Weather Update

With Hurricane Joaquin expected to make a minimal impact, we will commence Class 44 on time, as originally scheduled. In-processing will take place in the Virginia Beach Convention Center at 7:00 AM on Monday, October 5th.

Take Action Now!

Our next class begins Monday, October 5, 2015!

If your teen will be 16 – 18 years old on October 5th, 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.

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

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Learn more about the national program* at the CBS Website.

*The Virginia Commonwealth ChalleNGe Youth Academy is one of 35 National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program sites nationwide.
We are located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, at Camp Pendleton.
Class 42 Grads


Commonwealth ChalleNGe

Youth Academy

253 C Street

Camp Pendleton

Virginia Beach, VA 23451






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.

School Drop Out Crisis

Learn about the crisis of high school
dropouts in America
and how Commonwealth ChalleNGe can help!

See more videos and news stories and get the facts about positive youth development programs.



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Class 44 begins on October 5th


Check out our upcoming

orientations schedule for Class 45

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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.

 See cadets from Class 41 on TV on “Let’s Talk, Live!”