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Banks Academy Welcomes a New Executive Director Cas McWaters

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Bringing with him a vast number of years of full and part time educational experience and 43 years of music ministry, Cas McWaters recently joined Banks Academy as its new Executive Director. He comes to Banks Academy after retiring as Principal from Vestavia Hills High School in 2013 and serving 8 ½ years in multiple administrative roles at Cornerstone Schools of Alabama.  

Cas McWaters
Banks Academy’s new Executive Director Cas McWaters has many years of experience in full and part time education.

Banks Academy is an ACSI accredited non-denominational private Christian High School located in northeast Birmingham serving grades 9-12. The school opened in August of 2015 and recently moved to a new location in partnership with Huffman Baptist Church located at 700 Huffman Road.

McWaters will be concentrating on starting a Middle School at Banks Academy while continuing to pursue academic excellence for the students. McWaters explained he prayed for several months whether the Lord wanted him to make this change, and the Lord was clear in His guidance.  “Banks Academy is blessed to have an experienced Godly Principal with Dr. Cathy Trimble,” McWaters said adding, “With a goal of excellent Christian education, serving like Jesus in the community, and building character through a competitive athletic program, the best days are ahead for Banks Academy. “

All Banks Academy students receive scholarship help through the Alabama Accountability Act and local donations. If you would like to be a part of the Banks Academy Spring Banquet on April 11, former SEC Head Coach David Cutcliff will be speaking. Tickets may be purchased by visiting

Banks Academy is now enrolling students for the 2023-2024 school year. You may complete an application on the website at or feel free to come by and visit the school. If you have any questions about the school, please don’t hesitate to call McWaters at 205-578-2541. †

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