School Closures/Inclement Weather

How do you know if Challenge to Excellence is closed or has a delayed start?

Challenge to Excellence lies within the Ponderosa, Chaparral and Legend Feeder areas. When any one or all of these feeder areas is listed as delayed start, Challenge to Excellence will be operating on a 1.5 hour delayed schedule.  If any one or all of these feeder areas is listed as closed, Challenge to Excellence will be closed.  If all of Douglas County School District is closed or delayed, then Challenge to Excellence is as well. We follow DCSD’s Policies.


To see if weather is affecting our school, please access any of the following.  We do not update our website as we follow whatever Douglas County posts.
Weather Hotline: 303 – 387 – SNOW (7669)
District Internet Address:
Announcements will also be made as early as possible on local television and radio stations:
Channel 2 (evenings only), Channel 4, Channel 7, and Channel 9. Radio stations: KOA 850 AM,
KYGO 98.5 FM, KOSI 101.1 FM, KEZW 1430 AM, KHOW 95.7 FM, KRXY/MIX 107.5 FM, KCFR
90.1 FM, KXKL (Kool) 105.1 FM, KKHK 99.5 FM, and KGME 1390 AM (Spanish).

If it is announced that we have a delayed start, then our doors will open at 9:10 AM and attendance will be taken for both on-site and remote learners at 9:30 AM.  This gives you an extra 1.5 hours to get your student to school.  Please allow plenty of extra time to get to school on days with inclement weather.