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Exciting NEWS for the 2016-2017 School Year....


CCS has been rated the 4th best elementary school in Arizona on Niche K12:


Challenge also ranks in the top 1% of ALL schools as 25th on the SchoolDigger site:


Congratulations to CCS students, teachers, staff, and families for this outstanding accomplishment!


Keep up the good work! 


More good news...


Congratulations Mrs. Karen Torres, the new Challenge Charter School Assistant Principal! Myself and Mr. & Mrs. Miller are very excited to welcome Mrs. Torres to the Administrative Team and we look forward to working together in this new capacity to continue to provide the best possible educational opportunities and excellence in partnership with our community.


Mrs. Torres has been a valued member of the CCS Family for 13 years and brings unique talents and diversified experience to better the CCS Administration.


Mrs. Torres has over 27 years in education, 12 of those years here at CCS marveling CCS 6th graders with her passion for history and bringing the Core Knowledge curriculum to life daily in her classroom. She has been an exceptional Leader empowering other teachers as a Grade Coordinator in the 6th grade and also serving students and teachers across campus in many capacities as a Master Teacher since 2013.


She has diversified education, business, and counselling experience and has served as a Leader for Neighborhood Partners with the PSA. Partnering with Washington School District, she was able to mentor and direct students in need and assist them in building life skills for successful futures and strong family partnerships. Mrs. Torres holds her Bachelor of Arts from Arizona State University in History with a minor in Sociology, as well as a Masters in Counselling from the University of Phoenix.


We are all excited to see your kids soon and begin another magical year at Challenge Charter School! Thank you for choosing us and please don't miss the first SAC Meeting/ Coffee with the Principal this year on Friday, September 2nd at 8:45 am in the cafeteria. Refreshments will be served. 

 CCS Parent Celebrate 20 years!   

 Upcoming Events 

October 14th - Individual Student Photos

October 17th - Group Photo Day

October 19th - SOM Assembly:
                            4-6: 9am
                             1-3: 9:45am
                             KG: 10:30am

October 26th - SOM Lunch 11:30am

November 1st - NO SCHOOL, Staff In-service

November 2nd - Before / After Care & KG payments due

November 4th - SAC Meeting 8:45am, End of 1st Trimester

November 9th - SOM Assembly:
                                4-6 - 9am
                                 1-3 - 9:45am
                                 KG - 10:30am


November 10th - Report Cards go home

November 11th - NO SCHOOL, Holiday

November 14th - SOM Lunch 11:30am

November 18th - Turkey Trot

Week of November 21st - NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, November 30th - Lifetouch Photo re-take day





Lifetime Achievement Award Video

WOW!!!!   WOW!!!!  WOW!!!!


Challenge Charter School named the TOP Arizona elementary school on MSN!


Posted on MSN in National News this week: Challenge Charter School was identified as the TOP elementary school in Arizona by StartClass. Only ONE school per State received this prestigious identification across the country!


Their selection was based on a comprehensive combination of the following: Exam Passing Rates over an extended time period, School Environment, & Disciplinary Actions

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