These parents chose i3 Academy for their kids—here’s why. Apply for the lottery by Jan. 18

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Dr. Martin Nalls at i3 Academy
Dr. Martin Nalls at i3 Academy. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Imagine, investigate, innovate. That’s what i3 stands for, and that philosophy is baked into everything i3 Academy does. We talked to parents of four students who started at the school when it opened in August 2020 to see what they would say to other parents who are considering applying. Lottery applications for this tuition-free K-6 public charter school are due by 11:59PM on January 18, 2021.

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How i3 Academy fits into Woodlawn’s new vision—apply by Jan. 18, 2021

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Mashonda Taylor of the Woodlawn Foundation + Dr. Tommy Bice with i3 Academy
i3 Academy is built into the fabric of the Woodlawn Community. l-r: Mashonda Taylor, Executive Director of Woodlawn Foundation + Dr. Tommy Bice, Chair of the i3 Academy board of directors. Photo via Sharron Swain for Bham Now

If you haven’t heard, i3 Academy is a new tuition-free public charter school in Woodlawn. Their mission: to help students become change agents and problem solvers. They’re currently taking applications for the lottery for rising K-6 students. To learn more, we reached out to Mashonda Taylor and Dr. Tommy Bice. Here’s what they said.

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Meet i3 Academy’s Dr. Martin Nalls + why he loves this new charter school in Woodlawn

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Dr. Martin Nalls of i3 Academy
Dr. Martin Nalls is the head of school at i3 Academy. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Imagine, investigate, innovate. That’s what the three “I”s stand for at  Academy, and a lot of each is happening at this new charter school in Woodlawn. We spoke with Dr. Martin Nalls, the head of school at i3 Academy, to get the inside scoop on why he and others love this school so much. If you’ve got a rising K-6th grader, apply before Jan. 18, 2021 for the 2021-22 school year lottery.  

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