Accel Day & Evening 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: Mobile

Grades: 6-12

Size: 400

Year Opened: 2017

School Grade: 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: Montgomery

Grades: K-5

Size: 360

Year Opened: 2019

School Grade: N/A

Legacy Preparatory Academy

Legacy Prep, Birmingham’s first charter school, serves grades K through 2, adding one grade per year until the school reaches K-5. It is located at the Daniel Payne Community Center in the formery Daniel Payne Middle School building.

Location: Birmingham

Grades: K-2

Size: 150

Year Opened: 2019

School Grade: 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: Livingston

Grades: PK-9

Size: 410

Year Opened: 2018

School Grade: N/A

School Performance Map

StartUp Charter Schools in Alabama


Head of School: Jeremiah Newell

Address: 3100 Cottage Hill Road Mobile, AL 36606

Head of School: Darren Ramalho

Address: 1829 Prier Dr Marion, AL 36756

Head of School: Martin Nall

Address: 1 55th Place South Birmingham, AL 35212

Head of School: Erik Estill

Address: 2897 Eastern Blvd Montgomery, AL 36116

Head of School: Jonta Morris

Address: 1500 Daniel Payne Dr Birmingham, AL 35214

Head of School: Kia Debnam

Address: 2048 West Fairview Avenue Montgomery, AL 36108

Head of School: Mike Wilson

Address: 75 Bagby Dr Homewood, AL 35205

Head of School: JJ Wedgeworth

Address: 108 North St Livingston, AL 35470