Eligibility The basic qualifications for acceptance into the Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy are:

  • 16-18 years of age on Opening Day
  • Educationally at-risk
  • Free of illegal drugs
  • Mentally and physically capable to participate in the Program
  • Not currently under indictment or convicted of a felony offense
  • West Virginia resident
  • Must attend an OPI (Orientation, Processing, Interview)

A mandatory drug screen will be conducted on Opening Day.  Applicants may not enter the Academy if they test positive for the presence of illegal drugs.