Challenge Early College is a high school where students are given the unique opportunity to take college classes along with the regular high school curriculum. Housed on the HCCS West Loop campus, with articulated sharing of space and staff, CECHS allows the high school student to gradually integrate into college course work through his or her traditional high school degree plan.
For more information, explore this website or call (713) 664-9712.
PSAT scores are being distributed to 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students through the English departments the week of January 13, 2013.This valuable college-readiness exam is an important predictor of SAT scores which is a critical component for college and university admission.
Parents are encouraged to review the College Board's Parent Tutorial for Understanding PSAT Results (English orSpanish) with your child. Additional information or support can be provided by your grade level dean: Gastonia Terri Goodman, 10th, or Juan Carlos Hernandez, 9th and 11th.
Two Challenge seniors have been awarded full tuition merit-based leadership scholarships through the Posse Foundation, a national nonprofit organization that identifies students based upon their academic excellence and leadership potential.
Markfirah Krueng received the Posse scholarship to the University of Virginia and Jordan Parker received the Posse scholarship to Colby College.
Jordan and Markfirah were selected out of more than 850 applicants from the Houston area based on their leadership abilities, excellence in academics, and overall motivation to succeed.
HISD has unveiled its new College and Career Readiness Website to provide students information about the next step after high school. College and career readiness is a key priority for the district as we work closely with our college partners and area businesses to prepare our students for postsecondary success.
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Whether it's four in the afternoon or four in the morning, Houston students can summon this friendly presence - or one very much like it - by typing in their library card numbers on the Houston Public Library's website.
Thanks to this library service, students can get live, online homework help - as well as GED and resume assistance - 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in Spanish and English. For free. The service is a warm light in a grim education landscape, and we encourage families to use it.
Read the full article from The Houston Chronicle...
On November 15, 2011, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan honored 315 schools as the 2011 National Blue Ribbon Schools at an awards luncheon in Washington, D.C. The Blue Ribbon School award honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools that have helped close the achievement gap and whose students attain and maintain high academic goals. This year's winners include your very own Challenge Early College High School. The schools—266 public and 49 private—are among more than 6,000 that have received the coveted award over the past 29 years.
"America's long-term economic prosperity and civic engagement depends on our children receiving a world-class education," said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. "National Blue Ribbon Schools are committed to accelerating student achievement and preparing students for success in college and careers. Their success is an example for others to follow."
This is a tribute to Challenge students' hard work and dedication. Congratulations on a job well done, and keep up the good work!