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Smoke and mirrors
Teacher (Former Employee) –  Advanage AcademyFebruary 25, 2017
This is truly a for profit school. Teachers are pink slipped due to "low enrollment." Since when is sitting on 20 kids in a class "low" enrollment? Truthfully, I'm glad to have been let go because it was a terribly negative place to work. I had high hopes at the beginning, but this place is all smoke and mirrors. They talk a good talk, but that's as far as it goes. They are extremely controlling and serious micromanagers. They don't want you to bring anything from home (including books) and they'll repeat it over and over, just to be sure you've heard them. Sadly, your teacher supply box will include dried up, used dry erase markers. They know how to save money for the CEO, that's for sure! Another regular statement? Big brother is watching. You'll hear that one several times a day. Being cut due to "low enrollment" was the best thing to happen to me because now I'm in a school that truly walks the talk. They support their teachers. I LOVE where I am now! Oh, and the number of kids in my class now? 10. No layoffs due to "low enrollment" where I am now! Thanks for letting me go Advantage Academy! Your loss was my gain!!!
Pros
Kids
Cons
Too many to name
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Ok place to work
Classroom Teacher (Current Employee) –  Grand Prairie, TXFebruary 11, 2017
Days are extremely long, lack of trust for their teachers, not very competitive in their pay and advancement. No freedom to teach students, no help with students with extremely poor behavior. School is largely Hispanic, however they offer Bilingual, or ESL programs.
Pros
Free Lunch Programs
Cons
Low Salary, even for Veteran Teachers, Long hours
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Too much dictatorial situations
ESL Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXNovember 6, 2016
This is one school that TEA should shut down.
There is too much negative involvement by the owners.
She fires people at will.
When a campus did not meet expectations, they were all fired.
Many good teachers left because of her.
This school is listed as not-for-profit, but in reality, profits are the number one goal for these people.
There are some great people still working there.
Pros
Could be a potentially good school
Cons
Hot headed superindentent
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Do not interview
Many hats (Former Employee) –  TXFebruary 3, 2016
Run way to much turn over on all campuses,please you will regret every minute you are there.District office is a joke Superintendent hides behind her Executive asst...cant make decisions on her own.Poor poor communication with staff and parents. Do your research everything that glitter ain't gold.
Pros
The children
Cons
tons of turnover
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Enjoyed working with the students but the administration needs to communicate better and be more supportive to the staff.
Social Studies Teacher (Former Employee) –  Grand Prairie, TXOctober 7, 2015
The school has a lot of advantages over public ISD but these are thrown away with indifference by the Administration through low pay, overwork and lack of respect for the educators. Students were always the bright spot of the day. Mentoring and helping them achieve their goals was the main reason to stay.
Pros
Enjoyable students, creative curriculum.
Cons
Lack of communication, "Left in the dark" rather than be straight forward with the staff.
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Met some really good friends.
Lead Secretary/HR Liaison (Former Employee) –  Grand Prairie, TXJuly 27, 2015
Fast pace charter school with very low communication. I learn how to complete many task without any help from employers.

I met some really good people/friends working for Advantage.
Pros
Meeting new friends
Cons
No communication
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staff were knowledgable and fun to work with
High School Spanish and CTE Teacher (Current Employee) –  Grand Prairie, TXJuly 14, 2015
Charter school with high turnover of staff due to for profit mindset of administration. Focus was more on moving students through the system and not on consistency of employees and the retention of employees that were able and willing to work within the guidelines of the system.
Pros
students willing and wanting to learn
Cons
poor district administration and staff retention policies
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Produtive place to work at.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Duncanville, TexasFebruary 16, 2015
Learned a lot about the daily operation of a charter school. Was able to work that a number of instructional software that are available for teachers for classroom use.

The most enjoyable part of this job was scheduling teacher training sessions.
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Pillar of success
Technology Teacher (Current Employee) –  Grand Prairie, TXSeptember 13, 2013
Great place to work. Really enjoyed the students and the admin team is outstanding.
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Good work place
Substitute Teacher (Current Employee) –  Duncanville, TXApril 26, 2012
This company is a good place to work. You need to be very flexible being a substitute teacher. the employees are nice and friendly and help you out if you need it.
Pros
help from others
Cons
on-call, not everyday
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