Nicole Griffin - K-5 Principal

Dear Parent/Guardian,

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful summer. I also hope you are relaxed, recharged and ready to start a new school year. I am so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you and your children.

All signs point to another incredible and productive school year. Our skilled and devoted staff is already planning and preparing for your child(ren). Our enthusiastic operations team is registering new families, ordering needed materials and updating student files. Our hard working and conscientious custodians have spent the entire summer thoroughly cleaning the facility. And, our much-appreciated PA is gearing up to welcome families, provide volunteer opportunities, and offer other exciting events and programs. We are indeed a joyous and caring community with the common goals of nurturing responsible, caring students and promoting high-level learning.

New Staff

Each year brings positive change. This includes a few additions to our staff. 

Scholar Placement

A great deal of time, effort and thought has gone into the process of student placement for the 2019-2020 school year. Each class is lead by two adults. Careful consideration was given to input from staff and families as well as student learning styles. Classrooms have been balanced academically and socially. Our class lists are structured to provide equitable class sizes at each grade level.  Moving scholars is difficult without causing imbalances and inequities.

NEW SCHOOL HOURS 8 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

  • FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL – Monday, August 26, 2019

  • Kindergarten scholars will enter through the playground entry on Ocean Crest Boulevard. Staff will be present to guide you to the designated areas.

  • Dismissal for August 26th and August 27, 2019 is 11:30 a.m. The students will have a half day on both days. 

  • School begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. Doors open for BREAKFAST at 8:00am. Breakfast is served from 8:00-8:20 a.m., the cut off time for breakfast is 8:15am.  Parents, if your scholar is going to arrive to school after 8:20 a.m., please make sure they have breakfast before coming to school. 

  • Dismissal begins at 3:45 p.m.

Thank you to all who have helped to prepare for the new school year. Your commitment to ensuring that Challenge Preparatory Charter School remains a celebrated and successful school is awe-inspiring. I eagerly look forward to greeting each and everyone.

Warmest Regards,          


Ms. Nicole Griffin

K-5 Principal