Maranathan Academy

  • Maranathan Academy is a nonprofit (501c-3), all scholarship school (grades 6-12), committed to educating and changing the lives of critically at risk youth, in Birmingham and surrounding communities.
  • Students enter Maranathan wounded and looking for a place to belong.They emerge equipped to excel. The primary goal of Maranathan Academy, is to break the cycle of government dependency, that has plagued the families of critically at-risk youth for generations. Maranathan Academy has been changing and saving the lives of critically atrisk youth for 26 years!".

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School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1991
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students11 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeMaranathan Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size5 students
Number of AP Courses3 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average ACT score18
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$10,000
Tuition NotesMiddle School Tuition is 8,000 annually High School Tuition is 10,000 annually
% on Financial Aid
99%
Average Financial Aid Grant$9,000
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDonna Dukes

Sports

Total Sports Offered1 sports
SportsIntramural Sports OnlyIntramural Sports Only

School Notes

"Making hope & the ability to dream a part of the world of Critically At-Risk youth works! I`ve seen it work-"  Donna Dukes Founder & Executive Director

Maranathan Academy was founded on September 3, 1991. Maranathan is a nonprofit (501c-3), all scholarship school (grades 6-12), committed to educating and changing the lives of critically at risk youth, in Birmingham and surrounding communities.Students enter Maranathan wounded and looking for a place to belong. They emerge equipped to excel. 

The mission of Maranathan Family Learning Center & Academy, Inc. (MFLC&A, Inc.) is simple to save the lives of critically at risk youth.

The primary goal of Maranathan Academy, is to break the cycle of government dependency, that has plagued the families of critically at-risk youth for generations.  

Maranathan Academy is dedicated to, through the transformative power of education --
  • provide an educational oasis for individuals in desperate need of a second chance 
  • provide academic, spiritual and emotional  strength for critically at risk youth and their  families

With the combined numbers of students and their family members who have received our unique   services, Maranathan Academy has significantly   impacted over 1, 500 lives. 
  • 85 percent of our students have completed high   school and earned diplomas.
  • 53 percent of our graduates have entered colleges and universities.
  • The remaining 47 percent of our graduates have entered the military or become certified in a trade and gainfully employed. 
Having gained essential skills from counseling services, workshops on financial literacy, and life skills training, Maranathan`s graduates are thriving in the corporate and service areas, like law enforcement, banking, cosmetology, law, welding, HVAC, nursing, and more. Combining required academic courses necessary for the attainment of a high school diploma, with the instillment of lessons on faith, self-esteem, financial literacy and personal responsibility, the courses of study offered at Maranathan Academy, provide a life changing experience for critically at-risk youth and their families.

Maranathan Academy is dedicated to ensuring that their graduates become productive, contributing members of society and credits to their country. 
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Birmingham
    Grades: 2-12 | 65 students
    11.1 miles
    2701 Sydney Drive
    Birmingham, AL 35211
    (205)423-8660
    11.1 2-12
    65
  • Birmingham
    Grades: PK-12 | 112 students
    9.2 miles
    5568 Chalkville Rd
    Birmingham, AL 35235
    (205)854-2741
    9.2 PK-12
    112
  • Alabaster
    Developing Alabama Youth Day F
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: 7-11 | 55 students
    21.6 miles
    117 Plaza Circle
    Alabaster, AL 35007
    (205)664-1600
    21.6 7-11
    55
  • Bessemer
    Victory Christian Academy
    Alternative School (Christian)
    Grades: K-12 | 42 students
    14.8 miles
    3100 Dartmouth Ave
    Bessemer, AL 35020
    (205)424-8533
    14.8 K-12
    42

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