Coach Carter Impact Academy is the brainchild of for high school basketball coach Ken Carter, who was made famous by the 2005 movie Coach Carter. Allowing around 65 students to board and study at the school the academy is open to around 150 students in grades 8-12. Known for placing academic achievement as highly as basketball success for his teams Carter established his Impact Academy in 2009 in the small, rural town of Marlin, Texas. Attempting to build self discipline the school offers long academic days lasting from 6 am through 6 pm. They require the students to complete their own general tasks, such as laundry and cooking meals. Students also operate a store and barber shop within the grounds of the school.