Our virtual learning program is better than the rest. Plus, all students will be provided Chromebooks to use both in school and at home.Learn More
Vanguard YouTube Channel
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Vanguard Charter Academy now has a YouTube channel. Visit our channel to learn more about the school today!Learn More
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.Discover Our Difference
A K-12 Education
At Grand River Prep, students will have the opportunity to be challenged beyond average classroom learning, including access to Advanced Placement courses, Dual Enrollment opportunities, and the Early College Program. We emphasize extracurricular pursuits and ways to give back to the community. The result is college-ready students who not only stand out in the classroom but also as a person.
The student selection lottery for the next school year (2021-22) was held Tuesday, March 9 at 8:30 a.m.
If you missed the lottery and would like to view it, click the link below.
To view the results of the 2021-22 student selection lottery, click here!
At a Glance
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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.Learn More About Charter Schools
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. If you have any questions, contact us. We'd love to hear from you!Contact Us
Where Students Succeed
Vanguard outperformed the local school district on the state test for more than 10 years.
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.
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.Contact Me
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.Tour the School
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.Apply Now