Save the Wyoming Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy
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The Wyoming Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy is a free, revenue neutral residential academy for nontraditional learners ages 16 to 18. The school is a fully-accredited, quasi-military academy that is open to Wyoming residents regardless of income level.
In addition to its traditional high school curriculum, the academy teaches leadership, job skills, coping skills and other components geared toward improving student attitudes and preparing them to lead productive, fulfilling lives.
The program is funded via cooperative agreement in which the state funds 25% of program costs and the Federal government pays 75% ($1 million and $3 million, respectively).
The program is being considered for permanent closure due to the state's $515 million budgetary shortfall.