Challenger parents, the non-refundable tuition deposit for next year will be charged March 1. The deposit will be applied to the first (August) tuition payment of the 2021–22 school year, and it secures your child’s classroom placement and solidifies returning student status.
If your plans have changed and your child won’t be attending Challenger next year, remember to withdraw from the 2021–22 school year by February 28 to avoid being charged the tuition deposit. Once the tuition deposit is charged, it is no longer refundable. Withdrawal requests can be submitted via the Parent Portal.
Please be aware that once you withdraw your child, he or she will lose returning student status and reserved placement with Challenger. If you decide to return later, and if there is space available, your child will revert to new student status, even though your child was previously enrolled at Challenger. New students are charged the academic year application fee and are ineligible for applicable returning student tuition discounts.
As a Challenger parent, you’ve seen your child thrive and gain life-enhancing knowledge, values, and skills. We are thankful that you have chosen to partner with us in this vital stage of your child’s education.
Since online learning and in-person classes are not the same experience, some of the information in this newsletter will be more relevant to on-campus students and their parents, while other portions will apply more to those involved in remote education. Look for the bell icon to indicate information for on-campus students and the laptop icon for online students.
Challenger School will be conducting the Iowa Assesments for on-campus students in the coming weeks. (See Important Dates for schedule.) Seventh-graders will be the only online students that will participate in the Iowa Assessments this year; the online test will be administered March 29–April 1 regardless of the region in which the student resides.
Our students have a history of performing very well on national standardized tests. We are confident that this year’s results will also be impressive.
Make sure your child:
In conjunction with St. Patrick’s Day, Challenger preschool students will learn about Irish folklore during the month of March.
You will receive a report of your child’s academic progress this month. Our students have accomplished much already this year and are continuing to learn and achieve.
Has your child submitted an entry to the Comic Contest yet? All grade 2–8 students are eligible. A scan or file of the entry must be submitted to Marketing@ChallengerSchool.com by March 5, 2021.
Each entry should include the child’s:
We can’t wait to see the fantastic submissions!
On-campus students are gearing up for the upcoming Speech Festival, which will take place in classes from March 15–19 (March 29–April 2 in Texas).
From their first days at Challenger, students learn to express their ideas clearly. They memorize valuable, inspiring poetry and meaningful selections while learning to speak logically and convincingly.
The Speech Festival is a wonderful opportunity for students to exhibit their mastery of the art of oratory. Students are learning how to effectively convey their ideas to others, a skill which will continue to serve them well throughout life.
Please make arrangements for your child’s care during Spring Break.
Region dates are:
For those who need it for their tax returns, Challenger’s tax ID is 47-1405971.
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