Challenger High School



  • Graduation Information

    Posted by JEFFREY JOHNSON on 5/30/2023


    Click here to view all information regarding seniors' last days and graduation details:

    Graduation News Letter 


    Graduation Timeline and Events

    • June 1: Senior Awards Celebration. 5:30 pm at Spanaway Lake High School.
    • June 9: Senior Finals, last day of classes. All books, iPads, chargers (blocks and cords) are due. All fines and fees are paid.
    • June 12Senior Checkout. All graduating seniors must go through the check-out process at Challenger during their regular session. 
    • June 13Senior Celebration. All graduates are invited to come to Challenger between 10:00 - 12:30 for fun, games, activities, door-prizes, and a barbecue!
    • June 14Mandatory graduation rehearsal at Pacific Lutheran University. 8:00 - 9:30 AM. Please be prompt!
    • June 14GRADUATION! The graduation ceremony begins promptly at 1:00 pm at Pacific Lutheran University, Olson Auditorium.
    • June 15 - 30Diploma Pick Up in the main office at Challenger. Students must show ID to pick up their diploma.
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  • Challenger Middle School Open House

    Posted by JEFFREY JOHNSON on 5/18/2023

    Challenger Middle School

    Interested in learning more about Challenger Middle School?? 

    Come to our Open House on May 24, 5:00 - 6:00 pm at Challenger: 18117 A Street South Spanaway, WA 98387

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  • State Testing Schedule

    Posted by JEFFREY JOHNSON on 5/10/2023

    CHS Daily Testing Schedule

    All 7th, 8th, 10th grade students will take important State tests (SBA and WCAS) in ELA, Math and Science starting on Monday, May 15th. 11th and 12th grade students who need the SBA as a Graduation Pathway or for credit competency will also be taking the SBA if need be. 

    Non-testing students will attend classes following their regular daily schedule. 

    Important Testing Details: 

    • Please be at school and be on time for each day of testing
    • Make sure to bring your iPad to school, fully charged and ready to use 
    • Bring a pair of earbuds with cords (Bluetooth earbuds are not allowed during testing) to use for the listening portion of the test. If you need a pair of earbuds with cords, these will be provided. 
    • Cell phones, smart watches and Bluetooth earbuds are not allowed during testing and students are required to turn these in prior to each testing session. All devices will be kept in a secure location and then returned to students when they have finished their test for the day. 
    • Make sure to get a good night's sleep and eat a healthy breakfast/lunch prior to testing each day
    • Be ready to show what you have learned on the tests! Teachers and students have been working hard this year, now it is time to perform well on exams--you've got this
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Principal's Message

  • Dear Challenger Raven Parents and Students,

    It is a privilege to serve Challenger Middle and High School and the Bethel community as the principal of Challenger.  I consider it an honor to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a longstanding history of helping students to graduate from high school and become ready to take the next step in their education.  The privilege of working with such a talented and dedicated faculty and staff, a tremendous student body, and a supportive network of parents and community members will only help push Challenger towards new heights. 

    The teachers, staff and administration at Challenger are committed to providing high quality education, along with social and emotional support that will meet the needs and interests of all the students here on campus.  Each educator is student-centered and has been challenged to engage students and provide optimal learning environments in their classrooms.  As your principal, I challenge each and every student to take full advantage of all that is offered here at CHS, so that you can make your school life successful, enjoyable, and most importantly, meaningful.  I truly believe that every student at Challenger has the ability and the potential to accomplish great things!  Beginning with the first days of school, I challenge each of you to begin developing, displaying and honing your Raven Pride, which will help lay the foundation for your future success.

    Please take the time to review the information on this website and in the Student Handbook carefully. These resources contain important information that will help guide you through the expectations we have for you as a Challenger student. It also provides resources for your successful navigation of campus, resources and support staff available to you and your families.  I also want to remind you that your teachers, counselors, and administrators are available to provide assistance. Your questions and concerns are always welcome!

    As you work through your years at Challenger, I encourage each of you to set goals and standards that will be above those set by most high school students. Your time at Challenger is foundational to your future success, and we are confident about the positive impact each of our students will make in the world. 

    Together we will continue to move forward and find new ways to help all students achieve their goals and be college or career ready by graduation day.  

    Make it a great year…we are going to SOAR!

    Jeff Johnson (He/Him)


    Challenger Middle and High School