Family Engagement

Parent Engagement at CPCS is aimed at helping parents and guardians of Challenge Prep scholars feel welcome in the school by bridging the gap between parents, teachers, and school staff. Contact the K-5 Family Engagement Coordinator, Cherry Wiggins, to find out about resources and opportunities for you to be highly involved and fully engaged in your child’s educational and social life at CPCS! 

CPCS Parent Representative on Board of Trustees

A Parent Representative is on the Board of Trustees. The position is elected annually by the Board of Trustees.

Feel free to contact the representative concerning any issues or concerns related to the governance of the school. The person in this position seeks to provide the Board of Trustees constant input from you as a parent/guardian.  

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K-5 Parent association

The very active Challenge Prep Parent Association is excited to welcome new and returning parents to CPCS! Write to to get involved.

2019-20 Officers

President: Lashonda Rice

Vice President: Michelle Charles-Rodney

Treasurer: Kristina Nozart

Secretary: Shaquana Watson

Board of Trustees Parent Representative: TBD

CPCS Staff Representative: Cherry Wiggins, K-5 Family Engagement Coordinator


Support our PA Fundraisers!  

~ Please register your Stop&Shop cards in the A+ School Rewards Program! Every purchase you make gets us closer to our goal!

~ Your Box Tops mean cash for our school! Bring ‘em all in!

~ Give us codes from Coca-Cola products & earn donations to CPCS!




CPCS Follows NYC DOE Regulations

It is the policy of the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) to maintain a safe and supportive learning and educational environment that is free from harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying committed by students against other students, and free from discrimination committed by students against other students on account of actual or perceived race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship/immigration status, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, or weight.

Discrimination, harassment, intimidation and/or bullying is prohibited in school, during school hours, before or after school, while traveling in vehicles funded by the DOE and on other than school property when such behavior disrupts or would foreseeably disrupt the educational process or endangers or would foreseeably endanger the health, safety, morality, or welfare of the school community.

The following NYC DOE policies further define and prohibit bullying behavior in our school communities, and establish protocols for responding to incidents:

  • Chancellor’s Regulation A-832 outlines conduct that constitutes student-to-student discrimination, harassment, intimidation and/or bullying, and describes the procedure for reporting, investigating, and resolving complaints of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying.

  • Chancellor’s Regulation A-831 outlines conduct and communication that constitutes student-to-student sexual harassment, and describes the procedure for reporting, investigating, and resolving complaints of peer sexual harassment at the school level.

  • The Citywide Standards of Intervention and Discipline Measures includes the Discipline Code as well as the Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilities, which promotes re­sponsible student behavior and an atmosphere of dignity and respect by establishing guidelines to help students as they strive to become productive citizens in a diverse society.

  • These Chancellor’s Regulations address interactions between staff and students:

    • Chancellor’s Regulation A-830 prohibits NYC DOE staff members from discriminating against or creating a hostile school environment for a student by conduct and/or verbal or written acts on school property, or at a school function, and sets forth the procedures for reporting and filing complaints.

    • Chancellor’s Regulation A-420 defines and prohibits the use of corporal punishment against students and sets forth the procedures for reporting and investigating allegations of corporal punishment.

    • Chancellor’s Regulation A-421 defines and prohibits the verbal abuse of students by DOE staff members and sets forth the reporting and investigative requirements for allegations of verbal abuse of students.

Title I Information

As a parent of a student at the Challenge Preparatory Charter School, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teacher(s) who instruct your child. Federal law allows you to ask certain information about your child’s classroom teacher(s), and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner if you ask for it. Specifically, you have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child’s classroom teacher(s):

  1. Whether NYS Education Department has licensed or qualified the teacher for the grades and subjects he or she teaches.

  2. Whether the NYS Education Department has decided that the teacher can teach in a classroom without being licensed or qualified under state regulations because of special circumstances.

  3. The teacher’s college major and whether the teacher has any advanced degrees and, if so, the subject of the degree.

  4. Whether any paraprofessionals provide service to your child and, if they do, their qualifications.

If you would like to receive this information please call Nicole Griffin, Principal, at 718-327-1352.