We have postponed the start of Class 53. We are monitoring the health situation to determine a new start date. If you have additional questions please contact admissions at admissions@vachallenge.org

Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy

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If you would like more information on Commonwealth Challenge, please fill out the following form, and an Admissions Representative will contact you.

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The Mission of the Virginia National Guard Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy is to intervene in the lives of 16-18 year old teenagers by providing the values, skills, education, and self-discipline needed to produce responsible, productive citizens, and to do so in a highly structured learning environment.

Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy


1208 S. Birdneck Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23451


253 C Street
Camp Pendleton
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

NOTE: DO NOT print and mail in double sided applications. They will not be accepted! PLEASE be sure to print on only one side of the paper!


Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

757-491-5932 ext. 231, 235, or 254




Class 43 Valedictorians

 Alternative Education Program

Are you looking for an educational alternative? Do you need a program that does what others just can’t do? We offer both GEDs through the Individual Student Alternative Education Plan (ISAEP), and Virginia approved high school credits through our credit recovery program.

It’s Time for a

Positive Change

Alternative education

doesn’t have to be boring

Many families who come to Commonwealth ChalleNGe have tried other programs, even some other alternative education programs. What they learn when they explore the Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy is that this dynamic education program is just the alternative they’ve been looking for.

Take Action Now!

Our next class begins TBD!

If your teen will be 16 – 18 years old on March 31st, then you owe it to yourself to download and review the application, and APPLY NOW! 

You may also request more specific information from our admissions staff. Download Part One of the Challenge Application and get started, today!

But, please remember, space for this FREE alternative education program is highly limited, so don’t delay. GET STARTED TODAY!

Take the ChalleNGe!