New Charter School to bring the H.E.A.T. in Chisholm Community


By Jamal Thomas

Montgomery, AL- A community event was held on Saturday afternoon January 2, 2021 at Flatline Church at Chisholm to announce the opening of I Dream Big Academy (IDB), a new charter school.

“IDB focuses on helping children identify their passion” said Dr. Lucretia Prince, Co-founder of IDB. “Our children have so much talent that needs to be tapped into. We want to instill in them the motivation that they need to make them take risks and dream.”

IDB is bringing the H.E.A.T. through 4 Career Academies- Health, Entrepreneurship, Automotive, and Technology. Students will have the opportunity earn college credits, become certified for high demand careers, and earn Amazon certifications. The following certifications are offered:

Health Academy: Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy, Patient Care Technician

Automotive Academy: Brake and Suspensions, Engine Repair, Production

Technology Academy: Cloud Computing, Coding and Programming, Robotics, Cyber Security

Co-founder Angela Lang is excited about IDB coming to the community. “We want to ensure all students are set up for success. We believe that all students can learn.”

IDB will open its doors in 2022 and will start accepting applications in October of this year. A website is expected to launch in February.

The mission of IDB is to inspire learners to realize their gifts, relentlessly pursue their dreams, and become the best version of themselves by removing barriers, strengthening readiness, and stretching the limits of their potential.

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