Strategies to Support Student Well-being
and Engagement with Learning

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At Challenge Success, we believe that our society has become too focused on grades, test scores, and performance, leaving little time for kids to develop the necessary skills to become resilient, ethical, and motivated learners. We partner with schools, families, and communities to embrace a broad definition of success and to implement research-based strategies that promote student well-being and engagement with learning. After all, success is measured over the course of a lifetime, not at the end of a semester.

Student Stories

Maddy loves her high school, but like many teenagers, Maddy’s school experience has had its ups and downs.

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Parent Stories

After Dr. Pope’s lecture, I made immediate changes in how I viewed my children’s capabilities and overall safety.

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School Stories

In April 2018, International School of the Peninsula welcomed Mary Hofstedt, Ed.M., of Challenge Success as part of their series of ISTParentEd talks…

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Ideas that Challenge

Ten Tips for Surviving the College Application Process

October 16, 2019 |
by Maureen Brown

  Organize your info. It sounds obvious, but you would be surprised... Read More +…

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Office Hours with Dr. Denise Pope

A Different Kind of College Prep

October 15, 2019 |
by Denise Pope

  If you are the parent of a high school student, you... Read More +…

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