2017-2018 School Year

    Deadline to register for Challenger with an August start date is July 20, 2017.  If you miss the July 20th deadline, then the next start date is on September 5, 2017.  Registration for the September 5th start date must be completed by August 30, 2017.


    What is Challenger?

    Challenger is an after-school enrichment program for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. The program is housed at each of the district's elementary schools. The Challenger enrichment program is separate from the regular school day.  Challenger is an optional, self-supporting, academic program. The Challenger program operates daily during the school year from 2:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Enrollment for Challenger is on a full-time basis during the school year. Enrollment is based on the expectation that students are able to actively participate in the program and meaningfully benefit from being with other children.  Registration forms must be turned in to the Site Director for their review.  Site Directors are available 3:30-6:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.  At the time of your application submission, the director will provide you with a start date.  The daily schedule includes homework and snack time, healthy activities and Challenger curriculum.  Here is the Parent's Guide to help answer additional questions you may have.  For more general information and FAQs click here

    How do I register my child for Challenger?

    Give a completed registration form (pages A, B, C and D with banking information) to the site director at your child's school. The directors are listed below. Registration forms are in the office of our elementary schools, as well as the Rock Hill Schools District Office. When completed registration forms are received by the site director on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday,  there is enough time to set the account up for the student to begin the following Monday. Please confirm your child’s start date with your Challenger site director at the time of your application submission.  

    How can I reach my Challenger Director via e-mail? 

    Site directors may not always be available by phone and may need to return your call.  Your director may be reached via the following e-mail addresses or school numbers:


    The Site Director information below is for the 2017-2018 academic school year: 

    Belleview-Meredith Horton

    Ebenezer-Melanie Sims

    Ebinport-Mary Lou Pundt

    Finley Road-Michelle Preston

    Independence-Corrie Holiday

    India Hook-Lonzette Gunter

    Lesslie- Tara Gilmore

    Mount Gallant-Chastity Baccus

    Mount Holly- Alicia Greene

    Northside-Jodi Haynes

    Oakdale-Micheon Pearson

    Old Pointe-Robert Bartless

    Richmond Drive-Clara Walters

    Rosewood- Carman Austin


    Sunset Park- Sally Hartgrove

    Sylvia Circle-Wendy Douglas

    York Road- Laura Norwood


    What are the 2017-2018 weekly fees?

    Weekly Fees:
    $60.00 - Regular Lunch Students

    $55.00 - Regular Lunch Student if more that one family member is enrolled
    $42.00 - Reduced Lunch Students
    $35.00 - Free Lunch Students

    Family Trust Federal Credit Union has offered to assist any parent in need of establishing a checking or savings account for tuition payment. Family Trust brochures regarding branch locations, accounts information, and services are available at each Challenger site. Please contact your school's Challenger Site Director for additional information. You may also visit for additional information.