Challenging Horizons Program (CHP)
Initiative Description: The CHP operated 4 days a week for 2 hours each day, after school,
for the duration of the first semester of school. Small group CHP included a behavioral level system with four levels, each associated with a different set of privileges Following check-in, all students participated in two groups daily, with each group lasting 35 minutes. All students received academic remediation group every day plus received one of four manualized skills group daily so that all students received each of the skills groups once a week.
Study Results: Participants in the CHP made significant improvements in parent-rated academic progress, self-esteem, and overall severity of the problem.
Reference: Langberg, J. M., Smith, B. H., Bogle, K. E., Schmidt, J. D., Cole, W. R., & Pender, C. A. S. (2006). A Pilot Evaluation of Small Group Challenging Horizons Program (CHP): A Randomized Trial. Journal of Applied School Psychology, 23(1), 31–58. https://doi.org/10.1300/J370v23n01pass:%5B_%5D02
Level of Evidence: Excellent