Hidden away, but conveniently located in the heart of J-town, the Academy for Individual Excellence sits on 9.5 acres directly behind the Jeffersontown Library on Bluebird Lane. Beginning in 1984 as Quala Care Preschool, in a one room setting on Taylorsville Road, the school grew with its student body, adding a grade each year. In 1995, the school moved to its present site, making its home in what was once the Jeffersontown Vocational School. The building was remodeled to accommodate AIE’s year-round preschool program, Quala Care, as well as provide classroom space for the elementary, middle and high school grades. In 1999, with further remodeling and an addition to the building, more classroom space was created along with a cafeteria, performance stage and gymnasium. Today, the Academy serves more than 400 students, preschool through 12th grade, as a fully accredited academic program, certified by the Kentucky State Board of Education.