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K-6
Public charter
Glendale, AZ
Students enrolled: 628
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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5801 West Greenbriar Drive
Glendale, AZ 85308

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(602) 938-5411
(602) 938-5393
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December 15, 2014
This school is one of the best! High standards with guidance for the children in excelling. They teach in a way that makes the children want to learn more. My children don't want to leave which speaks volumes in itself. One of my children has had some difficulties at times and both the teachers, principal, and board members have been supportive and encouraging and offered any sort of assistance needed when I inquired. I felt as if there was a teamwork effort to guide my child back in the right direction. Afterwards my child had such motivation to work harder to succeed! My children have been in tears when I brought up the possibility of changing schools before 6th grade to go to a 5-12 school. So we have been here since 1st and will go all the way through 6th. I am so thankful for being able to choose Challenge Charter School for my children and pray junior high and high will be just as great!

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2014
I love this school. My daughter has attended since Kindergarten and is now in the 4th grade. This is my son's second year as a first grader. This place is extremely organized, there is excellent communication with parents. Every teacher we have had has been professional, caring and truly gifted at inspiring a love of learning. This school is exactly what Charter schools should be and I truly wish they went all the way through high school.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2014
This school is wonderful! I pay attention to rankings because they can help show if a school as a whole is teaching the standards and how well students are retaining what they learned. This year Challenge is ranked 9th in the state on schooldiggers.com of more than 1000 state schools listed. This tells me the school is doing a great job of educating my children. I am proud of this school. The work brought home shows me my children receive a quality educational level far above the typical public school. The administration is doing a great job in providing what is in the best interest of the students and delivering a top quality educational experience!

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2014
This school is horrible. 3 out of 4 people on the "board" are mom, dad and daughter, Wendy. Wendy is also the principal! Don't waste taxpayer money with this school.

- submitted by a community member
May 23, 2014
I can t express enough how Amazing CCS has been for my child and our family. Not only do they offer the best education but they encourage and teach their students social responsibility through their Core Virtues . All of the values that as a parent I want my child to have. Unfortunately, they do not offer a middle or high school. But I highly recommend CCS to anyone looking for the greatest elementary school for their child.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2013
RAINY DAYS. when it rains kids wait outside with no shelter. I have picked my young kids soaked completely. The school has no shelters but that is no reason to expose kids to direct rain. OPTIONS???????? Maybe kids can wait in their classes for their parents to pick them up. Or wait in the cafeteria. SUGGESTIONS????? Also whats up with kids not wearing jackets to assemblies???? In this cold???? Some teachers are way too serious and terrify some kids. Not flexible and opereate like robots. Nice school but way too rigid. S.O.M is ridiculous..... I agree with the parent below. Has bad effect on the good kids who never get noticed. If your child is quiet, smart, not outgoing , he or she will be overlooked thru all grades.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2013
I miss Challenge Charter School. We moved out of the city and are at another 10 rated School. Challenge Charter School had done so much more for my kids. They mapped out everything that kept me and my kids and me engaged at all times. The staff at Challenge Charter School is so much more organized and really care about each student as individuals.They put in so much effort into preparing my kids for a well rounded, healthy future beyond compare. From constant notices sent home keeping parents in the loop on everything, to the monthly assemblies, to the wonderful school events, to the assigned projects, to the placement of students in each class according to their learning levels without making anyone feel singled out, to structuring the older grades in a way that prepares them for middle school and helping them transition into being independent and responsible without any stress is extraordinary. Even the after care was handled in a way that made my kids not want to come home after a long day. The new school doesn't even do half of these things. I look back in retrospect I wonder, how did they do it? What a wonderful experience my kids and I had that we may never get again.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2013
My sons are now in 6th and 7th after spending the last 4 years at Challenge Charter School. They are well prepared for middle school at the college preparatory school they currently attend. Challenge Charter School provided an exceptional education for both sons. I cannot praise them enough. Thank you to the entire school and their leadership. I am very appreciative and grateful for my sons to have attended this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2013
Kids will learn how to read, but not how to think. We've been at this school for 2 years now, and overall it's been a disappointment. I would not recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2013
I have been with the school since its inception and every year there is one or two people that have a need to refer to other possibliities other than Challenge, spread rummors of closing or ending a grade, etc. In 17 years as a school we have not bashed or slandered another school on Great schools. We are proud of our awards and our school. If you are a parent at Challenge you would know that our Blue Ribbon award can only be re-submitted for after 5 years,. The Blue Ribbon award is so hard to receive most schools in country never have the opportunity to win one. You seem to have missed or overlooked all the other wonderfful awards the school has had every year since then. By the way the Blue Ribbon award was witten and submitted by the current princapal. She is a wonderful writer and has worked for 11 years at the school. Has a Masters degree in business, and adores and respects HER families. With the 25% cut in funding over the last few years we are proud of the extra things and classes we still provide our students. " Respect is a two way opportunity".

- submitted by a teacher
April 30, 2013
Just think.. The board of the school is compose of 4 people, 3 from the same family(75%). The principal is the daughter of the founder. Everything is perfect until you are tired to have coffee with the principal and you actually want to talk about the school. In a charter school you are a "customer", because they are a "business". But you are not always right.. They will like to hold your kids there (especially if smart) like a credit card: high test score=more enrollment, more enrollment = more money. The teacher are doing a phenomenal job considering what the administration is asking to them. With privacy excuse parents can not talk or excange email. Try to organise a bithday.. No sport, no Spanish, no gifted program, unless you think that 3/4 times a month is a "program". Every award is from 2007(5 years later...) If you are afraid of a public school, have fun in this little kingdom but remember.. If you don't like the king(actually the Princess) you better run.. Luckily for you new possibility are opening this summer. Do you want help this school? Simple, a real professional Principal and a real board of director. No more "family", thanks.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2012
I would like to reply to the last post ; just two days ago my first grader wrote an entire journal entry. I have been a parent of this school for 6 years. All of the children are taught very detailed writing skills. It is not just a "fill in the blank kind of school".

