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  • ACT Testing: February 25th all 11th Grade Students

    Posted by JEFFREY JOHNSON on 2/19/2020

    New for All 11th Grade Students! For the first time ever, the Bethel School District is paying for all of our 11th grade students to take the ACT test.  No more extra cost to families or Saturday testing for students! Students can use a passing score on the ACT to meet the ELA/Math testing requirements. Taking the ACT also enters students to receive information and scholarship opportunities for their post-high school education. This is a wonderful opportunity for all Challenger students!  

    • DATE:  February 25, 2020

    • TIME:  During the school day 

    • WHERE:  Challenger High School 

    • COST:  Free to all Bethel School District 11th grade students

     Free Online Practice

    Students can get free personalized practice and more information about the ACT by joining ACT Academy at https://academy.act.org/

    Benefits of ACT Testing

    Linked below is a document that describes some of the benefits to students taking the ACT.

    In addition, there is the added benefit that students in Washington State can use ACT scores as one method to fulfill the new state graduation pathway requirements.

    Testing Day Guidelines

    Students should report to school on time.  Students that are late will not be admitted into testing. 

    Students should bring the following items with them on testing day:

    • Acceptable photo id (school id card permitted)

    • Sharpened number 2 pencils and good erasers (no mechanical pencils or ink pens)

    Students will be provided by the school:

    • Calculators (TI-73, TI-83, or TI-84)

    Students may NOT bring the following prohibited items into the testing room:

    • Electronic devices capable of communication, recording, or internet into the testing room.  Examples include cell phone, smart watch, fitness band, media player, iPad, or headphones/ear buds.  Students discovered to have access to a device during the testing or during planned breaks will have their device taken and test invalidated.

    • Textbooks, dictionaries, scratch paper, notes, or other aids.

    • Highlighters, colored pens or pencils, or correction fluid/tape

    • Reading material

     

    The ACT is an all-day test. Busing will be arranged to get PM students to CHS by 7:45 am and AM students home after testing concludes in the afternoon. More information to follow.

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  • FAFSA Night at CHS

    Posted by JEFFREY JOHNSON on 2/10/2020

    FAFSA NIGHT at CHS!  - Feb. 12th from 5PM to 7:30 PM

    ·      Have you completed your FAFSA? We are here to help you complete for Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)

    ·      If you are attending any type of college within the next five years, we can help you get your FAFSA done now

    ·      Bring a charged iPad, 2018 Tax Return information and have your FSAid’s credated for both student and parent

    ·      Questions?  See Jessie Blocker or Ashley Wojtanowicz

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  • February News for Challenger High School

    Posted by JEFFREY JOHNSON on 1/30/2020

    Hello Challenger Students and Families, 

    There are several schedule changes for the month of February. Please read this posting carefully and mark your calendars. Have a great month! 

    1st Day of 3rd Term 

    Monday, February 3 is the first day of the third term. Students can see their schedule using their iPad and the Skyward app (paper schedules will not be printed). We will start Monday in advisory classes so students can sign their learning plans and review their third term schedules.  

    Presidents Day Weekend (February 14 - 18) 

    Students will have a 5-day weekend for the President’s Day holiday. Friday, February 14th is a non-school day because it is an unused snow make-up day. Monday, February 17th is the  President’s Day holiday and Tuesday, February 18th is a training day for teachers. School will resume for students on Wednesday, February 19th. Enjoy your long weekend! 

    ACT Testing: February 25th 

    New for All 11th Grade Students! For the first time ever, the Bethel School District is paying for all of our 11th grade students to take the ACT test.  No more extra cost to families or Saturday testing for students! Students can use a passing score on the ACT to meet the ELA/Math testing requirements. Taking the ACT also enters students to receive information and scholarship opportunities for their post-high school education. This is a wonderful opportunity for all Challenger students!  

    • DATE:  February 25, 2020

    • TIME:  During the school day 

    • WHERE:  Challenger High School 

    • COST:  Free to all Bethel School District 11th grade students

     Free Online Practice

    Students can get free personalized practice and more information about the ACT by joining ACT Academy at https://academy.act.org/

    Benefits of ACT Testing

    Linked below is a document that describes some of the benefits to students taking the ACT.

    In addition, there is the added benefit that students in Washington State can use ACT scores as one method to fulfill the new state graduation pathway requirements.

    Testing Day Guidelines

    Students should report to school on time.  Students that are late will not be admitted into testing. 

    Students should bring the following items with them on testing day:

    • Acceptable photo id (school id card permitted)

    • Sharpened number 2 pencils and good erasers (no mechanical pencils or ink pens)

    Students will be provided by the school:

    • Calculators (TI-73, TI-83, or TI-84)

    Students may NOT bring the following prohibited items into the testing room:

    • Electronic devices capable of communication, recording, or internet into the testing room.  Examples include cell phone, smart watch, fitness band, media player, iPad, or headphones/ear buds.  Students discovered to have access to a device during the testing or during planned breaks will have their device taken and test invalidated.

    • Textbooks, dictionaries, scratch paper, notes, or other aids.

    • Highlighters, colored pens or pencils, or correction fluid/tape

    • Reading material

     

    The ACT is an all-day test. Busing will be arranged to get PM students to CHS by 7:45 am and AM students home after testing concludes in the afternoon. More information to follow.

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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.

      Sincerely, 

      Jeff Johnson 

      Principal, Challenger High School

       


     

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