Challenge Program Overview
Our school program operates under the auspices of the Denton County Special Education Coop, and serves students from six rural Denton County school districts (i.e., Aubrey, Argyle, Krum, Pilot Point, Ponder, and Sanger). The Challenge Program is for students in grades K-12 whose mental health issues are impeding their academic progress at regular school campuses. They come here to school so we can assist them in gaining the necessary social, emotional, behavioral, and academic skills to be successful on their home campus.
Typically, students in this program stay at Challenge an average of 1-2 full school years. Approximately 70% of the students reintegrate successfully back to their home campus. This program has been in operation for about 10 years now. Approximately 24 students are served in this program. There are four classes for this program with about 6 students, one teacher, and one paraprofessional in each class.