Advantage Academy

History

History
 
Advantage Academy is a tuition-free Pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade tuition-free public charter school with over 1,700 students founded by Dr. Allen Beck in 1998 with 60 students. We are based in Duncanville, Texas with four DFW area campuses. One PreK-8th grade campus located in Southwest Dallas known as our North Duncanville campus, a PreK-8th grade campus in Waxahachie a PreK-8th grade and high school in Grand Prairie, Texas. 100% of our high school students were College and Career ready last year.

Advantage Academy offers career and technology education courses that include: STEM, Business and Multimedia CTE endorsements and free dual credit with local colleges. They place an emphasis on character and student leadership development utilizing FranklinCovey's highly acclaimed The Leader in Me whole-school transformation program.
 
Advantage Academy is operated by Eagle Advantage Schools, Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
 
Our founder, incorporated the following seven pillars or principles that we as an educational institute live by and strive to instill in our students.
 
“The Seven Pillars of a Champion”
  • Integrity
  • Humility
  • Authority
  • Stability
  • Community
  • Prosperity
  • Victory
The seven stars above the eagle head of our brand represent the Seven Pillars.
 
By teaching and cultivating these values in our students, including the importance of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, Advantage Academy reinforces its belief in the need to maintain a strong sense of the early American spirit. The American spirit established by the founding fathers and built upon by other American heroes and historical figures, provided a vision for America and its citizens which exemplified character, morals, and ethics. This framework allows the school to ensure that all students are receiving an education of TRUTH, where America’s history and early American values remain in place in the hearts and lives of today’s youth.
 
Abraham Lincoln represents the qualities that helped to establish our great nation and we believe that he is the ultimate role model for our school. Our employees and students are encouraged to emulate his leadership qualities, moral character and determination, as well as a strong work ethic and hope in the future. All of his qualities reinforce our Seven Pillars and when followed complete our motto: “Building Champions with a Future and a Hope.
 
“The philosophy of the schoolroom in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next."              Abraham Lincoln