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96%

of the students attending failing schools statewide are Black or Latino

65

of the 75 failing schools statewide have a poverty rate of at least 67%

36,696

students are enrolled

in "failing" schools in Alabama

In Alabama, our students' race and social class far too often determine the quality of their school. We must act urgently to rectify this injustice—their futures depend upon it.  

1

NEW SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT

We recruit high-quality charter school operators and develop homegrown leaders to build great schools throughout Alabama.  

2

TECHNICAL 

ASSISTANCE

We provide applicants and operators with expert guidance on technical needs such as developing an application, finding a facility, managing the back-office, and more.

3

COMMUNITY 

ENGAGEMENT

We ensure that parents and communities have access to clear information about school quality and the benefits that other options may present.

4

POLICY

ADVANCEMENT

We work with policymakers and administrative agencies to ensure that the regulatory landscape is supportive of high-quality charter schools.

CHARTER  SPOTLIGHT

Montgomery Public Schools approves LIFE Academy charter application

What We Do

We support the growth of excellent charter schools in Alabama by working within 4 Strategic Pillars.

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