Dear KY Parents,
The Kentucky National Guard Bluegrass Challenge Academy (BCA) is located at Fort Knox, KY is an alternative education program
which offers adolescents an opportunity to change their future. Students who are failing to progress in traditional schools looking for a
way to succeed outside of a traditional school setting learn self-discipline, leadership, and responsibility while working to obtain high
school credits in hopes of returning to their home school.
The Bluegrass Challenge Academy is led by professionals who emphasize discipline and education, this unique two part program
teaches core academics and life skills, and encourages young people from all walks of life to become productive and accomplished in
their chosen field.
In total, BCA is a 17 month program which consists of two phases. During the 5 month Residential Phase, students on live on site at
BCA located at Fort Knox, KY. During this phase, students attend school, receive individual counseling and are supervised 24 hours
per day. While attending BCA, students are enrolled in Eminence Independent School District A-5 School at the Bluegrass Challenge
After graduation from BCA, students return to their home school and enter into a 12 month Post Residential Phase. During this phase,
which is designed to help students continue in a positive direction, graduates are assisted by Case Managers and Community Members
to continue their education, enroll in college, begin job training, and find employment.