SECOND CHANCES START HERE!
NJYCA is excited to welcome Class 56 on July 17, 2023. The application process is now open.
Refer to the eligibility requirements, application process and required documents below.
To be accepted into the New Jersey Youth ChalleNGe Academy, prospective cadets must meet the following eligibility requirements.
Due to possible delays at government agencies, if you are considering applying to the Academy and do not have a valid county or state ID, social security card, or birth certificate available, we suggest you go ahead and apply for those now.
- For information on a state identification card:
- For information on replacing your social security card:
- For information on replacing your birth certificate:
Additional Documentation Needed
High School Transcript
Contact your current/most recent school’s guidance department to request a copy of your latest transcript.
Proof of Residency
Copy of legal guardian’s valid driver’s license with a current lease, mortgage statement, or utility bill.
Letter of Recommendation
A letter from a current or former teacher, counselor, or administrator recommending you to our Academy.
Proof of US Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency
Official U.S. birth certificate, certificate of naturalization, or INS Proof of Permanent Residency card (I-551).
Proof from certified medical professionals that shows you are physically and mentally sound to attend our Academy will be required.