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Out of an abundance of caution, and in alignment with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's order, we have decided to suspend classes at all NHA Michigan schools. Learn more about the closure and food services during this time.

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Advanced Learning

Advanced Learning

We offer a differentiated curriculum in math for students who are ready for more challenging material or to learn at an accelerated pace.

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Graduating Soon?

Graduating Soon?

At Grand River Preparatory High School we offer AP and dual-enrollment courses, as well as many electives, clubs, and sports. We also emphasize ways to give back to the community. Our goal is to develop people of character—students who can work through life's toughest problems and come out ahead.

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Welcome to Vanguard

We never set limits on how much your child can achieve. At Vanguard Charter Academy 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.

At Vanguard we create endless opportunities for your child to become their best.

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2020-21 Lottery Results

The student selection lottery results for next school year (2020-21) are in! View lottery results for details.

At a Glance

Y5-8

Grades

771

Number of Students

1996

Year Opened
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Where Students Succeed

Vanguard outperformed the local school district on the state test for more than 10 years.

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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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Spotlight: Vanguard Earns “A” Grade in Michigan’s Best Public Elementary Schools

Vanguard Charter Academy earned an “A” grade from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy on their 2019 Michigan Context and Performance (CAP) Report Card. Schools that are “beating the odds” stand out by this measure.
“Beyond raw test scores, the CAP report card helps parents see more clearly what kind of impact their school has on student learning,” said Ben DeGrow, director of education policy.

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We know there are a lot of factors in deciding where your child will go to school and we want to help. Use our live chat or leave your information and we will be in touch.

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Tour the School

We would love to show you our world so contact us to schedule a tour. We also hold open houses where you can meet our amazing teachers.

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We can’t wait to share your child’s journey! Apply online, in person, or over the phone and don’t hesitate to ask us questions along the way! We are here for you.

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