LEAD Academy finds home in former Algernon Blair building

Montgomery's first-approved charter school has found its campus. 

LEAD Academy announced Thursday it will operate out of the former Algernon Blair building, a 30,000-square-foot facility on a nearly 13-acre campus located at 2897 Eastern Blvd. 

The property, which features two separate brick buildings and a lake, is owned by Montgomery businessman Rod Frazer who will lease the building to LEAD Academy. LEAD Chairperson Charlotte Meadows said the initial annual lease figure of the five-year deal looks to be in the $300,000 range and will escalate each subsequent year as LEAD adds students.

Lauren Little