The Youth Challenge Program offers two pathways

HiSET Prep and Course Choice/Credit Recovery, both of which have students earning Carnegie Units during their 22 week cycle. This means schools no longer need to drop YCP students from their enrollment – regardless of a student’s pathway.


YCP is a state approved HiSET provider. During the 5 month Residential Phase, students attend daily classes with certified instructors and work at their own pace to improve their math and reading skills in order to increase their individual grade level. Those students who meet state eligibility requirements are provided the opportunity to test for their high school equivalency diploma.

Course Choice/Credit Recovery – CCCR

YCP is a state-approved Supplemental Course Allocation/Course Choice (SCA) provider. This option is designed for students who are doing well in school and motivated to graduate with their high school diploma. In order to participate in the option, students MUST be referred by their school counselor. The school counselor will advise on the best courses for the student that meet all graduation requirements.

2022 Referral Page
Edgenuity Louisiana Course List 2022


The Youth Challenge Scholarship program of the Louisiana National Guard Foundation provides scholarships to graduates of the Youth Challenge Program (YCP) administered by the Louisiana National Guard’s Education Program throughout the state.

Youth Challenge Scholarship

Are you ready for the challenge?

Our program supplies graduates with the values, life skills, education, and self-discipline necessary to succeed as productive citizens.