In Challenger’s enjoyable summer school programs, teachers and administrators strive to instill in students a love for learning that will last a lifetime. They prepare students with a bedrock foundation of knowledge, encourage them to take responsibility for themselves, and help them develop logical and independent thinking skills. Our students have loads of fun along the way!
Challenger offers both half-day and all-day summer programs. Students may arrive as early as 7 a.m. and stay as late as 6 p.m. In summer school, uniforms are not required.
Each week, students take an imaginary trip to a new and exciting place. Preschoolers love exploring the land of make-believe during Storyland Week. Out in Space Week introduces students to planets, black holes, stars, and astronauts. During Adventureland’s fun, themed explorations, preschoolers also learn phonics, numbers, science, art, music, and more, keeping concepts fresh for returning Challenger students while introducing them to new students.
This preschool summer program aims to prepare children to enter kindergarten. The format follows the same imaginative, fun Adventureland themes as the preschool program, but the academic skills are more advanced. Students work on handwriting skills as well as math and reading foundations.
Challenger’s summer kindergarten is for children who will be entering first grade in the fall. Students review the irregular vowel families and continue to apply rules of mechanics as they write their own stories. They enjoy the themes and fantasy fun of Challenger Adventureland while extending their skills and self-reliance.
Our traditional morning elementary program focuses on the basics of reading, spelling, writing, and mathematics using our proven teaching methods. It is designed to review and solidify previously taught concepts. Active drills unique to Challenger give students the opportunity to move while learning things that must be memorized. Afternoon classes feature arts and crafts, music, geography, sports, drama, and scientific discovery.
Challenger’s middle school summer classes are designed to increase reading fluency and comprehension, reinforce writing skills, and improve understanding of mathematical concepts. One session is devoted to reading and composition with activities and games. The other session builds pre-algebra and algebra skills. Parents may choose between these two programs or sign their children up for both.