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Welcome to Vanguard Charter Academy

We never set limits on how much your child can achieve. At Vanguard we create endless opportunities for your child to become their best. We shape instruction to build on the strengths and abilities of each child and make moral focus lessons part of every school day. As a result, our students thrive.

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Open Enrollment for the 2023-24 School Year Starts Oct. 1

We’re often asked, “When is the best time to apply to an NHA school?” The answer: During Open Enrollment. Don't miss the deadline! Open Enrollment for the 2023-24 school year starts October 1 and ends November 30. Check out this blog to clear up any confusion around this important “golden window” of time.
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We Are a Charter School

Are you seeking a "private" school education with the no-cost benefit of a public school? If so, you're in the right place. Vanguard Charter Academy is a tuition-free public charter school open to all children who live in Michigan.

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Apply Now For High School at Grand River Prep

Vanguard Charter Academy provides a seamless K-12 educational experience with Grand River Preparatory High School, a high school located in Kentwood, Michigan, that falls under the National Heritage Academies portfolio.

Grand River Prep is now accepting applications for the 2023-24 school year. Click below to learn more!
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Learn More About Vanguard

Learn more about Vanguard Charter Academy! Hear from parents, teachers, and students, see inside our classrooms, and discover what makes our school special. We'd love to show your around. Schedule a tour today!

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At a Glance

Y5-8

Grades

797

Number of Students

1996

Year Opened

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