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Excel-erate

We’re proud to introduce Excel-erate, our new advanced learning program. For the student ready to accelerate beyond grade level, Excel-erate provides the resources and instruction they need.

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Graduating Soon?

Graduating Soon?

Grand River Preparatory High School is a continuation of the great education offered at Vanguard Charter Academy. Learn more about Grand River Prep by clicking below.

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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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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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A K-12 Education

We are proud to provide a seamless K-12 educational experience with Grand River Preparatory High School, a high school that falls under National Heritage Academies portfolio. 
 
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.
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2022-23 Lottery

The student selection lottery for the next school year (2022-23) will be held via livestream Monday, March 14 at 11:00 a.m.

To view the livestream, click below.

 

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At a Glance

Y5-8

Grades

775

Number of Students

1996

Year Opened
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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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Principal and Student

Charter School 101

Radio host Shelley Irwin, WGVU Morning Show, highlighted Vanguard Charter Academy's Principal Mark DeJong and First-Grade Teacher Amy Young in this interview.
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Community

Vanguard Charter Academy Receives Top Ranking

Vanguard Charter Academy ranked in seventh place of charter elementary schools in Michigan by U.S. News & World Report. The middle school ranked in 13th place on the respective state charter school list.
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More Information

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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Apply Now

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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Board Notice

The Board Meeting Notices notify the public of any special, rescheduled, or canceled Board meetings for the current school year, including public Board meetings being held via electronic means.
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