2. Phase II - Intermediate. The focus in this phase is on individual performance, with cadets receiving additional privileges.
3. Phase III - Final. Cadets are given additional responsibilities and privileges with a primary focus on preparing them for the Post Resident Phase and return to their communities.
Individual cadets will not move from one phase to the next. The phased Challenge period is designed for the entire class with the Director having the authority to move a class into a different phase. The staff is responsible for making recommendations.
As directed by NGB, Pre-Challenge is the first two (2) weeks of the Resident Phase. During this period, each candidate is challenged physically and mentally with a standard curriculum designed to familiarize him/her with the program. At the end of this period, each candidate is evaluated. It is then determined as to which candidate(s) can or can not meet the Challenge requirements.
The Challenge period is week three (3) through week twenty-two (22). This period is further divided into three phases. Each phase allows the cadet to earn more privileges as a reward for appropriate behavior.