Our School


Our School

Our mission at Challenger is "To provide an exemplary education that develops critical thinking and problem solving skills which inspire our students to challenge their minds and charge their spirits." Opening our doors in 2006, we have been providing exemplary education for 18 years.

Here at Challenger, you can find students excelling academically, physically, and artistically. We offer year-long art classes, social emotional learning, and multiple sports and clubs throughout the year.

Challenger Middle School has a achieved Level 1 certification in Marzano High Reliability Schools™ and was awarded Platinum Level from Florida PBIS!

Greetings From Your Administrative Staff

Principal -Christopher Drake


Assistant Principal - Jamie VanCleve

" I have worked in education for over 14 years and have experience in both elementary and middle levels. Originally from Minnesota, I moved to Cape Coral at 3 years old and attended Lee County schools.My passion is seeing ALL students reach their personal goals. I am so proud of our Chargers!"


Assistant Principal - Aaron Curls

"My name is Aaron Curls and I was born and raised in Lee County, graduating from North Fort Myers High School in 1993. I’ve previously taught for 10 years at NFMHS and have been an assistant principal for the last 12 years here at Challenger Middle.  I am married to Jennifer Curls and we have two children, Jenna and Caleb Curls."     

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