Challenge Preparatory Charter School
Queens NY 11691
Challenge Prep opened in September 2010 with three classes each in kindergarten and first grade. The school is the brainchild of Reverend, Dr. Les Mullings, who also established The Rockaway Center for Community Development and Education Reform.
The schools mission, stated on its website is to address the causes and issuesrelated to localpoverty, the needs of English Language Learners and special needs students, including gifted and talented children. Two teachers and assistant are assigned to every class; each classroom has a SmartBoard and laptop computers.
Students attend school from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. daily. The extended day allows for two hours of daily activities in art, music, dance and gym, according to information published by the school.
LaToiya Tolliver-Revell became the interim-acting school leader in October 2010. The schools founding leader, Sonja Webber-Bey resigned in late September 2010. Webber-Bey had to return to her former assignment with the NYC Depart of Education. according to the schools website.
Admissions: By lottery. Preference given to students residing in District 27. Check the schools website for more information. (December, 2010, information compiled from schools website).