On behalf of our Challenge School community, welcome to our wonderful school. Started by the dedication and vision of our four founding mothers and the support of Cherry Creek School District, we are pleased to have you as a member of this educational partnership. The Challenge School is a magnet school in Cherry Creek School District for motivated students who are academically advanced or gifted. Cherry Creek’s theme of dedicated to excellence and equity provides us with the challenge to develop the best education setting for all children in an atmosphere where all students will be inspired “to think, to learn, to achieve, and to care.” Our talented staff at Challenge works collaboratively to provide students with an educational environment that is nurturing, stimulating, and challenging where each student feels valued and respected. We strive to have a partnership with both parents and the community in order to support the academic growth of students and the learning process.
“Our mission is to inspire, empower and challenge motivated students who are academically advances or gifted.” Inspire students’ love of learning. We spark the intellectual curiosity of our students and foster the understanding that learning is active and on-going. Empower students to excel. We teach students to recognize their abilities and build upon their strengths. Challenge students in all areas of development. Through a rigorous academic program, we encourage our students to become compassionate and critical thinkers able to communicate their ideas.
At Challenge School, our goal is to spark the intellectual curiosity of each student and teach them to relate the content of the classroom to the world around them. By emphasizing the dynamic combination of skills, knowledge, critical thinking, and experience, Challenge School promotes academic achievement. Challenge School offers approaches to learning that embrace and transcends the focus on traditional school subjects. Challenge School accentuates the interrelatedness and relevance of subjects and disciplines to provide an expansive view of education and learning. Above all, our hope is that students will acquire a genuine love for learning and the disciplined habits needed to guide them throughout their educational career and lives. Through our school community’s collaboration and support, we can “inspire, empower, and challenge” all students.