For 10 years running, the Firebirds top the state and county in academics, attendance, and graduation rate. In fact, the most recent data ranks Challenger Early College High School the number 2 high school in the state (SchoolDigger.com) with a 100% graduation rate for two consecutive years.
The entire staff meets weekly for professional development and to look at student progress. Additionally, the teaching and counseling staff collaborate weekly with each other, colleagues and peers from across the district and state. Curriculum planning and college/career matriculation review takes place during each semester and during a retreat week during the summer.
We look for students that are highly motivated for college and/or career prep and are willing to work hard. We serve students primarily from families where the student will be the first to earn a Bachelor degree. Challenger Early College High School opens its doors each year to 100 new freshmen. Applications are accepted from area school systems. Challenger Early College High School is a public, non-charter, school where applicants are selected based on prior attendance, grades, state testing, discipline, current teacher recommendations, and an impromptu writing sample.