Challenger School Reviews

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Hugh Gourgeon
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    Current Employee - Teacher in Meridian, ID
    Current Employee - Teacher in Meridian, ID
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    Pros

    Great curriculum, involved parents, excellent education for students, free/discounted tuition for employee's children, students are challenged and rise to the occasion. It's exciting to see how much students learn and grow!

    Cons

    Lots of unpaid working hours (typical for all teachers), salary low, lots expected of teachers (Science Fair, complicated musical programs twice a year, etc.), poor communication/support from management

    Advice to Management

    Believe in your teachers! Acknowledge how hard they work. Appreciate and support them in any way you can. Give bonuses for excellent, dedicated teachers. Improve communication.


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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Challenger School.

    Interview

    They called me in and asked me questions about my political affiliations. They gave a test that they think is clever to discern whether or not I align with them politically. However, if you are smart it is easy to see which answers they consider correct. They administered a Wonderlic Test, which is 50 math problems in 12 minutes and 30 seconds. Susan from HR comes in, reeking of cigarette smoke, and grills you on any answer that you got "wrong" on your political questionnaire. Then Hugh Gourgeon may come in and say something unintelligible in quasi English.

    Interview Questions

    • You are throwing a Valentines party for school. Do you: A) Require all kids to bring Valentines for all other kids. B) Allow the kids to choose to whom they bring Valentines. C) Tell everyone not to bring Valentines. D) An obviously stupid answer. The "correct" answer to them is B.   1 Answer

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Website www.challengerschool.com
Headquarters Sandy, UT
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1963
Type Company - Private
Industry Education
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors Unknown

Challenger School began in a one-room school in 1963 in San Jose, CA with 11 preschoolers. Over 50 years later, Challenger School flourishes with 23 campuses in five states (CA, ID, NV, TX, UT), teaches over 10,000 students annually, and employs over 1,100 people. Challenger School offers uniquely fun and challenging academic classes for preschool to eighth grade students ... More

Mission: OUR MISSION is to prepare children to become self-reliant, productive individuals; to teach them to think, speak, and write with clarity, precision, and independence; to lead them to recognize and value their individuality and unalienable rights; and to inspire them to embrace challenge and find joy and self-worth through achievement.

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