Apple Awards Nominations Now Open!

We invite you to celebrate the educators and staff members who inspire a lifelong love of learning and bring extraordinary innovation to C2E! 🍎✨

If you know of someone who goes the extra mile to ignite curiosity, creativity, and a passion for knowledge in our students, now is your chance to recognize their remarkable contributions.

Nominate your favorite educator or staff member today and let’s honor those trailblazers who make our school community shine! Visit our website C2E Apple Award Nomination to submit your nomination. Nominations are due by November 12th.

Fall Break

Challenge to Excellence will be closed for Fall Break October 16th – 20th.

There is NO SCHOOL for students on Friday, October 13th due to conferences.

Spirit Week October 2nd-6th 2023

Douglas County MLO and Bond

On August 8, the Douglas County School District Board of Education unanimously voted 7-0 to place a $66 million Mill Levy Override (MLO) and $484 million Bond on the November 2023 ballot. 

If passed by voters, these new funds would be used at our school to:

  • Increase teacher and staff pay
  • Enhance safety and security 
    • Additional security support 
  • Make much needed repairs and upgrades to our building
    • Playground updates
    • Kitchen updates

Teachers in the Douglas County School District earn, on average, $19,000 less compared to a neighboring school district. Additional MLO funding, if passed by voters, would enable C2E to pay teachers and staff more competitively and to increase security staffing support for our schools.

A $484 million Bond, if passed by voters, would be used to expand trade, career and technical education opportunities; perform safety and security upgrades; and ensure safe and adequate learning environments for students and staff. The Bond would provide for three new elementary schools in growing areas of our county, as well as the expansion of two middle schools.

If the MLO and Bond are approved by voters, Douglas County homeowners can expect to pay approximately $200 per year for a home valued at $1,000,000. 

You can read more about DCSD’s funding challenges and arguments for and against the ballot initiatives on this website. Thank you for being an engaged and informed member of our school community!

Order Your 2023-2024 Yearbook Today!

Place your order today for a C2E 2023/2024 Yearbook

Order online at:

Enter our school passcode : 1014044015412517

Cost: $21.94

*Order by October 31st to get a 10% discount!

SchoolDigger Top Schools

Challenge to Excellence Middle School ranks #11 out of 480 middle schools in the state of Colorado based on test scores, according to SchoolDigger.  Click here to read more!