If your son or daughter is 16-18 years old, has or is at risk of dropping out of high school, then you need to check out this opportunity that has helped so many. Challenge High School offers the academic portion of the Texas Challenge Academy (TCA). It takes hard work, dedication, and is not called Challenge for nothing. But if your son or daughter is like mine has been, and is motivated to complete this program, they can make up credits, graduate, and/or get their GED. The program is a game changer for at risk youth.
- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2014
This program is a scam. A LOT of tough talk and no action to back it up. They made a "deal" with my son that if he stayed 2 weeks, they would let him leave. This was done behind my back and then I had to pay for the bus ticket for him to come home. He couldn't even stay until I had a day off from work to go get him. They used the excuse that the program was "voluntary". So is the military, and once you volunteer and sign / swear in, you can't decide to "un-volunteer" just because it is tough. It was supposed to be the same for the academy. On top of that, he was supposed to be sent home with "everything" I sent with him. That was a lie. I purchased school supplies and every OTC med my son could possibly need for what was supposed to be a 5 and 1/2 MONTH stay. NONE of it was returned and it was well over $250 dollars worth of stuff. When we called and finally got someone to speak to, we were told to send a prepaid postage box and they would return the items. We sent the box and they still did NOT return anything, nor will they return phone calls. The academy was supposed to help him, instead they only reinforced that he can get his way and quit when things are tough.