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  • 16 to 18 years of age upon entry.  Students who are 15 may apply for class 29 if they turn 16 during the residential phase of the academy (Jan - May 2022).

  • Must be at risk of not graduating high school (credit deficient)

  • Student must be a legal resident of the United States and California.

  • Must be willing to be drug free.

  • No pending legal charges, felony adjudications, or deferred entry of judgement.

  • Emotionally and physically capable of completing program.

  • Students must volunteer to attend Sunburst (We are not an alternative sentencing program, placement facility, parents cannot force students to attend).


Sunburst is a quasi military leadership academy that is free for students who have decided to make positive change in their lives.  

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