Returning School Information

Welcome back! Join the Challenge Success School Program as a returning team for the 2020-2021 academic year and continue to build on your work to improve student well-being and academic engagement in your school community. Schools that participate in our program over multiple years often achieve the most lasting and meaningful results.

Returning schools are invited to attend the 2020 Virtual Fall Conference and/or the 2021 Spring Conference. Schools have the option to participate in one or both conferences on either the East or West coast. 

Applications for the 2020-21 school year will be accepted on a rolling basis. Space is limited. If you have questions about the School Program, please contact


Returning School Conference Options – 2020-21

– Fall Conference –

VIRTUAL FALL CONFERENCE: Attend our virtual conference in Fall 2020 with up to 10 team members.* This two-day conference includes a Friday evening program with Challenge Success co-founders and a guest speaker. Saturday will include a choice of research-based workshops and a coaching session to further the work on your school team’s action plan. 

Conference Dates and Times:
West Coast:
Friday, September 11, 2020 – 6:00-7:00 pm PT
Saturday, September 12,  2020 – 10:15 am – 3:30 pm PT

East Coast:
Friday, October 2, 2020 – 6:00-7:00 pm ET
Saturday, October 3, 2020 –  10:30 am – 3:30 pm ET

Cost: $3,200 for up to 10 team members. Multi-stakeholder teams are encouraged to attend (educators, parents, and students). 

– Spring Conference –

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

West Coast: Palo Alto, CA,  April 24, 2021
East Coast: Boston, MA, May 1, 2021

Cost: $3,000 for up to 10 team members. Multi-stakeholder teams are encouraged to attend (educators, parents, and students). 

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


Additional Services

COACHING: Two virtual coaching sessions to take place between the Fall and Spring conferences. Sessions will be facilitated via Zoom. 

PARENT EDUCATION/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Parent Education and/or Professional Development presentations. 

SCHOOL SURVEYS: Implementation of the Challenge Success-Stanford Surveys of School Experiences for students and/or parents.

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