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Accel Academy

Alabama's first tuition-free public charter school serves high school students in grades 6-12. ACCEL provides a challenging college-preparatory curriculum, individualized instruction, small class sizes, and engaging use of technology in a safe, supportive environment to ensure students graduate college and career ready.

LOCATION

GRADES

SIZE

YEAR OPENED

SCHOOL GRADE

6-12

Mobile

400

2017

N/A

Alabama Aerospace & Aviation High School

AAHS provides students in Bessemer with an outstanding high school education while leaning on robust industry partnerships to offer clearly defined pathways for students to enter aviation and aerospace careers. 

LOCATION

GRADES

SIZE

YEAR OPENED

SCHOOL GRADE

9-12

Bessemer

150

2022

N/A

Bellingrath Middle

With the support of the Montgomery Education Foundation (MEF) and Phalen Leadership Academies (PLA), Bellinggrath Middle works together with parents and the community to improve the educational outcomes of scholars and neighborhood families. Bellingrath Middle exists to serve the local community and create a safe and thriving space for scholars to feel loved, empowered, and encouraged through quality education.

LOCATION

GRADES

SIZE

YEAR OPENED

SCHOOL GRADE

6-8

Montgomery

500

2022

N/A

Breakthrough Charter School

Serving students in Perry County, Breakthrough Charter School is preparing students for success as citizens and leaders by providing a rigorous, service-oriented, and project-based public school that supports the social-emotional development of each individual child.

LOCATION

GRADES

SIZE

YEAR OPENED

SCHOOL GRADE

K-8

Perry County

135

2021

N/A

Davis Elementary 

With the support of the Montgomery Education Foundation (MEF) and Phalen Leadership Academies (PLA), Davis Elementary works together with parents and the community to improve the educational outcomes of scholars and neighborhood families. Davis exists to serve the local community and create a safe and thriving space for scholars to feel loved, empowered, and encouraged through quality education.

LOCATION

GRADES

SIZE

YEAR OPENED

SCHOOL GRADE

K-5

Montgomery

499

2021

N/A

Empower Community School

Empower takes a personalized approach to learning to support the academic, social, and emotional development of each scholar and prepares them to excel in every endeavor with the courage and ability to advocate for themselves and their community.

LOCATION

GRADES

SIZE

YEAR OPENED

SCHOOL GRADE

K-8

Bessemer

150

2022

N/A

i3 Academy

Modeled after Purpose Built Communities, Birmingham's second charter school is a centerpiece to the broader Woodlawn community re-development effort. The school emphasizes innovation through an academic model centered on STEAM education and project-based learning. 

LOCATION

GRADES

SIZE

YEAR OPENED

SCHOOL GRADE

K-5

Birmingham

420

2020

N/A

LEAD Academy

LEAD Academy is Montgomery's first charter school.  With a curriculum focusing on Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Math, the school offers a comprehensive educational experience beginning with grades K-5.

LOCATION

GRADES

SIZE

YEAR OPENED

SCHOOL GRADE

K-5

Montgomery

360

2019

N/A

Legacy Prep

Legacy Prep, Birmingham's first charter school, serves grades K through 3, adding one grade per year until the school reaches PreK-12. It is located at the Daniel Payne Community Center in the former Daniel Payne Middle School building.

LOCATION

GRADES

SIZE

YEAR OPENED

SCHOOL GRADE

K-3

Birmingham

150

2019

N/A

Life Academy

LIFE Academy prepares all students, grades K-8, for a successful future in college, trades, and entrepreneurship. With a culturally relevant and equitable lens, LIFE Academy serves both students and families.

LOCATION

GRADES

SIZE

YEAR OPENED

SCHOOL GRADE

K-8

Montgomery

205

2021

N/A

Magic City Acceptance 

The Magic City Acceptance Academy (MCAA) facilitates a community in which all learners are empowered to embrace education, achieve individual success and take ownership of their future in a brave, LGBTQ-affirming learning environment.

LOCATION

GRADES

SIZE

YEAR OPENED

SCHOOL GRADE

6-12

Homewood

230

2021

N/A

Nixon Elementary

With the support of the Montgomery Education Foundation (MEF) and Phalen Leadership Academies (PLA), Nixon Elementary works together with parents and the community to improve the educational outcomes of scholars and neighborhood families. Nixon exists to serve the local community and create a safe and thriving space for scholars to feel loved, empowered, and encouraged through quality education.

LOCATION

GRADES

SIZE

YEAR OPENED

SCHOOL GRADE

K-5

Montgomery

500

2022

N/A

University Charter School

University Charter School is a public charter school serving grades Pre-K through 9, adding one grade per year until we become PK-12. It is located on the campus of the University of West Alabama, a rural institution of higher education dedicated to meeting the educational needs of West Alabama.

LOCATION

GRADES

SIZE

YEAR OPENED

SCHOOL GRADE

PK-9

Livingston

410

2018

N/A

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