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2012
If you want your child to learn how to fill in the blanks then this is the school for you. No actual writing is done at school. Any actual writing is done in the huge monthly projects sent home. They are a big part of the grade and so they can take credit for your kid learning so much at school. Your kid will be great at filling in those blanks and crossing out the wrong number! But they won't be able to actually do anything on their own - but AIMS doesn't require that anyway. You are better off finding a school that teaches the Spalding method, and Saxon or Singapor math.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2012
We are so grateful for this school. I am a teacher and came into the school with high expectations. Challenge has exceeded them all. The teachers are attentive and compassionate. I have had them offer to meet before school to help with misunderstood homework and call just to see how our children were doing. These teachers care. I have had the administratioin come and sit in on conferences just to make sure that we were comfortable with decisions that were being made. They took an interest in our struggling child. CCS has no problem removing teachers they feel are not meeting expectations. This is probably why some parents have mentioned teacher turn-over. I want teachers by "gift" and not by "profession." I am grateful that CCS is always working to hire and keep only the best. CCS has high standards for behavior. If you are a home where rules are suggestions, and character is NOT a priority, this school is NOT for you. They are trying to help parents raise well rounded and prepared students. My daughter's junior high principal commented that she likes to get CCS students because they are well prepared and well behaved! Now THAT is a great recommmend for a "Great School."

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2012
If you are looking for the best public education you can find in the area, look no further. They are serious about character education and the student's safety. Any kind of bullying is handled very strictly. Our two children have done very well here, one went K-6 and the other K-4 so far. It means a lot to me that I feel they are safe there. The campus is more secure than many I've seen and they have a well thought out emergency plan just in case.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2012
My gradson goes to Challenge. I am concerned about the review by the parent on 11.28.11. I have never seen any of the issues that they used in their personal attack. I belive that the students performance speaks with much authority than their complaints. AIMS scores; County & State science fairs awards; state wide science compitition (top 2%): AIMS Math school wide is @ 94%; AIMS Science is @ 96%; Great Schools own score of 10 based on student academic performance all speak w/authority rather than disapointment about something their child did or didn't do that required administrative interaction. My gradson has always been a great kid (yes I am prejudice) but he didn't always love learning as he does now.

- submitted by a community member
November 28, 2011
I have been a CCS parent for many years. We dedicated our time and money to a once prosperous school. Over the past years we saw programs being removed and not replaced due to funding. No improvements have been made and frankly we were tired of them begging for money with no new prospects of adding back any of the lost programs. I had heard from other frustrated parents their story of insane treatment by the Principal. I stuck up for her. But then I guess it was my family's turn to experience her irrational behavior. The excellent teachers we had all left. A few remain however the teacher turnover is extremely high. Before considering any school, ask questions, consider why this school can't keep teachers around. This school has an awesome kindergarten program but after that good luck. You would be surprised how far behind they can be in other schools. We chose to pull our child this year because the education at CCS wasn't challenging. CCS is behind the times and slow to teach math at grade level. There is no foreign language and there are no science experiments. How can you teach science without hands on experience? As I said before the math is weak too. Good luck!

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2011
My son recently enrolled in this school and after a brief adjustment period, he is adapting nicely to the challenging curriculum. I appreciate that while the kids are very busy during the school day, they don't have a ton of homework each night. My son understands that while in school he needs to pay attention and learn-when he gets home he can relax and play after homework. There seems to be a lot of play during the day at most other schools and not enough learning. Keep up the great work CCS.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2011
I have had my kids at CCS for many years. I was suprised by the past few reviews. I have found the Millers to be consistent and very committed. Everyone occassionally faces a frustration with their child's school and I've had a few but would never use personal attacks to vent them. I chose a charter school and I pay close attention to the rankings. I found on school digger that CCS is the 7th best Elementary School in Arizona this year. My kids have never been head of the class or the "smartest' and CCS has given them extra help and they have grown a lot. I'm happy with the education they are getting.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2011
I agree. This "family" run school is not good anymore. yanked my kid out this year and placed them in a different school where the students and parents are not treated as cash cows. It was good when they had fewer students, but when the state started reducing funding, they "family" decided on larger class sizes so the "family" could maintain their salaries and give themselves raises. Plus on top of that, the principal and her mom both smoke and constantly reek of cigarettes.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2011
This school lacks warmth. This school is family run, the principal is the daughter of the founders. It is politically and money driven. Kids are taught only to take tests and be competitive. There is a large amount of favoritism shown to the "smartest" kids in the school with very little tolerance for individualism. The uniforms are ridiculously expensive due to only being able to buy them at a uniform company that has only one location in the whole metro area. There are very few extracurricular activities and all "specials" are held on one day of the week rather than spread out. Teacher to student ratio is way too high. One teacher can not possibly control 28 or 30 kids. The first few years our child was there were good due to the small environment and emphasis on "core values". It is unfortunate that there is not more warmth from the teachers and office personnel. While the curriculum is good and very advanced, for the average child there will be a huge culture shock when they hit public middle school. It took a year of debate on our part...our child now goes to a much more tolerant school that also teaches core values and welcomes diversity and ALL CHILDREN.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2011
I'm a parent with a five year history at Challenge. I feel fortunate to have both my children attend because their mission is to actualize the potential in these kids. My kids both attended charter schools previous to enrolling in Challenge, and made huge gains with the transition. My son is very bright, but needed discipline and more challenging work to flourish. He performs great in a structured, well- planned learning environment and is motivated by the rewards allowed by the school for good behavior and results. My daughter is extremely artistic and easily distracted, but Challenge kept her focused with the curriculm's hands-on learning and cognitive discussions. My only constructive critique is that administraion secretary's in the office be friendlier and personable(a great school should have great personalities who service the parents and students)...but certainly a meager and selfish price to pay when your kids are learning above and beyond the majority of other students at other schools.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2011
The teachers at this school are top notch. The students are very well disciplined and behaved compared to most public schools. Academics are top of the valley, they are Excelling (state designation) and have received national awards. BUT the administration that runs the school can be unprofessional. One yelled at me in the past and recently yelled at my best friend because her daughter was talking in class. I was with Challenge for TEN years with my two kids. My daughter was there from Kindergarten thru 6th grade, and is honors in H.S. now. My son is going to a new school in the fall. It was time for some change. If you choose this school, beware of the administration and be prepared to pay a ton for their required, specific uniforms that don't hold up at all.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2011
I like this school. Teachers are really helpful.Mrs owens is best teacher we are really happy the way she help to my daughter.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2011
I am a former teacher of Challenge and decided to leave my position there so that I could be a stay at home mom to my beautiful boys. Time has gone by so fast that now my son will be entering Pre-K and I am already thinking of Kindergarten. With all honesty and sincerity I can tell you that I would not want my child to go to any other school, but Challenge. I don't live close to challenge, but am willing to make the trip every morning so that my children receive the BEST educational experience. I know it can be overwhelming reading the reviews and looking at so many schools, but if you are not willing to compromise for anything less than the best, then send your children to Challenge. I with out a doubt will be.

