• Challenge Program

    Exploring Passions. Nurturing Ideals.

    While nurturing the unique gifts and talents of our students, the challenge program will build the necessary academic and social skills to maximize potential and to guide them in becoming confident life-long learners.  The challenge program provides trained professionals who honor the special needs and abilities of all students that not only challenges their current abilities but also pushes them into new realms of depth and complexity.

    Valley View District 365U currently houses our Challenge program in three of the twelve elementary schools.

    • Robert C. Hill Elementary - serving Skoff, Hermansen, Irene King & Robert C. Hill students
    • Jonas E. Salk Elementary - serving BJ Ward, Tibbott, Wood View & Jonas E. Salk students
    • Pioneer Elementary - serving Oak View, Independence, Jamie McGee & Pioneer students

    The elementary Challenge program is based on research surrounding responsive learning environments. All students' needs are considered in daily instruction, including academic, social, and emotional learning. If you have any further questions about the Challenge program, please contact your child's Principal. All district curriculum and educational services align with Valley View School District's Strategic Plan to provide a Responsive and Caring Culture, promote Learning and Growth, and strengthen Equitable Systems to ensure every student is successful.  More about Valley View's Strategic Plan can be found at www.vvsd.org/StrategicPlan

    To view slides from the 2022 Challenge Parent Night, please click here.

Challenge Program Photos
  • Challenge Program Curriculum

    All Challenge Program classrooms engage in learning aligned with the Illinois Learning Standards. Instruction in Challenge classrooms includes a combination of enrichment and acceleration for Math & enriched to a greater depth for Literacy. You can review the standards in detail at www.corestandards.org.



    • Units of Study for Teaching Reading and Writing Curriculum Resource
    • Achieve 3000
    • Social Studies standards are taught within Literacy. This provides opportunities for your child's teacher to embed 21st Century skills into authentic, daily work.

    Science (STEM)
    Students receive instruction appropriate to their grade level in accordance with Next Generation Science Standards.

    Next Generation Science Standards Information