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


Meet Our Principal


Mrs. Lauren Herbert received a M.Ed in Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology in Education from Temple University and a M.A. in Educational Leadership from American College of Education.  She is currently the Principal at Valrico Academy.  Mrs. Herbert believes in a shared leadership approach to education.  
She encourages her teachers to grow professionally alongside of her students. Her professional interests focus on setting high standards for all students and tracking learning gains through careful observation of student data.  In addition, she serves as the chair of the Attendance Committee and is an active supporter of the PTSO.



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.