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What is ChalleNGe?

An alternative education program for youths in need of a structured academic setting.

How do I Apply?

Virginia residents 16-18 years old who are no longer attending school may qualify

Success Stories

See what our past graduates are saying about our program

Upcoming Events

Classes begin in March & October. We have open houses and events throughout the year


We truly understand that many families are looking for a new alternative education program for their children who are in need of a structured academic setting. Our program offers this “Second Chance” to those young people who desire to make the tough decision to change their lives by taking the challenge of our tuition-free program.
We look forward to the opportunity to bring cadets back to our campuses so they can continue to change their lives in a structured and positive manner that will allow them to become the productive and confident young people they want to be.

Our next class begins October 2021!

If your teen will be 16 – 18 years old at the start of our next class, 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!

How to Apply

1

Check Eligibility

If your teen will be 16 – 18 years old on October 6th they may be eligible for our program.
Eligibility Requirements.

2

Attend a Virtual Orientation

It is mandatory that everyone attend an orientation in order to be accepted. This also greatly increases your chance of success at the academy!
Schedule a Tour

3

Submit Applications

Download, print out, and complete the Student Application and the Mentor Application. Follow all instructions to fill it out completely–incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
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Challenge changed my life for the better. I went on to do things I wanted to do, including criminal justice classes, and now I have a career in the Security… Read more »

Cadet Taylor, Class 42
Securitas Security Services USA, Inc.

Cadet Sheridan was falling behind in school. She was lying, stealing and giving her teachers a hard time, just so she could go hang out with friends. One day, she… Read more »

Cadet Sheridan, Class 45
United States Coast Guard

Cadet Hill graduated from CCYA in August of 2016. The leadership, motivation, and discipline he gained while attending CCYA propelled him into the United States Army. He enlisted into the… Read more »

Cadet Hill, Class 45
United States Army (Radio and Communications Security Repair 94E)

Challenge changed my life. I met numerous inspirational people, some of whom I still communicate with to this day. Excellent program for our misguided youth. A little tough in the… Read more »

Cadet McAllister, Class 31
Government Contractor

Cadet Cole Johnson from Class 52, Recently enlisted into the United States Army. His MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) will be 11X Infantry, he hopes to continue his training and become… Read more »

Cadet Johnson, Class 52

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