Q:How long is the program?

A: The program is 17 1/2 months total - 22 weeks (5 1/2 months) Residential Phase followed by the 12 month Post-Residential Phase.


Q:Is there an age limit?

A:Yes, the applicants must be 16-18 years of age.


Q:How much does the program cost?

A:There is no cost to the applicant. 


Q:What are the Qualifications for my child?

A:Young men and women, 16-18 years of age upon entry into the program. Not Currently attending school, or does not have credits to graduate. Physically and Mentally capable of completing 22 week residential program. Not currently on or have ever been on probation for felony crimes. Drug free upon entry into program Volunteer for program. Legal Resident of New Mexico with a NM ID. 


Q:Can I visit my child while attending the program?



Q:Can the cadet receive and send mail?



Q:Is the GED certificate guaranteed?

A: No, the cadet must pass the GED test in order to receive the certificate.


Q:Does my child have to be in trouble with the law?

A:No, Any youth that is failing academically and/or behaviorally. Any youth that is in danger of getting seriously involved in the Juvenile correctional system. 

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