• Challenge Program

    The mission of Valley View School District is to provide our students in the Challenge program with rigorous, differentiated instruction where students can take ownership of their learning and experience success academically, socially and emotionally.  The District will provide opportunities for acceleration as well as enrichment in responsive learning environments that support the development of every child.

    Valley View District 365U currently houses our Challenge program in two of the twelve elementary schools in grades 3 through 5. Both Jonas Salk Elementary and Robert C. Hill Elementary serve challenge 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

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