Valrico Lake Advantage Academy is a proud member of the
Charter School Associates' Family of Schools


Meet Our Principal


Mrs. Samantha Chaney received a M.S. in Elementary Reading and Literacy from Walden University and a M.A. in Educational Leadership from American College of Education.  She is currently the Interim Principal at Valrico Academy.   As a strong advocate for student centered learning Mrs. Chaney engages her teachers in meaningful professional development activities.  Her professional interest include a focus on data-driven instruction and creating a positive and productive school culture.   She has previously served Valrico Academy as a teacher, Dean of Students, and Assistant Principal.



Valrico Lake Advantage Academy is a Cognia accredited educational institution. Accreditation through Cognia indicates that Valrico Lake Advantage Academy has met rigorous, research- based standards of  educational excellence to ensure the education program offered at Valrico Lake Advantage Academy meets the needs of learners through proficiency in Leadership Capacity, Learning Capacity, and Resource Capacity. Using these standards, Valrico Lake Advantage Academy targets areas in each domain for continuous improvement in creating student success.