- submitted by a community member
January 12, 2011
Challenge Charter School's staff is unprofessional and unorganized. Instead of owning up to mistakes, the staff uses excuses as the reason for unacceptable behaviors. For example, this school holds an annual "Meet the Teacher night" where I provided hand written instructions on my children's after school routine. I expected them to be followed, however my childcare provider advised me that the staff refused to allow my children to board the childcare bus and instead my children were placed on the school bus headed to a bus stop where me nor my husband were. Scary!!! When my husband faced the staff about the situation, we were told that the teachers have too many responsibilities after school and that they tried to call me when the childcare company arrived but they could get ahold of me. That response and what occurred is absolutely unacceptable. Please don't believe the hype about this school.

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2010
This school has too much turnover in teachers. My kid had three different teachers for one class. The school doesn't work with the teachers to improve their performance, instead, just fires them and hires someone else.

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2010
Please ensure that when you make a decision to enroll your child into any school that you make a well balance decision between your child's education and the values the school instills in your child that will shape your childs self development. While Challenge Charter School has a education program that is above school level, the methods the staff embraces to prepare schools for children (As they say) is not ideal. In other words, Challenge Charter School does not believe in the principle of teaching children to have successful interactions with each other. Instead the staff embraces a philosophy of punishing students and giving them several rules that they will naturally break as children. The lack of grace in this school system encourages inappropriate behavior. How a child views themselves regardless of what they know (education) will shape what they think of themselves and how they interact with others beyond their school years. Choose wisely!

- submitted by a community member
December 01, 2010
I understand everyones concerns about the uniforms and there cost, but in reality lets stop complaining and start focusing on our child's education. My two children attend CCS and I am proud to say that there fundementals in teaching are awsome. CCS also ofers an outstanding core program ,which I have notice a signaficant change in our children's characters. One is the Pledge of Respect and so on.... I am first to say, if you are not content with CCS Curriculum, then plesase do yourself a favor and enroll your child back into a Public School. Where your child will definetly learn about the public school settings. Examples, boys wearing earings, boys wearing skinny jeans and even coloring there hair. Can you handle that. I know that I can't. CCS keep up the great work with our children. Principle Miller keep up your excellent work in eduacating our children. Teacher you are all doing an awsome job. Thank you for teaching our children .............................................................................

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2010
Our daughter attended CCS for Kinder and 1st grade. It was recommended for her to repeat 1st grade, even though she was getting good grades in every subject except for Language, which she does require additional speech support. The teacher felt she took up too much time in class to re explain missed information to my daughter (her receptive speech issues). We moved to a new city which had excelling public schools and decided to have her tested. Funny thing... she was reading at reading level for early 2nd grade and placement test showed this is where she should be. We put her in 2nd grade last yr and she did GREAT! They had accommodations for her in class to HELP her with retaining information when first explained. Now she is starting 3rd grade, a happy secure stress free child! What a shame it would have been to hold her back.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2010
CCS is a wonderful K-6 grade school! My 2 kids - one in 1st grade and the other in 3rd grade, both enjoy learning in school. They love going to CCS because they enjoy the curriculum that's being taught there and the teachers are great! I'm glad that I've found a school that challenges my kids to excel!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
The staff is great!! Nurturing, caring, and all the teachers are there to help each student not only those in their class. Administration really cares and will help your child succeed to the best of their abilities!

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2010
My 2 children are excelling beyond my wildest expectations at Challenge! They are excited about school and the AIMS testing. Whoever heard of a kindergarter talking about how much fun he had taking the AIMS test and how good he felt that he could read all the questions on the test all by himself. I'm very happy with CCS and its superior administration that keeps a smooth running ship. The teachers are the most caring and best I have ever known. The education is priceless.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2010
My children have attended this school for three years. I will not be bringing them back next year thanks to the administration of the school.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2010
Our children love Challenge Charter School. We believe the teachers here are the best in the area. They make learning fun and the kids come home excited to tell us about their day. The school does challenge their minds and the homework is real homework. Wendy Miller is an excellent principal. It's wonderful to see her involved with the special activities.The teachers are on board with Wendy and the team atmosphere shines with the academic achievements these kids are accomplishing. Thank you Challenge for giving us the peace of mind that our children are getting an education that will last a lifetime. As for the uniforms. They still look great even after a whole year of washing. They have withstood the test and in the end we saved money!

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 23, 2010
I love the teachers at CCS. My children love them!

