Creating Tomorrow’s Aviation and Aerospace Leaders.

Enroll now. Opening August 2022.

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

We will be opening our doors in our temporary Bessemer location in August 2022 while we complete construction on our permanent campus.

AAHS officially received state approval in August and finalized all necessary agreements in November 2021. What we have worked so long for has finally become a reality. As a new aviation-focused public charter school, we will be offering Birmingham-area students a future-building, career and college-focused education that will put them on the path to success.

We’re bringing a whole new kind of educational opportunity to students: the chance to get an outstanding high school education combined with industry-aligned, career-focused training and experience. In addition to hands-on, experiential instruction, we will provide clearly defined pathways for our diverse student body to enter aviation and aerospace careers.

AAHS is going to change the educational landscape in Alabama. We are passionate and determined to offer students the high-caliber, career-focused STEM education they want and deserve — but in too many cases have been unable to access.

If your student wants a free public education that genuinely prepares them for an exciting, rewarding future in aviation and aerospace, 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

“As the Chair of the K-12 Outreach Committee for Delta Air Lines, our decision to commit to support Alabama Aerospace and Aviation High School was an easy one. This school will not only provide a pipeline of development for future aviation mechanics and pilots, but with the additional wide range of course curricula provides the local community, state and country with a resource of young aviation professionals that will be second to none.”

Patrick Mills
K-12 Outreach Committee Chair
Delta Air Lines

Upcoming Events

Alabama Aerospace & Aviation College & Career Expo

Saturday, April 30th
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Bessemer Municipal Airport – ELG Air Hanger
650B Mitchell Field Road, Bessemer, AL 35022

Learn from business/industry representatives, the military, 2-year and 4-year colleges about:

  • career options
  • training options
  • core skill needs
  • extended opportunities and perks

Tower Talk

A series of stakeholder engagement opportunities that will provide general information about AAHS enrollment, academic model, and culture.

Saturday, March 19, 2022
12 pm — 1 pm
Pelham YMCA
2610 Pelham Pkwy, Pelham, AL 35214

Saturday, April 9, 2022
2:30 pm — 3:30 pm
Hoover Public Library
200 Municipal Dr, Hoover, AL 35216

Saturday, April 16, 2022
12 pm — 1 pm
Fountain of Life Ministries
1414 2nd Ave N, Bessemer, AL 35020

Saturday, April 30, 2022
11 am — 1 pm
Bessemer Municipal Airport
900 Mitchell Field Road, Bessemer AL 35022

Most Recent News

AAHS accepted to the Amazon Future Engineer sponsorship program in partnership with Project STEM for the 2022-23 school year. 150 150 Brian

AAHS accepted to the Amazon Future Engineer sponsorship program in partnership with Project STEM for the 2022-23 school year.

Alabama Aerospace and Aviation High School (AAHS) is thrilled to announce its acceptance into the Amazon Future Engineer sponsorship program in partnership with Project STEM for the upcoming school year.

“This is huge for AAHS,” said Ruben Morris, founder and CEO of AAHS. “We believe our acceptance into this program underscores the importance and extreme relevance of our mission here at AAHS, which is giving our kids the education and training they need for successful careers in today’s rapidly changing professional landscape. The education and skills they receive at AAHS will enable them to compete and thrive for many years to come.”

Amazon Future Engineer is a comprehensive childhood-to-career program aimed at increasing access to computer science education for children and young adults from underserved and underrepresented communities.

According to the program, computing jobs are the number one source of new wages in the United States. There are 500,000 jobs currently open in every industry and every state, and they’re projected to grow at twice the rate of all other jobs. 

Also according to data provided by the program, women who try AP Computer Science in high school are ten times more likely to major in CS in college. Black and Hispanic students are seven times more likely. And children who study computer science in high school are 17 percent more likely to attend college.

As part of the Amazon Future Engineer sponsorship program, AAHS will receive:

Curriculum – All student course materials, including videos and assessments, along with lesson plans, slides, and more. The curriculum includes computer science, artificial intelligence, creative media, and more.

Support – Seven-day/week curriculum Q&A with teaching assistants and a dedicated school partnership manager.

Professional Development – Online courses that explore curriculum and teaching strategies for new and experienced teachers alike.

Career Connections – Students will have the opportunity to connect in-person or virtually with an Amazon employee, or take a field trip to a nearby fulfillment center.

CSTA+ Membership – Partnering with the local CS community, AAHS will get valuable resources, discounts, and professional development opportunities.

High schools must go through a rigorous application process to participate in the Amazon Future Engineer sponsorship program in partnership with Project STEM.

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