New School Information (2020-21)

2020-2021 School Program

Partner with our program 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 two different ways for schools to join our year-long School Program: Comprehensive or Basic. See details about each option below.

Please note that the disruption of the coronavirus pandemic has prompted us to shift the Fall Conferences to a virtual platform, maintaining the robust elements of our programming to include coaching, connection, and research-based content to support your school teams. The 2021 Spring Conference will be hosted in-person assuming COVID-19 restrictions do not apply. 

All School Program teams commit to attending both the Virtual Fall Conference and Spring Conference on either the East or West Coast. Conference dates and locations for 2020-21 are as follows: 

  West Coast East Coast
Virtual Fall Conference

Sept 11, 2020 – 4:00-7:00 pm PT
Sept 12, 2020 – 10:15-3:30 pm PT 

Oct 2, 2020 – 4:00-7:00 pm ET
Oct 3, 2020 – 10:30 am – 3:30 pm ET
Spring Conference Palo Alto, CA | April 24, 2021 Boston, MA  | May 1, 2021



We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. Space is limited.

“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


Updated 5/26/20

  $11,000 $16,000

Virtual Fall Conference (2020)
bring 10 team members; includes a pre-conference coaching session

Spring Conference (2021)
bring 10 team members

Additional Coaching Sessions
coaching during the school year

(2 virtual sessions)

(4 virtual sessions)

Research-Based Resources
online resource portal and Challenge Success book

2 surveys of either students, parents and/or staff



Webinar & “Office Hours” with Challenge Success Research Team


Virtual Workshop Presentations for Faculty, Parents, and Students

(1 virtual workshop see details below)

(3 virtual workshops
see details below)



  • VIRTUAL FALL CONFERENCE: Attend our virtual conference in Fall 2020 with up to 10 team members. This two-day conference includes a Friday afternoon session with an interactive presentation and opportunity for community-building between school teams, followed by an evening program with Challenge Success co-founders and a guest speaker. Saturday’s session will include a choice of research-based workshops and time allotted to work on your school team’s action plan. New School teams will also receive a pre-conference coaching session.

  • SPRING CONFERENCE: Attend in Spring 2021 with up to 10 team members.* The full-day Saturday conference includes workshops, facilitated team sessions, and opportunities to network with other schools. Conference to be delivered virtually if COVID-19 restrictions apply.

  • ADDITIONAL COACHING SESSIONS: Basic teams receive two virtual coaching sessions in between conference dates. Comprehensive teams receive four coaching sessions in between conference dates. All school teams will receive a pre-conference coaching session to be scheduled during Summer or early Fall 2020.

  • 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: Comprehensive teams receive support administering 2 of the following 3 Challenge Success surveys: Student Survey, Parent Survey, and Staff Survey. Teams will receive an interactive online dashboard of results for each survey and a debrief call with Challenge Success School Program and Research team members. 

  • VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS: Comprehensive teams will receive three virtual workshops including a Professional Development workshop, a Parent Education workshop, and a Student workshop, or other mutually agreed upon meetings and/or consultations. Basic teams will receive one virtual workshop of your choice.



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

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