Homewood’s Magic City Acceptance Academy breaks ground and barriers

Inside the Magic City Acceptance Academy prior to the wall-breaking
Inside the Magic City Acceptance Academy prior to the wall-breaking. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Today marked a new day for the Magic City Acceptance Academy (MCAA) as it hosted a ceremonial “wall-breaking” on the Birmingham area’s newest charter school. The MCAA will be the first openly LGBTQ affirming school in Alabama and one of the first in the US.

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Meet the Magic City Acceptance Academy, a school designed to be safe for every 6-12 grade student—coming soon

Mike Wilson of Magic City Acceptance Academy
Founding Principal Dr. Mike Wilson of the Magic City Acceptance Academy. Photo via Mike Wilson

After three rejections from the Alabama Public Charter School Commission, the Magic City Acceptance Center got a 7-2 yes vote, granting them the approval they’d been seeking on November 4, 2020. This new school for students in grades 6-12 opens in Fall 2021 in Homewood, and begins accepting applications in February 2021. Keep reading to learn more about the school with acceptance as  its middle name.

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