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Teachers FAQ's

Advantage Academy (AA) seeks employees who demonstrate the principles of our 7 Pillars of a Champion which include; Integrity, Humility, Authority, Stability, Community, Prosperity and Victory. Advantage Academy is interested in partnering with educators who love children and are called to assist them in achieving success. Advantage Academy teachers are expected to be committed, skilled in their focused areas, critical thinkers, problem solvers and student centered in all aspects.

Advantage Academy team members must actively contribute to the success of all AA students and the school system itself through the effective performance of their job responsibilities and duties. AA employees are expected to conduct themselves, their tasks and all company business using legal, ethical, professional and established organizational standards at all times.

Teacher Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I apply?

A: Individuals considering a position at Advantage Academy must complete an online application.

Please note that applications are only accepted online; please do not email, fax, or mail a copy of your resume. Should you experience any difficulty with our online system, please contact hr@advantageacademy.org.

Q: How do I know if my application was received by AA?

A: Once your application is submitted, you should receive an automatic email confirming that your application has been received.  Please check your spam and junk mail folder for this email if you do not see it in your inbox. If you have not received this email, your application has not been successfully submitted.

Q: Can I apply for more than one position?

A: Yes. However, when your application is reviewed and the selection process begins, we may determine that you are a better candidate for a particular area or grade level. Recommendations may or may not align with positions applied for.

Q: Can I apply to a specific school or grade level?

A: If you are interested in a particular campus or grade level, please make your preference known and your request will be considered as you move through the selection process.

Q: Are there any benefits to applying early?

A: Yes. We receive a large number of applicants and the earlier you apply the better your chances are to be considered for an open position. We encourage all applicants to submit an application as early in the year as possible.

Q: What is the selection process for teaching positions?

A: All positions at Advantage Academy require that applicants go through an interviewing and selection process.

Q: Do I need to be certified to teach at Advantage Academy?

A: Advantage Academy encourages all teachers to be or to become certified as soon as possible. However, charter schools are not required to employ certified teachers. If you are hired as a teacher and are not certified, Human Resources Department will assist you in creating an active plan to become certified.

Q: How do I become certified in Texas?

A: Applicants can receive personalized guidance from our Human Resources Department.  It is important that you work closely with HR to ensure you are taking the right steps and exams to be in compliance.

Q: What if I’m certified In another State

A: If you are certified in another state as a teacher, it may be possible to transfer your certification to Texas.  Please visit www.tea.texas.gov  for more information.

Q: What if I’m not certified at all?

A: If you are not currently certified in another state or in Texas, you may seek assistance from an Alternative Certification Program (ACP) to achieve certification in Texas. Please contact the HR Department for details.

Q: What if I am not selected to move forward in the interviewing process?

A: If you are not selected to advance in our hiring process, you should continue to gain experience, focus on your relevant skills and reapply. Advantage Academy is always in pursuit of excellent teachers as our school and staff continues to expand.

Q: Is AA required to complete a criminal background check on teachers and other employees or applicants for employment? 

A: Yes. AA will conduct criminal background checks on all certified educators and every other employee hired by the school district. Furthermore, all employees will be required to undergo a fingerprint-based national criminal history review as well.

Q: Can a School District employ a person who is convicted of a criminal offense?

A: Yes. Section 22.085 of the Texas Education Code prohibits district from hiring persons convicted of certain serious offenses (Title 5 felonies), or registered sex offenders against persons under 18. However, school districts generally create and follow their own policies in reference to hiring criteria.