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*Currently taking applications for Class 34 of July 2024.
APPLICANTS MUST MEET THESE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY FOR SUNBURTST YOUTH ACADEMY
A citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States
Applicants must submit a copy of their California ID, Birth Certificate, and Social Security card.
15 1/2-18 years of age
Applicants must turn 16 prior to the conclusion of the residential phase December 2024,
and cannot turn 19 prior to the start date, July 2024.
At-risk of dropping out of high school or credit deficient
Students MUST be behind in credits (not on track to graduate). We require copies of transcripts (official or unofficial) to evaluate eligibility.
Not under indictment, or ever convicted of a felony.
Physically and mentally capable of completing the program
Each applicant will need to complete our sports physical with their doctor prior to acceptance. Any significant medical issues must be cleared by your physician. You will know if we need any type of specialist clearance upon completion of the student interview.
Must be willing to be drug-free
Sunburst is a secure facility and no drugs are accessible to cadets.
This is a voluntary program and students MUST want to apply! Parents cannot force their children to apply. This program cannot be court-ordered or used as an alternative sentencing program. If any of this is discovered throughout the application process the student will be disqualified.
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