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 19, 2009
This school really takes education seriously, they teach the kids by logical, critical thinking. They do not just pass your kid along to the next grade if does poorly, like other schools in AZ. Challenge reminds me of the east coast school, creating intelligent future leaders.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2009
This is the best school in the Valley. My daughter would go there 7 days a week , if she could. For those students that are lucky enough to have Ms. Propp for second grade, you will excell! Ms.Propp is the best teacher my daughter has ever had. Now if Ms. Miller would have Ms. Propp teach 3rd grade this year and move her up every year until my daughter is done with 6th grade , I would be thrilled.She is the best and nicest teacher, the school should be very proud of the job she is doing. As far as the rest of the teachers go, they are tops. Keep up the good work, great school, great staff!

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2009
We researched a lot of schools when we decided to move our boys and we thought Challenge was superior, however our older son, who went to a different school for kindergarten, was reading books by the 2nd month of kindergarten and our younger son, who went to Challenge for kindergarten, didn't start reading books until the summer after kindergarten. Challenge doesn't use the spalding method of phonograms and I believe this is why it took my younger son longer to read. We have now moved to a school that does use the spalding method and I'm so glad. Also, although Challenge saya they challenge students who excel..they really don't. At my son's other school he was moved to a higher grade level when studying reading & math, but at Challenge they are just given projects to do. I was disappointed in Challenge.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
Up til this year we have really enjoyed CCS. We are starting to feel a little concerned about our child's lower grades this year. Also wondering if more opportunity may exist in a public school in regard to physical educations, music, art, and other extracirricular activities. I know CCS is very academically driven, which is good, but also wonder if the concern is more about the kids and making sure they comprehend, or about getting awards. We are not sure how we feel about the daughter of the founders of the school being placed as Principal. The uniform policy is ultra annoying and expensive. We are only 2 months in to this year and have already spent $300 in uniforms. CCS has many strong points, but we are questioning whether we will be back next year at this point. Very anxious to see our child's report card. Time will tell.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
This school is great, I am very happy that my kid is going to this school. 10 stars for the quality of teachers, study material etc. etc. But I am very disappointed on the management action on the new Uniform policy. The Uniform decision was shoved into the throats of parents and kids. Parents views were ignored. Parents are suffering due to the low quality, high cost of the uniforms. Hoping that the school management will seriously reconsider this policy and take some swift action.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2009
We love this school! My husband and I are proud to say that our kids (2nd and K) attend here. As parents we have choices and as adults we choose which will work in our budget and family dynamics. The curriculum at CCS is challenging but very rewarding. The kids thrive there. Any one walking their kids to class can see it. It's a shame that the kids do hear parents complaining about uniforms or whatever. All a child should hear is confirmation - especially about teachers and school who should be respected for their outstanding results. We as parents receive much more than we put in. I had a minor problem with the logo sticking on the shirt and the school and Dennis were very accommodating and quickly resolved it nicely. Good job!

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2009
Dear CCS Parents, My two children have been at CCS for 5 years now. I could not be happier with the academics and the quality of the teachers. Yes, extra-curricular activities are scares, but we take advantage of whatever is available. On that note, please realize that CCS is grossly underfunded. If every parent took advantage of the tax credit -which is of no cost to you, but brings funds to the school - I am confident that the school's leadership would consider expanding Spanish, music, arts and more. The Millers really have the kids best interest at heart. To those who are unhappy with the new uniform policy ... I have to be honest, I was not thrilled with it either. I am now paying twice as much for uniforms than before. Please recognize that you have the option to send your children to your own district's public schools.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2009
This is the 6th year our son has attended CCS. The academics and teachers are great. The extracurricular activities are pretty scarce. A music program was instituted this year, but now there's no foreign language offered. The computer club no longer exists, either. The facilities are kept in excellent condition. As for parental involvement, I have spent many hours in the classrooms volunteering. The parents are treated with respect. Because this school is privately owned, the administrators do call the shots. It does limit the say of parents. I'm not happy with the decision about the uniforms coming from one source, either, but we decided that the fine academics override the overpriced uniforms. The administrators have the best interests of our children at heart. My son loves it there and is thriving. He's getting a top-notch education with lots of encouragement, and it's all in a safe environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 19, 2009
My kids have been attending CCS for the last 5 years and they have been very happy here. I have also been impressed with CCS for several reasons. Just a few months into Kindergarten and they are all reading, kids that I know from other schools were way behind them. They do presentations right from the start so they never learn to be anxious. The kids are also taught about character and as a parent that is very important to me. Every teacher that my kids have had have been great. I think that a uniform policy should have nothing to do with the way that a parent rates a school and all of the nasty reviews are just from people who are upset about that. I spent an extra $150 this year, my kids are worth it... JV

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2009
Challenge Charter school is a phenomenal school. My family has been a part of this school for 8 years and we love it. This year has been a year of change and nobody likes change. But when it comes down to what's important, oue kids are recieving a top-notch education at a school where the staff and administration take the time to get to know them and take an interest in the entire family. I look forward to this upcoming year and many years to come.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2009
My children have been attending CCS for the past 5 years. The education is fabulous. The teachers are excellent!!!!Miss Owens is a fabulous Kindergarten teachers. My children have loved all their teachers and have been given an amazing start. This past year I have been fustrated with changes in the school. I don't think that with the status of our economy thast this is the time to create the this type of financial burden. If this was my only complaint I would gladly find the funds to pay more the $400 for 5 shirts and 5 bottoms for my two children, however I feel that the integrity of the schools leadership has been compomised. The school seems to be more concerned with winning awards than with the performance of the individual child. This leaves me questioning whether to re-enroll or not. Very sad!

