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TCA accepting applications now

October 28, 2020 - 00:00
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The Texas ChalleNGe Academy is now accepting applications for the January 2021 class. The applicant must be 16-18 years old, a US citizen and Texas resident, have no felony convictions, and must volunteer. Zoom program presentations are available every Monday at 5 p.m. and Tuesday at 6 p.m. To sign up, please visit

The Texas Challenge Academy (TCA) is a voluntary, 5.5-month residential program for 16 through 18-year-old students across the state of Texas who are struggling to find success in a traditional high school. TCA collaborates with Rice CISD to provide academic opportunities to recover/earn credits and advance towards earning a high school diploma or a GED. TCA is a rigorous, quasi-military structured program with a curriculum that integrates eight core components: Academic Excellence, Life Coping Skills, Health and Hygiene, Physical Fitness, Job Skills, Leadership/Followership, Service to Community, and Responsible Citizenship.