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Glendale's Best Kept Secret

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Founded in 1996, Challenge Charter School is a tuition free-National Blue Ribbon School and Arizona’s 1st TechSmart Kids coding school. CCS is a unique, supportive, and safe learning community where kids come first in all decision making!

Proven Success

Challenge Charter School is one of the nation’s first and consistently most successful elementary charter schools with over 25 years of proven success.

Civic Engagement

Challenge Charter School is committed to providing engaging and hands on instruction in Government, History, Law & Democracy integrated across subject areas in a way that students can relate to their own lives and perspective. 

Parent Testimonials

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” – Jane D. Hull

School Safety

Safety always comes first at Challenge Charter School! The measures taken to ensure student and employee safety are intentionally woven directly into the culture and priorities of the organization and all of our policies and procedures.


Challenge Charter School is proud to have been the first official Core Knowledge® school in the State of Arizona.  Core Knowledge® is “engaging, challenging, and content-rich” at the appropriate developmental level, and integrated across disciplines for a foundation that “promotes academic excellence for all learners, while remaining flexible enough” to meet individual needs

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