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2020-2021 School Program

Partner with our team to identify and implement policies and practices that improve student well-being, broaden the definition of success, and promote academic engagement at your school. We offer three different ways for schools to join our year-long program: Basic Team, Basic Plus Team, or Comprehensive Team. See details about each option below.

All School Program teams commit to attending both the Fall Conference and Spring Conference on either the East or West Coast. Here are conference dates and locations for 2020-21. Conference to be delivered virtually if COVID-19 restrictions apply.

  West Coast East Coast
Fall Conference Palo Alto, CA | Sept 11-12, 2020 Waltham, MA | Oct 2-3, 2020
Spring Conference Palo Alto, CA | April 24, 2021 Boston, MA     | May 1, 2021



We are now accepting applications on a rolling basis. Space is limited. The deadline is June 5, 2020.

“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


  $11,000 $15,000 $23,000

Fall Conference (2020)
bring 10 team members; includes coaching session at conference

Spring Conference (2021)
bring 10 team members; includes coaching session at conference

Additional Coaching Sessions
coaching during the school year

(2 virtual sessions)

(2 virtual sessions)

(2 virtual and 2 on-site)

Research-Based Resources
online resource portal and Challenge Success book

surveys of student and parent communities



(student only)

(student and parent)

Webinar & “Office Hours” with Challenge Success Research Team


On-Site Workshop Presentations for Faculty, Parents, and Students


(3 workshops
see details below)



  • FALL CONFERENCE: Attend in Fall 2020 with up to 10 team members.* The two-day conference includes team coaching, reception/dinner, an evening program on Friday, and a full day of workshops on Saturday.

  • SPRING CONFERENCE: Attend in Spring 2021 with up to 10 team members.* The one-day Saturday conference includes workshops, facilitated team sessions, and opportunities to network with other schools.

  • ADDITIONAL COACHING SESSIONS: In addition to coaching at the Fall and Spring conference, Basic and Basic Plus teams receive two virtual coaching sessions in between conference dates. Comprehensive teams receive four coaching sessions in between conference dates – two live at your school site and two virtual.

  • RESEARCH-BASED RESOURCES: Receive dedicated access to an online resource portal with research, tools, and case studies related to the SPACE Framework. You’ll also receive a copy of the Challenge Success book, Overloaded and Underprepared.

  • WEBINAR AND “OFFICE HOURS” WITH RESEARCH TEAM: Get access to expert advice and best practices for how to share your survey data with your school community via a webinar as well as “office hours” with the Challenge Success Research team.

  • SCHOOL SURVEYS: Receive support administering both the Challenge Success Student Survey and/or Parent Survey, including an interactive online dashboard of results and a debrief call with Challenge Success School Program and Research team members. Basic Plus teams can choose to administer the Student or the Parent Survey; Comprehensive teams will administer both surveys.

  • ON-SITE WORKSHOPS: For Comprehensive teams only. When your School Program team member visits your school site, you will receive the delivery of a total of three workshops. These should be split across the two school visits. You will receive a Professional Development workshop, a Parent Education workshop, a Student workshop, or other mutually agreed upon meetings and/or consultations. 



*Out-of-area schools are responsible for team travel and lodging.

Challenge Success offers limited financial assistance based on need. Click here to apply.