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Maryland Department of Health – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information

Due to the Executive Order that prohibits large crowds/gatherings and the growing concern over the spread of COVID-19, the 21MAR20 Orientation and Interview session for Freestate ChalleNGe Academy is postponed. If you have already registered, you will be contacted with the new date. If you are looking to enroll your child, please periodically check this website for updates. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but please stay safe and vigilant during this time.

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Tough, Demanding, No-Nonsense, Structure, Discipline, Accomplishment! These are words that define the Freestate ChalleNGe Academy and lead to your future success!

Life is a challenge in many ways. Several youth have different life experiences, but in the end, many realize the same results. The Freestate ChalleNGe Academy gives youth the opportunity to change their lives around by providing a second chance to become productive citizens.

The purpose of the Freestate ChalleNGe Academy is to provide at-risk youth with academic, job skills and life skills training with emphasis on positive values in a structured environment that will give them hope and opportunity to become productive citizens.

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changingMDOur Customer Service Promise

  • Friendly and Courteous: We will be helpful and supportive and have a positive attitude and passion for what we do.
  • Timely and Responsive: We will be proactive, take initiative, and will try to anticipate your needs.
  • Accurate and Consistent: We will always aim for 100% accuracy, and be consistent in how we interpret and implement State policies and procedures.
  • Accessible and Convenient: We will continue to simplify and improve access to information and resources.
  • Truthful and Transparent: We will advance a culture of honesty, clarity, and trust.
  • Resolution: We will inform constituents clearly and concisely and provide assistance in a timely manner.
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Eligibility Criteria

View Freestate Applicant Eligibility Criteria to ensure eligiblility in program

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