Challenger High School and the parents of the students participating in activities, services, and programs provided by the Bethel School District agree that this compact outlines how the parents, the entire school staff, and the students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve the State’s high standards.
This school-parent compact is in effect during the 2015-2016 school year.
Challenger High School will:
Challenger High School is the alternative high school for the Bethel School District. Challenger continues to expand learning opportunities for students through personalized and individualized connections with teaching staff. Our students thrive in a small group atmosphere (fewer than 15 students in classes) with an individualized education plan for each student. Challenger High School serves roughly 320 students in grades 9-12 and has 14 classroom teachers, an academic counselor, and a social worker serving our students. Teachers average 12 years of teaching experience and 59 % have at least a master’s degree. All of our teachers are considered Highly Qualified to teach the courses they are teaching.
Students at Challenger take three classes at a time in 9-week terms. The lower number of classes helps students to focus on and complete classes in a shorter time frame. Students also have an advisor they meet with three times a week to provide monitoring and support. Students’ progress and attendance are also monitored monthly through a progress report process in accordance to Alternative Learning Environment laws. If students are found to be making unsatisfactory progress extra supports and interventions are used to help students become successful at Challenger.
Challenger High School serves an increasingly diverse group of students. Forty-nine percent of students receive free and reduced lunch. White students make up the majority of the student population (63%), followed by Hispanic (10%), students of Two or More Races (8%), Asian/Pacific Islander (7%), Black (6%), American Indian (4%), and Native Hawaiian (2%). The age structure at Challenger is weighted towards older students who are engaged in credit recapture opportunities and completing graduation requirements. Students in ninth grade compose 2% of the population, tenth grade students 4%, eleventh grade students 16%, and twelfth grade students 78% of the student body. It is the goal of the Challenger staff to help every student fulfill their graduation requirements and be career or college ready at the time of graduation.
Parent/Teacher Conference Dates:
Staff are available for consultations in a number of ways at Challenger:
We, as parents, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:
We, as students, will share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and achieve the state’s high standards. Specifically, we will: