Over 200 middle and high schools across the country have joined our School Program since 2003, partnering with Challenge Success to improve student well-being and engagement with learning.
During this year-long partnership, schools use the SPACE framework to drive policy and practice changes that lead to more balanced and engaging school communities.
At the start of the program, schools create teams that include educators, parents, and students to spearhead the change effort. This team will attend conferences in both the Fall and Spring to learn research-based best practices from experts in the field and network with other school teams tackling similar challenges. Throughout the program, the team will also work alongside a Challenge Success coach to create a vision statement and action plan to explore initiatives that align with the specific needs of that school. These initiatives might relate to areas such as student schedules, curricular design, assessment, school climate, and community education.
WHAT DO SCHOOLS SAY ABOUT WORKING WITH CHALLENGE SUCCESS
“Our school is finally moving forward in improving student health, wellbeing, and balance all because of Challenge Success. This could not have been accomplished without their support, resources and hands-on coaching. We could not recommend them enough for all schools.” – Independent School Administrator
“I thought stress was normal in high school, and it is, but not to the point where I can’t breathe at nights and I have been there. I know I am not the only one either, so whatever I can do to help I will do it, and that is what Challenge Success has done for me.” – High School Student
“I can honestly say that our involvement with Challenge Success exceeded our expectations. Meeting, dialoguing and connecting with like-schools, the student survey and working with our coach has been the extra support we needed to begin the process of creating a healthier climate for our students, teachers, and parents.” – Deputy Superintendent
Listen to how The Alexander Dawson School describes their partnership with Challenge Success and what they have learned by being in the School Program.