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Character and Leadership

Character and Leadership

Commitment to character education and champion development is the heart of Advantage Academy’s mission. Our character program was developed to motivate, reach the heart of a student; educate, causing the students to respond and open their minds for instruction; and activate, encouraging them to present their hands for service. We believe character is an integral component to academic success and developing productive citizens in our community.

The “Seven Pillars:"


We believe as students embrace these strong Pillars, it will establish their footsteps on the road to personal “Success and Victory.”

In addition to our “Seven Pillars,” Advantage Academy has adopted “The Leader In Me” program. “The Leader in Me is a whole-school transformation model that acts like the operating system of a computer—it improves the performance of all other programs. Based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The Leader in Me equips students with the self-confidence and skills they need to thrive in the 21st-century economy.” (

Students will learn and practice 7 Habits in their daily lives at school and at home.

The 7 Habits:

Habit 1 – Be Proactive

Habit 2 – Begin With the End in Mind

Habit 3 – Put First Things First

Habit 4 – Think Win-Win

Habit 5 – Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Habit 6 – Synergize

Habit 7 – Sharpen the Saw

Advantage Academy students will have a “Leadership Notebook.” This notebook contains valuable information to the students and will serve as a portfolio of the students’ leadership. Students will track their attendance, behavior, data, goals, daily objectives, and reading logs. Each student will create a “Personal Mission Statement” and contribute ideas to compose a “Class Mission Statement.”

Each student will have a “Leadership” role in class in which he or she will have to apply for. Advantage Academy encourages all students to become leaders and we will provide them with the tools to become excellent leaders through this program.

Each 9 weeks, each campus will have “Sharpen the Saw Celebrations” that will celebrate student success. Please subscribe to your campus’s monthly newsletter to receive updates.

Once per month, each campus will have a Character and Leadership Assembly that will highlight a “Pillar” and a “Habit.”

It is Advantage Academy’s belief that a student and their parent’s commitment to character education will play an essential part in the success of each student.

During the 2014-15 school year we also introduced the Why Try program for older students.

Click below to read some of the personal mission statements written by students.