IChallengeU is an intense, two-week summer educational opportunity for 11th and 12th grade students to work with Master Teachers from across the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District (OAISD) and Ottawa Area corporate, civic, and community leaders to develop solutions to real problems as posed by the partnering corporate, civic, and community partners. Participating teachers engage in (1) intensive training on Project-Based Learning and the Skills4Success (21st Century Skills) and (2) work closely with a local community business/organization.

Dates for Summer 2017 - Program will operate July 10 - 21, 2017

Student online applications will be available March 24, 2017 (link below)

Direct Questions to Kathy Steinbach, ext. 4034

Video Document Video about the IChallengeU Program

External Link Application Students Entering 11th and 12th Grade This Fall (opens new window)

Future Prep Thank You 2015 Partners Graphic


For more information or questions about IChallengeU, please contact one of our staff members:

Valorie Putnam
Assistant Superintendent
616-738-8935 x4203
Jason Pasatta
616-738-8950 x4039
David Searles
616-738-8950 x4302
Kathy Steinbach
Administrative Assistant
616-738-8950 x4034
Stephanie DeDoes
616-738-8940 x4089
Melissa Bultema
Specialist/Early College