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2009
Lastnight my 6 year old read a chapter book to me. I find this an amazing accomplishment considering a year and a half ago she did not read at all. Challenge really is a wonderful school with amazing teachers and I am so happy I was lucky enough to find it. That said, I am have to agree with most of the comments hear about the new uniform policy. I had already bought uniforms for next year when they were on clearnace, now I have to buy a whole other set at at least 3 times the price. I will do it because I love this school, but it's really going to hurt my budget. I feel for parents with mulitple children in the school. I'm sure many are in the same boat as me, make too much to qualify for free uniforms, but still barely getting by.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2009
My oldest daughter had a wonderful experience and so far my middle child is thriving and excelling at CCS. I have never had any problems with the teachers, adhering to school policies, and the administration. As a single working mother of three, it saddens me to see that CCS has decided to finalize its decision with using one source for uniforms. While I completely understand what administration is trying to accomplish, the uniforms are far too expensive. Other parents have said that if their child was attending a public school, they would mostly likely spend the same amount of money. I beg to differ! In this day and age...with the country's economy declining, I find myself and many others being wiser and more frugal in all aspects of spending. There must be a better way! We should not have to sacrifice a good education due to expense. How sad

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2009
I have a daughter that attends Challenge and have to say that it is on of the best schools I have ever been involved with. The education that goes on in the classroom is second to none. My daughter is excited each time she gets to do a project for school. Challenge is more than an educational institution though. There are many things that the school has done for so many families that go unnoticed. My sister has a daughter who is at Challenge as well and has been sick recently. The school made sure to ask how she was doing and cared enough to find out how they could help out. Challenge is and incredible educational institution and has a staff and administration that cares about the students and their families. Thank you so much for all that you do for our families. It really does make a difference.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2009
My children have been going to CCS for many years now, and we could not be happier!! The Miller's take a personal interest in every student that attents their school. And there have been times when money has been tight and the Miller's have given my children free uniforms and school supplies, without even blinking and eye!!! Not to mention the top notch education they are getting. My children are reading and writting at a much more advance level than their friends that attent other public, private, and charters schools. CCS could change the uniform policy every year and my children will always return because of the Miller's and the great education!! To everybody that does not like the new policy remember it is YOUR choice where your children go to school!!!! If you don't like it, go to a different school! I am sick of my children hearing you complain!

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2009
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- submitted by a student
February 26, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2009
I love this school! It has done wonders for my child and her development.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2009
I have to agree with those parents who are NOT thrilled with the new uniforms for the upcoming school year. I beg for the staff at CCS reconsider. How about a compromise...we'll buy the shirts you want, and the pants where we can find them cheaper. You have to remember we buy shorts for the begining of the year, pants a few months later and shorts again come March (because our kids have outgrown the ones from the before). I was unable to attend the SAC meeting last week to know what was said about this proposal but I don't see a problem with it. If the school can meet the parents half way I think there will be many less complaints. And to those parents who are giving a bad rating for the school overall based on the uniform change, shame on you! CCS is a great school!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 23, 2009
I consider it a privilege to have my daughter attend this school. The academics are top notch and the teachers/administration involved and caring. There is emphasis on citizenship and community involvement that I have not seen in other programs. I highly recommend this school. - Shawn Patterson

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February 17, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2009
This is a wonderful school!! This is coming from a mom who has homeschooled for the past 5 years. This year I decided to have my two boys--(10 and 5) to go to 'regular' school. I was exhausted and my oldest refused to learn from me, he refused to read, write, and pay attention...and I'm not a dictator kind of mom :) What this school has given my family is the joy in learning new things, fulfilment, a safe environment, and a great way to meet other like-minded parents. My oldest, in the past 4 months has gotten a compassion award, and is reading way beyond what he was doing at home. They treat each child as unique and address each specific issue. Never once have I gotten the vibe that it all for 'test scores' but rather for my child!! Who could ask for a better place!?!

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 13, 2009
I agree with the parent who posted that this is bad timing to implement the new uniform policy. We are all struggling to make ends meet. This is not the time to ask us to spend more money on uniforms. Wait until the end of the recession or at least modify the policy, so that we will still be able to buy uniforms at a lower cost. It is my hope that they reconsider due to the financial impact it will have on so many.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2009
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February 08, 2009
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February 06, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2009
We are thrilled with this school. This is a school of choice; you can and should choose another if you are not thrilled. Teaching how to test is part of all schools in America these days; so do not kid yourself. However, the teaching here is so much more. What about the discipline program that is consistant, and based on core virtues that are studied? How awsome! The core knowledge curriculum is outstanding; my childs knowledge of history, science, reading & math theory just in 1st grade is so far ahead of his peers. You can provide toys at home. And YOU should be teaching at home, supporting homework, and practicing the values. Elementary school prepares for a future where your child can choose what they learn, now they need the basics so they can make good choices later on!

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2009
If you only care about test scores then this is the school for you. Your child may not know how to read or write but will coached over and over for the AIMS and TerraNova tests so the school receives high ratings. Sad.

- submitted by a community member
January 18, 2009
There is no doubt that the small size of the school, it's location, and enclosed campus, helped me feel comfortable initially sending my child to Challenge. I have to admit over the last two years, I have been disappointed. My child has 3 to 5 major tests every Friday. Teachers continually give practice AIMS tests. There is so much emphasis on tests that my daughter actually became ill during the TerraNova last year, because she said 'If I don't do well, I'm letting my school down.' I really think there is way too much emphasis on tests. And not enough emphasis in the 'joy' of learning.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2008
This is my grandson's 2nd year at CCS. His parents and I are extremely happy with the teachers and the curriculum. My grandson enjoys school very much and is learning beyond our expectations. This truly is an excelling school in every way.

- submitted by a community member
October 30, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2008
My daughter loves CCS and so do I!!! I have found the teachers to be caring and capable (but not coddling) and the new principal to be responsive and approachable. It is quite easy to go on a website and anonymously vent your frustrations - you can say whatever you want with no consequences! If you are unhappy with the teachers, leadership, and/or policy at CCS, you should withdraw your child and find another school that better suits them -there are A lot of children on the waiting list that would be thrilled to get the chance to attend CCS!

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2008
I am amazed at some of the recent reviews from parents. My daughter is in 6th grade and has been at CCS all her school life. My son is in 7th grade and spent K-6 at CCS. CCS provides positive reinforcement to children. Parents that want their children praised just for trying are raising wimps. In life, it is expected of you to try. You don't get rewarded for trying. If you are at a job, if you do not produce, you are gone. Failure is part of life, and children need to learn early this fact. The nurturing is provided at home. It is not the teacher's job to be the care taker/nurturing parent. The teacher is there to teach and start showing kids what they are going to be facing in real life. CCS teachers as a whole, do great!

