2016-2017 Returning School Application

We are pleased to announce that Challenge Success will kick off our 13th year of working with schools at our 2016 Fall Conference at Stanford University on Friday evening, September 30th and Saturday, October 1st. Since 2003, Challenge Success has helped over 130 schools transform policies and practices to improve academic engagement and well-being for their students. Our most successful schools work closely with us for a period of several years to ensure lasting and meaningful results. We invite all of our current and past partner schools to submit an application for our 2016-2017 program in order to expand upon the reform efforts that your Challenge Success team has initiated.

Whether it’s rethinking a homework policy, designing a healthier schedule, or improving professional development, we are here to help. We have created interactive workshops and sessions focused especially on the needs of our returning Challenge Success partner schools. In addition to attendance at our Fall Conference, we offer multiple ways for you to participate, including discounts on parent education and professional development workshops, supplemental year-round coaching, and administration of the Stanford Survey of Adolescent School Experiences.

This year, new and returning school teams will convene at Stanford University on Friday, September 30th at 6:00 PM for an evening reception followed by a parent education session open to the public featuring Challenge Success Co-Founders, Dr. Denise Pope and Dr. Madeline Levine. Saturday, October 1st will include an interactive, full-day conference for school teams to address issues of student health and engagement at their sites.

Due to increased interest this year we may be unable to accommodate every team that applies. In an effort to serve schools fairly, we will consider applications on a first-come-first-serve basis. We are looking for a balanced mix of schools: middle and high, public and private, economically diverse, and geographically varied.

Because we have limited space, we ask that interested schools complete the application, including a description of your team’s work to date, as soon as possible. Applications are due no later than June 1st. Once your team participation is confirmed, you will receive an invoice reflecting the deposit amount due by June 20, 2016. We cannot guarantee coaching for teams that submit deposits after June 20th.

We look forward to your continued partnership with Challenge Success.

Download the application to your desktop and email completed form to Margaret Dunlap.