Parent Engagement

Parent Engagement at CPCS is aimed at helping parents and guardians of Challenge Prep scholars feel welcome in the school by bridging the gap between parents, teachers, and school staff. Contact the Parent Engagement Coordinator, (Ext. 207), to find out about resources and opportunities for you to be highly involved and fully engaged in your child’s educational and social life at CPCS! 


CPCS Parent Association

The very active Challenge Prep Parent Associaton is excited to welcome new and returning parents to CPCS!

Meet your 2016-17 Executive Committee

President: Marissa Danzy

Vice President: Danielle Crenshaw 

Treasurer: Michele Charles-Rodney

Secretary: Charlene Razack

Board of Trustees Parent Representative: TBD

CPCS Staff Representative: Hollyann Anglin, Family Engagement Director


CPCS Parent Representative on Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of Challenge Prep has a "parent representative" that is elected to serve a one year term on the Board of Trustees.  This year's representative is Mr. Kathirvel Kumararaja.

Feel free to contact your Mr. Kumararaja concerning any issues or concerns related to the governance of the school.  He will seek to provide the Board of Trustees constant input from you as a parent/guardian.  

Support our PA Fundraisers!  

~ Please register your Stop&Shop cards in the A+ School Rewards Program! Every purchase you make gets us closer to our goal!

~ Your Box Tops mean cash for our school! Bring ‘em all in!

~ Give us codes from Coca-Cola products & earn donations to CPCS!


Donate Uniforms! 
Donate your scholar's used uniforms! Contact the Parent Engagement Office for more details: 718-327-1352 Ext. 207.


Child Abuse Hotline

New York State Child Abuse Hotline toll-free number is 1-800-342-3720


DASH Policies

CPCS Follows NYCDOE Regulations

It is the policy of the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) to maintain a safe and supportive learning and educational environment that is free from harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying committed by students against other students, and free from discrimination committed by students against other students on account of actual or perceived race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship/immigration status, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, or weight.

Discrimination, harassment, intimidation and/or bullying is prohibited in school, during school hours, before or after school, while traveling in vehicles funded by the DOE and on other than school property when such behavior disrupts or would foreseeably disrupt the educational process or endangers or would foreseeably endanger the health, safety, morality, or welfare of the school community.

The following NYC DOE policies further define and prohibit bullying behavior in our school communities, and establish protocols for responding to incidents:

  • Chancellor’s Regulation A-832 outlines conduct that constitutes student-to-student discrimination, harassment, intimidation and/or bullying, and describes the procedure for reporting, investigating, and resolving complaints of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying.
  • Chancellor’s Regulation A-831 outlines conduct and communication that constitutes student-to-student sexual harassment, and describes the procedure for reporting, investigating, and resolving complaints of peer sexual harassment at the school level.
  • The Citywide Standards of Intervention and Discipline Measures includes the Discipline Code as well as the Student Bill of Rights and Responsibilities, which promotes re­sponsible student behavior and an atmosphere of dignity and respect by establishing guidelines to help students as they strive to become productive citizens in a diverse society.
  • These Chancellor’s Regulations address interactions between staff and students:
    • Chancellor’s Regulation A-830 prohibits NYC DOE staff members from discriminating against or creating a hostile school environment for a student by conduct and/or verbal or written acts on school property, or at a school function, and sets forth the procedures for reporting and filing complaints.
    • Chancellor’s Regulation A-420 defines and prohibits the use of corporal punishment against students and sets forth the procedures for reporting and investigating allegations of corporal punishment.
    • Chancellor’s Regulation A-421 defines and prohibits the verbal abuse of students by DOE staff members and sets forth the reporting and investigative requirements for allegations of verbal abuse of students.

Title I Information

As a parent of a student at the Challenge Preparatory Charter School, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teacher(s) who instruct your child. Federal law allows you to ask certain information about your child’s classroom teacher(s), and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner if you ask for it. Specifically, you have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child’s classroom teacher(s):

  1. Whether NYS Education Department has licensed or qualified the teacher for the grades and subjects he or she teaches.
  2. Whether the NYS Education Department has decided that the teacher can teach in a classroom without being licensed or qualified under state regulations because of special circumstances.
  3. The teacher’s college major and whether the teacher has any advanced degrees and, if so, the subject of the degree.
  4. Whether any paraprofessionals provide service to your child and, if they do, their qualifications.

If you would like to receive this information please call Nicole Griffin, Principal, at 718-327-1352.


Code of Conduct/Discipline Policy

Parent/Scholar Handbook 

Parent/Guardian Volunteer Form

2015-2016 Scholar Application 

2016-2017 Supply List - Kindergarten

2016-2017 Supply List - First Grade

2016-2017 Supply List - Second Grade

2016-2017 Supply List - Third Grade

2016-2017 Supply List - Fourth Grade

2016-2017 Supply List - Fifth Grade