Challenge Charter Middle School (CCMS) core curriculum includes fine art, music, and the dramatic arts. Arts involvement among at-risk youth is associated with a variety of positive academic and civic outcomes.
All scholars study and practice the visual arts as a core subject in grades 6-8. At full capacity, this may include courses in art history/appreciation plus electives in drawing, painting, printing, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry design, computer graphics, and photography. CCMS's curriculum allow students to pursue more advanced studies in art in their high school years.
In the 2016-17 school year CCMS scholars will have the opportunity to engage in aspects of theater production, staging plays and creating performances that connect to various areas of the academic curriculum.