The mission of the Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy is to intervene in and reclaim the lives of 16-18 year old high school dropouts, producing program graduates with the values, life skills, education, and self-discipline necessary to succeed as responsible and productive citizens of Idaho.


IDYCA a holistic, quasi-military, fully-accredited residential high school academy (NOT a boot camp, detention or treatment facility), utilizing discipline and structure, to ensure a productive learning environment. Open to all 16-18 year-old Idaho residents. Participation is voluntary, and tuition-FREE.

IDYCA Testimonials

See what our graduates are saying. For more testimonials, see our Success Stories page.

Our Location

See our travel directions...Quick tips:

  • If you hit a gravel road, you are going the wrong way.
  • Do not follow your GPS, if you do not want to get lost.