Save our Challenge Program

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The Challenge Program currently available at all Northshore School District (NSD) Junior High Schools is in jeopardy.  The NSD Middle School Grade Reconfiguration Task Force is deciding whether Challenge/Honors classes will be eliminated starting in the 2017-18 school year, with the change from junior highs (grades 7-8-9) to middle schools (grades 6-7-8). This would affect students currently in 6th grade or younger.

We believe that Challenge/Honors is critical for all kids who choose a more rigorous educational path. Saying that all Middle School classes would use the Challenge curriculum is NOT the same as having dedicated Challenge/Honors classes with like-minded peers. This petition is intended to send a clear message to the Task Force, School Board and Administration that Challenge/Honors for all academic subjects must remain available in EVERY Junior High/Middle School.

Time is of the essence. This decision will be made within the next several weeks. If you want to Save Our Challenge Program, please sign and share this petition broadly. We encourage you to leave comments below.

Want to get involved? We need more volunteers. We are also looking for current and past Challenge students who can articulate why Challenge has been important to them. Email