Military Youth Academy recruiting for fall

Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2004

The Alaska Military Youth Academy, the state's only military-based high school, is accepting applications for its fall 2004 class. The academy's ChalleNGe course is a 22-week program for 16- to 18-year-olds who have not graduated from high school or who have dropped out.

While enrolled, students attend academic classes and participate in adventure-based training and leadership skills development. The course emphasizes personal growth, citizenship, physical fitness, academic excellence, healthy life skills, teamwork and service to others.

ChalleNGe students live at the academy's campus on Fort Richardson, near Anchorage. The school provides all meals, required uniforms, school supplies and necessary medical care, as well as room and board. There is no tuition charged.

To qualify, applicants must be 16 to 18 years old. They must apply voluntarily, be capable of completing a rigorous, mentally and physically demanding military-style program and commit to an alcohol-, drug- and tobacco-free life while enrolled.

The Alaska Military Youth Academy is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and of Colleges and Universities. For more information, call admissions officer Troy Nicolson at (907) 384-6015.

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