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Carl Howard


Carl Howard

I have been teaching at Challenger Middle School since 2002, becoming the Talented and Gifted (TAG) teacher in the fall of 2004. I strive to offer many challenging opportunities for the TAG students at Challenger Middle School, including TAG elective classes and co-curricular activities.
I seek to create an environment wherein the TAG student would be encouraged to learn about their passions, develop projects at a depth beyond where they have attempted before, and to become autonomous and self-sufficient learners.
I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of San Francisco, Juris Doctor Degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, and Education Certification from Texas A & M University– Commerce.
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Brain Bowl Competition

​The first practice is Thursday, November 12th  in room 106 from 3:00 – 4:20. Practices will continue on each Thursday after school through the February competition date of Saturday February 6, 2016.

The South Region Optimist Brain Bowl competes on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at Horizon Middle School in Colorado Springs. It begins in the morning around 8:00 AM and concludes in the afternoon around 4:00 PM. The State Final Optimist Brain Bowl will follow after the Regional and be in Denver on Saturday  February 20, 2016 for teams who qualify to compete at the state level based on their performance at the regional.

Carl Howard10/28/2015 3:25 PM

 D20 TAG Program Belief Statement

Academy District 20

Gifted Education Program

Belief Statement


The Academy District 20 Gifted Education Program is dedicated to excellence by maximizing the potential and meeting the exceptional educational and affective needs of identified gifted students from diverse populations. The Academy District 20 Gifted Education Program provides gifted students opportunities for intellectual challenge, engaging enrichments, and dynamic programming resulting in maximum growth. We strive to inspire creativity, passion for learning, leadership, and social responsibility.

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Talented and Gifted Specialist

Room 106