Summerville Advantage Academy is A Proud
Member of the Charter School Associates' Family of Schools

Meet Our Principal

Mrs. Archalena Coats has been in the field of education for over 27 years. She has taught Elementary, Middle and High School students. In addition to being a teacher, she has been an Instructional Coach for 5 years, Assistant Principal for 2 years and is currently entering her 4th year as a Principal. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Masters in Educational Leadership and is currently completing her Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership. Her certification areas include: Elementary Education, Exceptional Student Education, Educational Leadership and ESOL. She comes from a family of educators and has always wanted to be an educator.  Her greatest passion is inspiring teachers and students to be their very best.

Outside of school she loves traveling with her family, reading, scrapbooks and attending sporting events. Mrs. Coats has been married for 25 years and is the mother of 3 beautiful children.



Summerville Advantage Academy recognizes that all children are unique; that each learns in a different style and at a different pace. We strive to meet the individual needs of every student through a variety of programs and differentiated instructional techniques designed to prepare the child for success.

SAA offers a safe, secure, private school environment with a program that provides a quality and challenging academic education that includes:

  • parental involvement
  • school-wide disciplinary expectations
  • standards designed to foster academic, social and emotional growth.

We offer a balanced and flexible curriculum that provides a firm foundation in the core disciplines with enrichment in Math and Science and the infusion of technology throughout the school day.


Summerville Advantage Academy exists as an International Learning Environment, which develops adaptive and active learners who embrace the exploration of other cultures as well as their own ancestral heritage through the utilization of art, music, and literature to excel and achieve academic heights.


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