Challenge Courses

Challenge Courses
Posted on 03/14/2019
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Collier School offers a variety of courses such as English, Spanish, Italian, math, anthropology, history, animation, as well as vocational classes such as culinary arts and cosmetology. Keeping with the tradition of maintaining a public school feel, Collier School also offers Challenge Courses for students who may benefit from a more rigorous curriculum.

For the past 3 years, Collier has offered 10 Challenge Courses in Chemistry, Advanced World Literature, and Integrated Writing to name a few, which are open to students in their sophomore year and up. In order to be considered for placement in one of the Challenge Courses, students need to possess a strong work ethic, appropriate skill level, be a self-starter and self-motivated, have an ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, display cooperative and non-disruptive behavior in the classroom, maintain A/B grades in all challenge courses, and have excellent attendance. Similar to public schools, Collier’s Challenge Courses cover material at a faster pace and have more demanding assignments.

“Students in our Challenge Courses felt like their brains woke up. They were having great discussions and were excited about class because there were fewer distractions,” stated Aideen Bugler, Curriculum Supervisor. Challenge Courses allow Collier to better meet the needs of all of our students, especially those who are planning on attending 4-year colleges. The more rigorous coursework and discussions better prepare them for college classes.

For more information about Collier’s Challenge Courses, contact Cindy D’Arcy at 732-946-4771 x207 or cdarcy@collieryouthservices.org