Get your application in as soon as possible. We are now taking male applications for the March 2014 program. To apply, download the student and mentor applications, and when your application is completed, mail it into the address that is under the "Contact Us" link.
Fill out the application. You will also need to download a Mentor Application. It is located on the same page as the Cadet Application as well as on the Mentor page.
Training at the ChalleNGe Academy can be broken down into two separate areas: "Academics," and "Other Training." Academic training and instruction is the responsibility of the teaching staff and occurs in a classroom setting. This training is supplemented with various off site field trips during the course of the Residential phase. The destinations of these trips vary, depending on the curriculum taught at a given time. Field trips have included museums, the Virginia Aquarium, state capital, Washington D.C., and live theater performances.
The cadre are responsible for most of the other training at the academy. This training comes from the disciplined routine of daily life at the Commonwealth ChalleNGe Academy. The cadre make sure the cadets learn the importance of being on time, focused on daily tasks (including homework,) and accept responsibility for their actions among other items. Cadre are also responsible for the cadets' physical fitness, personal hygiene, health and welfare, teaching ethical behavior, and working together as a team. Physical Training (PT), Drill and Ceremonies (marching), and barracks inspections are integral parts of training cooperation, tolerance of others, and teamwork.