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Program Description

Challenge programming supports high-achieving students characterized by their ability to remember with little practice, work and learn quickly, and understand abstract relationships.


  • Develop academic skills in a challenging learning environment 


  • Strengthened  problem-solving and research skills
  • Opportunities to study advanced concepts
  • Improved ability to cope with feelings of perfectionism, sensitivity or frustration
  • Improved ability to recognize and affirm existing knowledge and skills 

Program delivery 

  • Flexible instruction and pacing that matches students’ academic needs, abilities and goals
  • In-depth study of complex and challenging assignments
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills through a variety of learning activities
  • Supportive environment consisting of other high-achieving students


Students must be enrolled in elementary or junior high. Contact your child’s school for information about eligibility and . 

Alberta curriculum

All Edmonton Public Schools programming is based on curriculum determined by Alberta Education. Students enrolled in Challenge will receive the same high-quality education offered in all of our programs. 


Most schools offering special education needs programming have some yellow busing options available. For more information about busing, contact your child’s school or call Student Transportation at 780-429-8585. 


Elementary 2020-21

Junior High 2020-21

Senior High 2020-21