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You are about to embark upon a journey that will forever change your life and set you up for success. Your goals and dreams are only a few steps away. 

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Throughout the recruiting process if you or your applicant feel overwhelmed or unsure about anything, please reach out and let us help.


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  •  16 - 18 Years of age.
  • Leagal Citizen.
  • Dropped out or on the verge of dropping out of traditional High School.

    Free from illegal substances.

    Not currently facing felony charges.
    Unemployed or underemployed.

The Recruiting Process


This is likely the step you are currently in. During this step, you are linked with a recruiter that serves specific counties. This recruiter is an expert in all things admissions. He or She will be working with you directly to get everything in order for you or your applicant. Rest assured that our recruiters are here to make the process seamless and smooth.


Your application has been received! You are well on your way to a life changing experience. During this step, your application is being screened to ensure qualifications are met and that there are no outstanding issues to be solved. Hasng in there, this can be the most lengthy step. Contact us for updates if you so choose.


Congratulations! You have been accepted! We have crossed all of our T’s and dotted all of our I’s. You will be receiving formal acceptance information and guidance on the next steps. We eagerly await your arrival.

Unfortunately, this can also be a step where you receive notification of a rejection. A rejection isn’t necessarily the end of the line though. If possible, we will work with you to remedy this status.


Your patience has paid off. Today is the big day. Applicants and parents/gaurdians arrive on site to begin the intake process. Applicants become candidates and eventually full fledged cadets. Uniforms are issued and bunks assigned. This is the first day of something wonderful.

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Your Future Awaits


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Appalachian Challenge Academy

Harlan, Ky

Bluegrass Challenge Academy

Ft. Knox, Ky

Feel free to use this area to determine which academy services your local area. If you know the academy please click on one of the logos above to be directed to their site. Otherwise, you can select your county below to be taken to the academy that services that area. As always, feel free to reach out to us if you have any problems.

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If you or someone you know could benefit from our services, please reach out to us today to begin the steps towards a successful future. If you have questions that need answers, please reach out to us today. If you’re still on the fence or otherwise unsure, let us help you navigate this life changing decision. We eagerly await the opportunity to help.

Our Campuses

Ft. Knox, Ky

114 Conroy Ave., Ft. Knox, Ky 41021


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Harlan, Ky

465 Grays Branch Road Grays Knob, Ky 40829


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