary Program Directors

Please join us at our second Workshop for Parents.
Challenger teaches children to manage their behavior and make good choices. Learn how you can use these effective methods at home! This workshop is a review and extension of last month’s session.

Our Managing Child Behavior Workshops are offered at no cost to you and are designed to help parents:
  • 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 a subsequent workshop for January. 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. Cost is only $10 per child. Stop by or call the office today to reserve a spot for your child.


2014 Standardized Test Results

On the 2014 Iowa Assessments, Challenger's average kindergartener outscored 97 of 100 test takers at her grade level. Our average eighth grader outscored 99 of 100.



A percentile ranking pinpoints a student's performance among same-grade peers (nationally, in this case). The ranking indicates what percentage of test takers a student outperforms. Ninety-nine is the highest possible ranking.

Here are some Challenger ranking highlights:

  • 38% of kindergartners achieved a rank of 99.
  • 60% of 8th graders achieved a rank of 99.
  • 70% of Challenger students achieved a rank of 90 or higher!
  • Between 5th and 6th 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 (91% of Challenger 8th graders score at or above the 90th percentile).




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