A STEM, career-focused educational choice for Alabama students.

Now enrolling 9th and 10th graders for the 2023-2024 school year.

We are approved, excited and ready to see our students soar.

AAHS is the first aviation-focused, free public charter school in Alabama dedicated to creating the aerospace and aviation leaders of tomorrow. The school welcomed its first class of approximately 100 ninth-grade students in August 2022 and will be adding a new group of students each year until enrollment reaches approximately 550 students.

AAHS offers a unique, career-focused curriculum designed to give students a direct path to the aviation industry and an advanced STEM education in an intentionally diverse school community. Through our rigorous, immersive, and industry-aligned instruction, we’re giving our students the skills, curiosity, and inspiration to pursue careers that will challenge and reward them professionally and personally.

Creating the thinkers, explorers, and problem solvers of tomorrow.

AAHS wasn’t founded just to teach aviation-related subjects. The school leaders have created an educational environment intentionally designed to inspire students to discover and explore and give them clearly defined pathways and opportunities to continue their education or go directly into fulfilling careers. This isn’t education for education’s sake. This future-building, career-focused education will change the lives of our students, who will then change the world.

If your student wants a free public education that genuinely prepares them for an exciting, rewarding future, AAHS is where they need to be.

A free public high school experience designed to prepare students for college and career success.

  • College Preparatory Core Curriculum
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Advanced Placement Courses
  • Boys and Girls Team Sports
  • Aviation and Aerospace Industry Apprenticeships and Internships
  • Coding
  • Robotics
  • Industry-Aligned Student Led Organizations
  • Service Clubs
  • Cyber Security Curricula
  • STEM Disciplines and Learning

“On Fridays when many other high school students are taking their end-of-the-week performative assessments, our students will be in a hangar working alongside an airframe or power plant mechanic learning about rivets in different types of aircraft. Or maybe they’ll be in ground school learning about the weather so they can pursue a commercial pilot or commercial drone pilot’s license. These are the opportunities we’re giving our students — right here, right now in Bessemer.”

— AAHS Founder & CEO Ruben Morris

AAHS is changing the educational landscape in Alabama.

We are passionate and determined to give each of our students the high-caliber, career-focused STEM education they want and deserve — but in too many cases have been unable to access. If you want your child to get the world-class education they need to soar, start your child’s pre-enrollment form today.

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