Challenge Program students (from left) Joyce Ho, Cooper Kim and Isabella Dillow work on a STEM and social studies project during the 2017-18 school year, when they were in sixth grade. The highly capable program was recently honored as a national Blue Ribbon school. (Contributed photo)

Challenge Program students (from left) Joyce Ho, Cooper Kim and Isabella Dillow work on a STEM and social studies project during the 2017-18 school year, when they were in sixth grade. The highly capable program was recently honored as a national Blue Ribbon school. (Contributed photo)

Challenge Program named a national Blue Ribbon School

The Edmonds School District’s Challenge Program was one of five schools in the state and 349 nationwide to be named a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The elementary program, recognized for “exemplary high performance,” is a highly capable program and draws students from across the Edmonds School District. It’s housed on the same campus as Terrace Park School in Mountlake Terrace.

The program has 320 students in first through sixth grades who take lessons at a quicker pace and higher level of complexity, with a focus on projects and in-depth assignments. Learn more at edmonds.wednet.edu.

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