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August 10, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2008
Both my daughters were in this school, one has now graduated and the other will start 6th (final) grade in August and considering it a lucky day we found the school - I wish they had joined the school earlier and could stay longer The Principal (Mr Miller), Vice Principal (Ms Wendy Miller) and Teaching staff are passionate about their work and all of the children. Its a wonderful environment. This is a great place to learn and to be a kid!

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2008
My Daughter has been attending CCS since kindergarten and is now in 3rd grade this year. She has had excellent teachers all 4 years, and continues to still have relationships with them all.The teachers are great! My Daughter expresses that she has had a wonderful time at this school. The level of education is exceptional and my daughter has always had straight A's to prove it. This year she is in Advanced scholars for her reading and writing. I am also very pleased with the staff's concearn for saftey and the 'no bully' policy! We love CCS!To top it all off this year CCS won the Blue Ribbon Award! Hats off to everone at CCS!

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2008
CCS is a very good school. My son looks forward to go to the school every single day. He loves his teachers, his friends, his principal. We are very pleased with this school. He is learning so much. I am very happy with the school timings.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2008
I am so glad I found Challenge Charter. My son has had the best experience and education that I could ever hope for. My son has learned so much and has had so much fun. His teacher, Ms. Owens, has created her classroom into a learning zone that is warm and friendly. The Kindergarten students know that this is a place to learn, but that learning is fun and rewarding. I can't thank the Kindergarten teachers enough for making my son's 1st year of school such a happy and educational experience.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2007
I am an old student of Challenge Charter, and I really have to say that CCS gave me the best education I could ever get. Their education took me to the Regional Spelling Bee. I recently went and passed 7th grade thinking, 'Hey, I already knew ALL of the stuff I had learned at my last year at CCS. I am really thankful for my education here, as I know it will give me so much headway in life. I am going into 8th grade right now, and I'm still stuck thinking... 'Will I know all of the things in this grade too???' Well... anyways, I rate this school a 10/10 because of the treatment, the education, and the pure and simple fun I had at CCS. I recommend it to everyone.

- submitted by a student
July 18, 2007
My daughter has been attending challenge since 1st grade and this year will be in 4th. She gets a great education from a staff dedicated to just that. The structure in the academics and citizenship is second to none. I admire the dedication the miller family has for the process of core knowledge and look forward to another great year

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2007
My son went to Challenge last year and we are absolutely happy with all the help and excellent teaching enviroment. They also took the class to six field trips and the 'hands on' learning really shows on an everyday basis. We are sending two of our kids this year!

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2007
I love CCS! My daughter goes to Kindergarten and has excelled beyond my expectations. The teaching staff continues to make sure that she is 'challenged' so she won't get bored with her studies. She absolutely loves 'Specials Day' and enjoys learning about Spanish, Art, Computers and PE. Her reading skills at her age are awesome! Even my youngest daughter has taken an interest in reading now and looks forward in the Fall to being a 'Pirate'! I also love the fact that the older students (5th/6th graders) get involved with mentoring the younger grades. Many thanks to the teachers, staff and the principal for being understanding and available to the parents when we need to vent our issues!

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April 23, 2007
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April 23, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2006
This school has good test scores and a lot of good thing that can be said about,but the school work is not grade level. They worry more about keeping their big name than helping with learning problem kids.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2006
Challenge is an amazing school. My son is finishing his Kindergarten year and has excelled beyond our expectations. The teachers teach to every student not just one group, they give extra work to the advanced students while taking the time to work with the ones a little bit behind. Challenge gives the kids a rounded education. Every subject is important and the kids are learning music, spanish, art and even charater traits. I can not say enough good things about Challenge. This school teaches kids with an iron fist and a hug something that is missing in many of today's public schools. If you truly want the best education for your student this school is the best hands down.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2006
This school has been great! I have two very different children and yet the curriculum and teachers have allowed each of them to shine in their own ways. I look forward to seeing the great things that my third will do.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2006
My child has attended Challenge since Kidnergarten, he is now in the fifth grade. I really love this school. The principal makes himself available to the parents and is very understanding. The entire school loves kids and it shows. Acidemically my son has had some struggles but this is not a reflextion of the teachers or acedemics offered at Challenge. My son has ADD and the teachers have always been willing to work with myself and my son to highten his success. This is an excelling school and is a challenging school. If acedemics are important to you this is where you will want to send your child. I do wish there were more extra-curricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2006
I have agonized over my children's school placement, and after one academic year, I am convinced that I have made the best possible choice. One of my sons attended kindergarten in a Blue Ribbon, excelling AZ State public elementary school. At the end of the school-year, they had finished learning the ABCs and learned to count to 100. That was it. My younger son is now finishing kindergarten at Challenge Charter School. He is reading small books and does single digit addition and subtraction. My first grader has just finished reading Charlotte's Web. He is learning about magnetism, the world's oceans and landmasses and climates. The basic reading/writing/math instructions at this school are obviously superior. The science and Spanish are absolutely unparalleled! With the foundation Challenge is laying, my children will no doubt succeed in our world of growing expectations. Thank you to the Staff and the Millers!

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2006
Challenge Charter School is an excellent school and deserves its 'Excelling' rating. My daughter attended kindergarten there this year. By the middle of the year she was reading at a first grade level. She loves going to school everyday and is learning not only language arts and math but science and social studies as well.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2006
I am a teacher at Challenge Charter School and have been for three years. This school, like any other business, has undergone staff changes over those years, and the new staff just keeps getting better and better. I enjoy teaching here and don't have any plans to leave. The families are dedicated and loyal and so is the staff. Our curriculum is challenging and the teachers expect a lot from the students. If you are looking for a school that will challenge your kids and welcome your involvement, it's Challenge Charter.

