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What is Success for You?




“At Challenge Success, we believe that our society has become too focused on grades, test scores, and performance, leaving little time for kids to develop the necessary skills to become resilient, ethical, and motivated learners. We provide families and schools with the practical, research-based tools they need to create a more balanced and academically fulfilling life for kids. After all, success is measured over the course of a lifetime, not at the end of a semester.”

On May 24th we hosted Challenge Success for a parent education event titled “A Healthier Approach to College Admissions.” Margaret Dunlap and Kim Cawkwell shared current research addressing many of the important questions we hear from families: What do college rankings really measure? Are students who attend more selective colleges better off later in life? What is “fit” and why does it matter? Participants learned  practical strategies to help reduce unnecessary pressure around the college admissions process and ways to support their student’s overall well-being and readiness for life in college and beyond.  Here is a link to a recording.


Challenge Success offers resources to help you support your student’s well-being and engagement in learning. We invite you to visit the Challenge Success website and explore the links below:

    • Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be - Frank Bruni
    • What Matters the Most - Paul Tough
    • The Truth About College Admissions - Brennan Bernard
    • Who Gets In and Why - Jeff Selingo


JOIN! Follow Challenge Success on Facebook and Twitter, sign up for the newsletter, and stay connected with an ever-expanding community of families and educators.


We are so grateful for your participation in events and conversations like these, and for all you do to support your student(s) and our school community. 



Leslie Roach, Ed.D., Principal


IUSD Parent* Engagement



*Parent includes parent, guardian, or caregiver



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