Spencer Academy is a wealthy prep school which recruits Joseph to attend in the episode "The Courtship of Joseph's Father." A scout from the school watches Joseph play incredibly well during a Tom Landry Middle School football game, and immediately starts putting the pressure on Joseph and Dale to transfer to the school. The school bribes Dale with luxurious gifts in efforts to persuade. During a press conference to announce his decision, Joseph chooses Tom Landry Middle School, but Dale intervenes and forces Joseph to attend Spencer. Joseph struggles to fit in at the new school and Dale soon realizes he's not cut out for the "rich parent" life. Eventually Joseph transfers back to Tom Landry and continues his football career.