ChallengeU is an innovative and dynamic company that offers a unique approach and opportunity for high school dropouts to re-engage as students and ultimately graduate from high school. ChallengeU has designed a distinctive and compelling instructional platform that blends the best of online instruction with comprehensive social nurturance and personalized design for each student. Our research-based approach is designed upon the comprehensive data on the national dropout crisis exemplified in the Gates Foundation and Pew Charitable Trust, tailored to the needs of the over 8,000 students who stepped away from Virginia high schools last year. We realize that each year some of these students want a way to drop back in, but they need a workable, flexible program that fits their unique situation.
ChallengeU has developed a customized platform to re-engage this student population on a cell phone, their preferred digital device. By offering courses via cell phones, ChallengeU presents these often forgotten students with the possibility of “success in the palm of their hands.” ChallengeU provides the cell phones, the unlimited data plans, and any other device (like calculators) necessary to facilitate each student’s success.