Challenger recognizes that the purpose of life is the individual pursuit of happiness
through productive work and the respect of individual rights. We prepare students for a lifetime of happiness as we teach them to be independent and hold them accountable for their responsibilities. Students learn early on that they are responsible for their own learning and for their successes. Even our youngest students understand cause-and-effect relationships and learn to make informed decisions.
Our students become independent, conceptual thinkers by integrating concrete facts into concepts through their shared essential similarities among apparent differences. It is our emphasis on independent reasoning skills so rarely practiced in today’s world that results in our students’ extraordinary academic performance.
Life and Liberty
Challenger’s curriculum and philosophy embrace the value of life. We teach students to respect and protect the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness expressed so brilliantly by our Founding Fathers in the Declaration of Independence and the U. S. Constitution.
Each student has the ability to achieve academic excellence, and we expect our students to attain a high degree of mastery in all traditional disciplines. Challenger’s curriculum and proven teaching methods provide the skills each student needs to meet our expectations. As students learn foundational concepts and apply reasoning skills, the results are spectacular.
Challenger students regularly speak and perform before their peers, teachers, and parents from preschool on. This invaluable experience helps them gain the confidence necessary to communicate effectively and with purpose as they receive feedback on their delivery. Challenger graduates often point to these experiences as the basis for success in college and the workplace.
Positive music is critical to creating a happy place to learn. We use music to reinforce memorized facts and to learn creative skills. Each classroom is equipped with state-of-the-art music technology enabling each teacher to increase students’ music literacy and appreciation of classical and cultural music. Teachers start the music instantly for students to sing for fun and to prepare for musical performances.