Challenge Charter Middle School is WELLNESS!

PE/Health

Brian MacConnell

 Students enjoy the playing basketball in the gym after lunch.

Students enjoy the playing basketball in the gym after lunch.

Challenge Charter Middle School (CCMS) scholars engage in daily physical fitness/education activities integrated with health education as called for in NYSED regulations. Besides its value in fighting obesity, school-based physical education has also been linked in multiple studies and literature reviews to improved academic achievement and improved cognition.

 Scholars have a variety of athletic activities to choose from during the annual Field Day.

Scholars have a variety of athletic activities to choose from during the annual Field Day.

Health education is coordinated with community resource programs, community social workers and family services personnel provide appropriate instruction in human sexuality and drug and alcohol prevention. 

 The CCMS gym is used for PE, Health classes, assemblies and more!

The CCMS gym is used for PE, Health classes, assemblies and more!

In the spring of 2018, CCMS began to offer dance classes in partnership with the Alvin Ailey Arts in Education Program. This program offers our scholars a new physical challenge while increasing their knowledge about historical dance and cultural drumming practices.