- submitted by a teacher
February 24, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2006
The academic programs are solid. There are no sports and limited extracurricular activites.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
January 06, 2006
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December 15, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2005
This is a wonderful Charter school in Arizona. Charter school often get a bad reputation, but this one is wonderful. Principals and teachers genuinely care about students and the inportance of their education. This is is an official Core Knowledge School...which is a terrific advanced ciriculum!

- submitted by a teacher
September 07, 2005
I have to admit I thought this school would be good for my child but the teachers lack of compassion and understanding is outrageous. I can't believe that a teacher would rather fail a child then help them where they are lacking. The office staff leaves something to be desired they were the rudest people I have ever talked to not to mention the lack of commincation in that office. Oh and if you are a divorced spouse trying to be involved in your childs learning forget that they are absolutly no help. So no I would recommend this school unless you want your child to have no manners, behavriol problems, and learning issues......

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2005
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August 21, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2005
The academics at Challenge are incredible, but the music and foreign language programs don't exist for the higher grades at all, and now they have no art, either. We are very disappointed that our children have no art, music, or foreign language education at Challenge.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2005
My 2 Children and both of my Nephews attended for a total of 4 years.My soon to be 4th grader has been behind in math since 1st grade.We were unable to afford a tutor and unfortunately Challenge did not offer any help with his academics.He is now going to start at a new school that will not just pass him through to the next grade causing him to be farther behind his fellow classmates.I was not pleased with the leadership of the principal.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2005
This school follows the Core Knowledge curriculum, providing a well-rounded education. They also handled my 7 year old son, who is high in ADHD and Oppositional Defiant Disorder, with calm and consistent discipline. Unlike many schools, it provided bus transportation, provided the parent could get the child to the bus stop. Overall, a positive experience.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2005
Awesome curriculum! My son got a better education at Challenge than anywhere we could have sent him. Accolades to the faculty and staff!!

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2005
Challenge Charter School uses an excellent curriculumn called Core Knowledge, where the children get more of a wholistic education (including geograph and history). It is also very well managed and professionally run. It is managed better than a number of for profit companies I know. The Millers ( who managed the school) have high ethical standards and really care about the well being of the children. The school teachers and staff are very responsive to the needs the children and the parents. On many occasions, I have written notes asking for clarity on a matter or an additional receipt and they readily respond. Not only are the academics great, but they also really embrace and kid for the children. Everyone (including the janitorial and the Before/After Care staff)at the school really cares about the well being of each and every child. That makes a big difference in a child's response to learning!

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2005
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June 16, 2005
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June 16, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2005
There are positive and negative qualities about this school. Positive: The VETERAN teachers at Challenge Charter School are outstanding. Negative: The teachers do not seem to be supported by their administration. Negative: There seems to be a high turnover rate among teachers. Positive: The Core Knowledge curriculum is fantastic for kids. Positive: The kids at the school are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2005
Kids learn a lot at this school. Good curriculum. Unfortunately there is a high teacher turnover - not sure why...?

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May 21, 2005
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May 11, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2005
great school. academics is great.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2005
Our daughter was enrolled in Challenge for Kindergarten and half of first grade. This is an EXCELLENT school and we very reluctantly transferred her (we moved further west and the commute was too long). Our daughter loved going to school at Challenge; she is pretty bright and her teachers were always supportive of her, encouraging her reading and math skills, and giving her extra homework if she wanted. If we ever had a concern or question the teachers and administration were accessible and willing to work with us. We were happy with the level of security at the school, and the kids seemed pretty well disciplined. We also liked the school's uniform and environmental policy (non-toxics used in cleaning and building materials, no perfume/cologne on campus). They offered plenty of extra-curricular activities. Parents were fairly involved, probably more so than the average school.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
February 25, 2005
My daughter is excited about learning now and tells me about the cultures, literature, and science she is discovering, whereas her attitude before was basically, 'If they aren't letting me color and draw, then it's too hard.' She moves at her own pace and gets extra 'fun' (more difficult) activities in areas where she excels, and for every hole in her expensive private-school kindergarten education her teacher was more than willing to spend extra time with me and with her to get her caught up. Her entire attitude has completely reversed in terms of her willingness to work hard and meet the challenges she's given; instead of doing the bare minimum expected of her every day, she gets her required work done and begs for more. We are thrilled with the school and their willingness to go the extra mile for the kids, and feel lucky to have our children there.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2005
Our daughter is enrolled in Kindergarten at Challenge Charter School. We did guite a bit of research on greatschools.org as well as talking to other parents of elementary school children before choosing Challenge Charter. Our daughter had gone to a full-day Montessori School for two years before kindergarten and was reading and doing math problems. So naturally we wanted a school that would challenge our daughter and we have not been disappointed. She gets one-on-one time with her teacher or a teacher aide to practice her reading and takes first grade math tests. We have recommended Challenge Charter to other parents and continue to do so. The Principal (Mr. Miller) really cares about the kids and it shows.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2005
As a parent who is pursuing their Masters in Education I was very disappointed by this school despite their high scores. My child had five different teachers in one year. When my child entered the school her scores on the stanford nines were off the chart, she is now spending her next year at a new school getting back up to speed. Adjusting to so many different teachers in one year really put her at a disadvantage. My child is now attending a gifted program at her current school and thriving in reading, once again her love for learning has returned, she lost that love at Challenge Cahrter school. Pulling my child out of this school was the best decision I made regarding her education and future.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2005
If you are looking for a school where all teachers are valued and have longetivity, this is not the school for you.

