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  • Spring Break: March 30 - April 3

    Posted by JEFFREY JOHNSON on 3/26/2020

    Hello Challenger Students and Families 

    I hope this message finds you safe and healthy with your family at home. Next week (March 30 - April 3) is Spring Break! I know it seems unusual with the school closure but spring break still exists for you! 

    Teachers will not be posting any new learning activities on their Canvas pages during the week. If students want, they can always work on previous missing assignments and submit their work to their teachers via Canvas or email. Teachers and office staff may not return email or phone messages until April 6th. Calls made to the Challenger front office (253.800.6800) will be checked and returned during the week of Spring Break. 

    Students, if you need help or assistance please reach out to your teachers by Friday, March 27th so you  can get them answered before the end of the week. 

    The Third Quarter ends on Monday, April 13th. Grades will be issued to students in all courses and they are still responsible for finishing their courses in good standing by that time. If your student needs help with their classes please reach out to the teachers directly for support. 


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  • Senior Culminating Project Presentations and Conferences

    Posted by JEFFREY JOHNSON on 3/23/2020

    Hello Challenger Parents and Students

    Here is an update on conferences and Senior Culminating Project presentations: 

    • Conferences for students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grades are canceled this week. If you would like a conference, please reach out to your student's advisor and they will set up a time to meet with you over the phone or via Zoom. 

    • Seniors who are planning on graduating 3rd or 4th term are still required to present their Culminating Projects to their advisor by the end of 3rd Term, April 13th. Advisors will be working with their potential grads to help them complete their projects and to set up a time for a Zoom meeting  to present their projects. (Zoom is a virtual conference call app, students have access to this on their iPads). 

    • If graduating seniors need assistance completing their projects they are advised to contact their advisor directly for help and assistance. 

    • Senior parents and graduation information will be sent out this week via email and will be posted on the Challenger website. More information to follow. 

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  • Need Help Getting Meals?

    Posted by JEFFREY JOHNSON on 3/20/2020

    Lunches are able to be picked up at 10 locations throughout the district, Moday - Friday, 10:00am - 1:00pm. If you cannot get to a meal site, please call this number to request meals to be delivered to you while schools are closed: 253-800-6912. 

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Principal's Message

    • Dear Students, Parents and Guardians:

      As Principal of Challenger High School, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2019-20 school year. Challenger High Schools offers students a choice. For a number of reasons, students and parents may choose a non-traditional setting for students and Challenger is a wonderful option for many students and their families. We are happy that you have chosen Challenger as your high school! 

      We have a highly qualified staff who are very experienced in working with students in an Alternative Education setting. I am very proud of our teachers and support staff and their support of students helps many to reach their goal of graduating from high school in a timely manner. The staff of Challenger High School are dedicated to the success of every student, every day.  Challenger High School renewed its accreditation through AdvancED in the spring of 2018 and the staff continues to work on improving the programs offered. 

      This year, we are very excited to announce that the new Challenger High School is currently under construction! Phase 1 of the new building contains new administrative and support staff offices, a commons area for students to use, a physical education studio, an art classroom and state-of-the-art science lab. The new building is projected to be available for use starting in January 2020! Planning for Phase 2 of the new building and campus remodel will begin in the spring of 2020!

      Parent involvement is a vital key to Alternative Education and for the success of students at Challenger. We encourage parents to monitor student progress regularly. We send out progress reports (monthly) and report cards (quarterly) and we encourage parents to download and use the Skyward App to monitor their student’s progress. Parents are welcome to set up appointments to meet with me and discuss the progress of their students at any time. Students find greater success when parents are involved and monitoring their progress and attendance throughout the year. 

      The entire staff Challenger is working towards the same goal - provide an opportunity for each student to succeed and to complete requirements for graduation. We welcome your suggestions and questions. Thank you for being part of our school’s community. 

      You may contact me or make an appointment by calling 253.683.6889. I look forward to the 2019-20 school year and working with the students, the staff and the parents of Challenger High School.


      Jeff Johnson 

      Principal, Challenger High School