The Superintendent's Challenge 2022-2023

  • 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 2, 2022 until deadline.  

    *Classes of 2023, 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 – 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 2023) - how many hours do I need?
    A: If you've been enrolled at CSHS since freshman year, you'll need 174 hours by April 10, 2023.*

    *Class of 2023 deadline is April 10, 2023 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: 174

    Q: I'm a junior and I just started attending CSHS this year (22-23) - how many hours do I need to meet the Superintendent's Challenge?
    A: 100 - New students much 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 2 for the 22-23 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 10, 2023; CSHS underclassmen May 1, 2023; STMS students 8th grade April 20, 2023; STMS students 7th grade May 1, 2023; and Elementary 5th & 6th grade May 1, 2023.  Please submit your paperwork to Julia Scotto in the Superintendent’s Office.

    STMS

    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 2, 2022  for the 2022-23 school year.  Seventh graders who accumulate 25 hours by May 1, 2023 will receive a certificate of achievement and a pin; Eighth graders who accumulate 25 hours by April 20, 2023*** will receive a certificate of achievement and a community service ribbon.

    ***Eighth grade deadline is April 20 so that the student will be recognized at the 8th grade promotion and in the promotion booklet.

    Elementary

    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 2, 2022 for the 2022-23 school year.  Accumulate 15 hours by May 1, 2023 and receive your Superintendent's Challenge Certificate of Achievement.

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

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

    A Peek at the Peak (The Peak) online magazine:  https://apeekatthepeak.org/

    American Cancer Society: https://www.cancer.org/

    Arizona Helping Hands, Inc.: https://azhelpinghands.org/ 

    Arizona Humane Society:  https://www.azhumane.org/

    Arizona Musicfest: https://azmusicfest.org/

    Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce:  https://carefreecavecreek.org/

    Cave Creek Museum:  https://cavecreekmuseum.org/

    Cave Creek Unified Education Foundation (CCUEF):  www.ccuef.org

    Child Crisis Arizona:  https://childcrisisaz.org/

    Desert Broom Library:  https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/locations/desert-broom

    Desert Foothills Foodbank:  https://foothillsfoodbank.com/

    Desert Foothills Library:  https://dfla.org/

    Desert Foothills YMCA:  https://valleyymca.org/desert-foothills/

    Desert Hills Presbyterian Church: https://deserthills.org/ 

    Foothills Caring Corps: https://foothillscaringcorps.com/

    HandsOn Greater Phoenix: https://www.handsonphoenix.org/

    ICAN: https://www.icanaz.org/volunteer/

    Kiwanis Marketplace:  https://kiwanismarketplace.org/

    Puppy Luv Animal Rescue:  https://www.puppyluvar.com/

    St. Mary's Food Bank:  https://www.firstfoodbank.org/  

    St. Vincent de Paul:  https://www.stvincentdepaul.net/  

    United Food Bank: https://www.unitedfoodbank.org/  

    Valley of the Sun United Way: https://vsuw.org/  

    Wild At Heart Rescue:  https://wildatheartraptors.org/

    Documentation:

    Application

    Community Service Log