Admission to the Patriot Academy is closed. The pilot program was deactivated on January 12, 2013. The program produced 504 graduates since its inception in 2009.
Successful applicants to the National Guard Patriot Academy must have scored at least 31 on the Armed Forces Qualification Test, pass a military physical and civil/criminal moral screening. No moral waivers were authorized. Applicants to the academy were between the ages of 17 and 21, did not turn 22 years prior to earning their diploma, and were withdrawn from high school for at least sixty days. To be considered, applicants must have needed six or less high school credits to graduate. Applicants cannot have a accredited GED or any type of high school diploma. All admission applications were processed through local Army National Guard recruiters. If you are interested in joining and would like to earn a high school equivalency diploma (GED), the National Guard GED Plus Program is still available. To find your local recruiter, logo onto www.NationalGuard.com.
The Patriot Academy did not accept applicants who are still in high school or who actively quit high school with intent of attending the Patriot Academy. The Patriot Academy believes that current high school students are best served in their communities, surrounded by their teachers, peers and mentors. We encourage students to stay in school.
Contact your local Army National Guard recruiter to see if you qualify to earn your GED through the National Guard GED Plus Program by logging onto www.NationalGuard.com.
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