The Superintendent's Challenge 2023-2024

  • Are you up for it?

    Superintendent’s Challenge began for CSHS students July 1, 2012 - earn 50 hours or more per year in Community Service/volunteering (200 hours total in 4 years*) by your senior year and receive a Superintendent's Challenge honor cord and certificate.

    Falcons - Earn a Varsity letter for completing 200 hours of community service in one school year.  Hours start accruing for the Varsity letter May 19, 2023 until deadline.  

    *Class of 2024 – A total of 174 hours are needed to complete the Superintendent’s Challenge and receive an honor cord for your senior year.  Hours were reduced for the 2019-2020/2020-2021 school year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

    Classes of 2025, 2026, 2027 – You will need 200 total hours by the deadline of your senior year to complete the challenge.


    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Q: I am a senior this year (CSHS Class of 2024) - how many hours do I need?

    A: If you've been enrolled at CSHS since freshman year, you'll need 174 hours by April 18, 2024.*

    *Class of 2024 deadline is April 18, 2024 so that the student will be recognized at Senior Awards Ceremony and in the graduation booklet.

    Q: I'm a junior at CSHS and have attended CSHS since my freshman year - how many hours do I need to meet the Superintendent's Challenge by my senior year?

    A: 200

    Q: I'm a junior and I just started attending CSHS this year (23-24) - how many hours do I need to meet the Superintendent's Challenge?

    A: 100 - New students must have 50 hours per year from the enrollment date.

    Q: I'm an incoming freshman - when do I start accruing hours for the Superintendent's Challenge and how many hours will I need by April of my senior year?

    A: MAY 19 for the 23-24 school year (your freshman year) and 200 hours by your senior year.

    Q: What paperwork do I need?

    A: You'll need to fill out an application (one time) and community service logs (as needed).  All paperwork is on the Superintendent's Challenge webpage below.

    Q: Who is my CCUSD advisor?

    A: A CCUSD advisor is any adult (teacher, principal, counselor, coach) at your school.

    Q: Can I start accruing hours without my advisor?

    A: Yes - please choose your advisor as soon as school starts so they can sign off on your application and community service log.

    Q: What are the submission deadlines and who do I turn my paperwork in to?

    A: Deadlines: CSHS seniors April 18, 2024; CSHS underclassmen May 6, 2024; STMS students 8th grade April 18, 2024; STMS students 7th grade May 6, 2024; and Elementary 5th & 6th grade May 6, 2024.  Please submit your paperwork to Julia Scotto in the Superintendent’s Office.


    Beginning July 1, 2013, the Superintendent’s Challenge was opened up to Sonoran Trails Middle School Students.  STMS students may begin logging their community service hours MAY 19 for the 2023-24 school year.  Seventh graders who accumulate 25 hours by May 6, 2024 will receive a certificate of achievement and a pin; Eighth graders who accumulate 25 hours by April 18, 2024*** will receive a certificate of achievement and a community service ribbon.

    ***Eighth grade deadline is April 18 so that the student will be recognized at the 8th grade celebration and in the celebration booklet.


    Beginning July 1, 2014, the Superintendent's Challenge was opened up to all 5th and 6th grade elementary school students.  Elementary students may begin logging their community service hours MAY 19 for the 2023-24 school year.  Accumulate 15 hours by May 6, 2024 and receive your Superintendent's Challenge Certificate of Achievement.

    Do you have additional questions?  Contact Julia Scotto at 480-575-2016



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    Questions - contact Julia Scotto at 480-575-2016