16-18 years of age at the time of entry into the program.
Behind in credits or a high school dropout or at-risk of dropping out of high school (cannot have a GED).
A citizen or legal resident of the United States.
A resident of Texas.
No pending court issues.
Not currently on parole or probation for other than juvenile status offenses, not awaiting sentencing, and not under indictment, charged, or convicted of a crime that is considered a felony when charged as an adult.
Cannot be court ordered. Must be a volunteer.
Physically capable/willing to participate in a progressive physical fitness program.
Have not been discharged from a treatment facility for mental health, substance abuse or behavior in the past 6 months. TCA is not a therapeutic treatment center or offer drug rehabilitation services.