- submitted by a teacher
January 22, 2005
We are in our 5th year at CCS and have been extremely pleased. The education is well-rounded and the students are always encouraged to participate in any area beyond the 'normal' studies. Our oldest has gone from being shy and unsure of herself, to having the confidence to help younger students, create presentations for assemblies and give daily announcements. We truly feel the children come first and will leave the school with the necessary tools to continue higher education.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2005
I have had both my kids enrolled at Challenge for five years now. I am distressed because I now have to look for a 7th grade. Of the 5 (Ms Cambra had my daughter twice and my son once. Ms. Steggie had my daughter and son)eduacators that have enriched these kids, I was only displeased with one. I am happy with the parent envolvment. I am thrilled with the monthly family nights. I feel that the school is focused scholastically and wants the kids to succeed. I like the Core Knowledge Curriculum, and really enjoy the science fairs and the opportunites to learn and grow.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2005
I have been a student at Challenge for 5 years. I really like the teachers. They are kind, and they help out their students as much as possible. But, I do not like the schools clothing policies. I think they are too strict. My mom adores them. The socks can not be ackle socks. They have to be a certain height, and I believe that it is very rediculus. I have learned a ton at this school. I wish that they had more afordable extra curicular activities though.

- submitted by a student
December 23, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2004
The curriculum is wonderful! My son has been at Challenge Charter School since kindergarten. He's been tested gifted by the state of AZ. Although the school does not have a gifted program per se, he has been kept challenged throughout his school career there.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2004
I think the school is great! I'm a student at Challenge and have learned a lot since kindergarten. I wish it went up to 7th and 8th grade like before.

- submitted by a student
October 24, 2004
When we moved to the area 5 yrs. ago I was concerned with finding a school that provided quality education. After weeks of searching, we decided to try Challenge Charter. I am happy to say this has been one of the best decisions we've made. The quality of education is excellent. The environment is great. The teachers are caring and are always willing to go that extra mile to help your child succeed. Parent involvement is encouraged and the safety and discipline of the children is a priority. Children are recognized monthly for their efforts in a school assembly. The principal and his staff are great, they truely understand what it takes to help children reach success. Their leadership and dedication is obvious and that is what makes Challenge Charter School such a great school.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2004
As with any school, there are good and bad points. Students who tend to learn fast and easy will do really well. Students who may need a little more attention or help, will not do well. Special Education programs need to be revamped as they are not following state mandated rules. The curriculum is above average and the hands on approach really engages students to learn more. Some teachers know the priority is on teaching and communication with parents, some are more worried about socks, hair color, and food brought on campus. Discipline is enforced, this is wonderful! Need extracurricular activities everyone can attend as not everyone can afford what little they do offer.

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October 04, 2004
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August 05, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2004
Challenge has been the most positive experience of my childrens education to date. I have 3 children who have gone to challenge one of my kids was very behind when she started challenge and caught up 3 yrs. worth of learning in 1 year. She never felt stressed out either, always positive.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2004
Challenge Charter School is by far the best elementary school in Arizona! The teachers are outstanding and Mr. & Mrs. Miller (co-founders) are amazing with the students and running the school. My child is learning things I didn't know until high school. I recommend this school to any parent who is interested in providing their child with the best education Arizona can offer. You won't regret it.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2004
Good school great principal and staff!

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2004
Challenge Charter is fantastic. My daughter is learning a ton in kindergarten. I am looking forward to sending here there to 1st grade and sending my other children to Challendge when they are of age. The only thing I wish they had more of was Sports Activites, ect. They have after school dance, gymnastics, chess and drama.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2004
My daughter has attended this school for the past 5 years and we have never had a problem. This year, unfortunately, our experience has been the complete opposite. The 4th grade teaching staff is not of the highest caliber and the kids are paying the price. They have tremendous problems with bullies and neither the teachers nor Mr. Miller seem to want to take it seriously. I would recommend the Kindergarten thru 3rd grade program but am not so sure about 4th grade and above.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2004
I am a parent who was a teacher at Challenge Charter School for a quarter of this school year. I suggest that parents ask more questions about how technology is used in the classrooms of this school. I was not able to use computers with my students; there was no access to the internet in the classrooms or working computers in the pod. Another area of concern is the constant and high rate of staff turn-over. I am an experienced teacher and mother of three, and I would not recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2004
What a great school. My son has been attending for the last 2 years, starting with Kindergarten last year and 1st grade this year. I am very pleased with how well he has excelled in all areas of study. The staff and teachers are great. The communication between the teachers and I are very informative and also give you peace of mind. The population is smaller than a public school which I believe is a factor in their success. Nobody is forgotten about. I have had nothing but good experiences with this school and will continue to enroll my son through 6th grade!

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2004
The staff/teacher turnover has been dificult on our children. Just this week they changed the before/after care leader that is well liked by everyone. The CEO (not Principal) has made several good business decisions that were poor education decisions. We have been there for over two years and this will be our last.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2004
I particularly like the low tolerance level for poor behavior at this school. The principal takes proactive measures that make the children want to behave. For instance; they receive an award if they're caught being good. I have also witnessed his hand's on approach when a child casually said to another child 'I'm going to kill you'. The child was obviously just expressing himself inappropriatly, but I was happy to see that the threat (as innocent as it was) wasn't ignored. I expressed concerns with Mr. Miller and he was nothing short of professional. Mr. and Mrs. Miller are both professionals and are doing a terrific job. They're dedication to their students is outstanding!

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2004
After 3 frustrating years in a public school, I transferred my son to CCS. I can't say how much it has been a pleasure! My son has never been a better student, he loves school! His teachers are incredible, the curriculum is the best I've seen, and my only wish is that CCS would evolve into a set of schools encompassing grades K-12. Making the decision to choose Challenge Charter School was one of the best I've ever made.

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January 21, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2004
The school needs to be understanding more when a parent has a concern.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2003
My child is getting the education at this school that she deserves. She went to a DOD school and a public school before arriving at Challenge Charter and she didn't want to learn and hated school. Now she is doing great and enjoys learning now. I would recommend this school to anyone. Now my son also goes to Challenge Charter and loves it also.

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Challenge Charter School
5801 West Greenbriar Drive, Glendale, AZ  85308
(602) 938-5411
Last modified Challenge Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Challenge Charter School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 150 reviews. Top