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Students holding 2017 aerospace champion awards
  • 2015 Greg & Pam Miller honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Education
  • 2014 Civic Engagement School of Excellence
  • 2014 & 2013 ADE AZ LEARNS “A” Ranked School
  • 2013, 2012 & 2011 AZ Business & Education Coalition Higher Performing School
  • 2013 & 2012 Title I Rewards School – AZ Dept. of Education
  • 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 2007, 2006, 2005 & 2004 ADE’s AZ LEARNS “Excelling School”
  • 2010 Microsoft Business Innovation Award
  • 2008 The Miller’s honored as ACSA’s Arizona Charter School Leaders of the Year
  • 2007 Greg Miller in top 1% of state principals (“Circle of Honor”)


2018- Challenge Charter School on 12 News Arizona Midday Challenge Charter School Helps Students Make the Grade

2017 – Challenge Charter School partners with the AZ Department of Agriculture to get hands-on taking math into the “real world”

2017 – Challenge Charter School’s Team R.A.C.E wins the 2017 Honeywell Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge

2016 – Challenge Charter School 3rd grade artists win competition: Valley Metro Transit Calendar features artwork from local students (Glendale Star)

2015 – AZ Charter Schools Association honors Greg & Pam Miller with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Education

2015 – CBS 5 News: Challenge Charter School puts a much higher percentage of their limited funds into the classrooms than most

2015 – Yahoo News: Junior Meteorologists give Ginger Zee a hand

2015 – ABC15: Glendale third-grader wins national contest to be Good Morning America’s kid forecaster

2015 – KTAR News: Glendale third-grader gives weather forecast on Good Morning America

2015 – Glendale Star: Glendale 3rd grader wins national contest to be Good Morning America’s Kid Forecaster

2015 – Glendale Star: Three Local Students are Valley Metro Art Winners

2014 – Arizona Parenting Magazine: Arizona Kids Give Back, Page 14

2014 – Arizona Central names Challenge as one of the West Valley’s TOP TEN charter schools.

2014 – Challenge Charter School was announced as an Arizona Civic Engagement School of Excellence for the 2013 -2014 school year!

2014 – Challenge Charter School Principal Wendy Miller joins forces with local leaders across the nation as part of CER Grassroots Advisory Board – GRAB

2014 – Challenge Charter School Board welcomes National Education Reform Expert Jeanne Allen

2013 – Challenge Charter School honored with State recognition as a School of Distinction in Civic Engagement

2013 – Glendale Star: CCS families fill Glendale City Council meeting to rally for school safety

2012 – Glendale Star: Challenge Team wins semi-finals: Honeywell Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge

2011 – Glendale Star: Kids Care Club celebrates ‘Make Your Mark Week’

2011 – Sun City Independent: Sprouts to Tout

2011 – Glendale Republic: Glendale firefighters honor 7-year-old who helped injured mom

2010 – Arizona Republic: Glendale school wins Honeywell Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge

2008 – Phoenix Business Journal: Greater Phoenix of Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Winner – in Response to Adversity

2008 – Phoenix Business Journal: Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Finalist

2007 – Arrowhead Ranch Independent: Challenge named CER National Charter School of the Year CER National Charter School of the Year Press Release

2007 – Glendale Star: Challenge Charter School honored by national group

2006 – Glendale Star: Greg Miller inducted into the Circle of Honor: Top 1% of Arizona Principals

2006 – Glendale Star: Greg Miller named one of 13 national school leaders who perform

2006 – Peoria Republic: 2nd-grader wins library-card art contest

2006 – The Glendale Republic: Caught in ‘Charlotte’s (worldwide) Web’

2005 – Senior Managing Partner of Stantec Engineering Joins Challenge Charter School Board of Directors

2005 – Arrowhead Ranch Independent: CCS raises $4,000 for Hurricane Katrina victims

2003 – Arizona Republic: Miller’s Vision Puts Kids First

2001 – Arrowhead Ranch Independent: Student’s patriotic idea creates action raising funds for families in crisis

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