Small School Structure

  • Think Small.

    A high-quality education at Challenge Early College starts with relationships. One of the major strengths of this school is its size. We personalize your child’s education by supporting the development of meaningful, sustained relationships among teachers and students in a small college bound setting. In study after study of successful small early college high schools, students compare their school to a family rather than a factory and link their academic achievement to their caring relationships with teachers. Like many successful small early college schools, CECHS has smaller classes for students and reduced pupil loads for teachers, so that the young people and the adults in the school are well known to each other.

    CECHS students function in a college environment and will be guided by adult advocates to develop a sense of responsibility for their own learning through work and life tools acquired in Advisory, and Community Service projects.