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Vanguard Night at the Griffins

Vanguard Night at the ...

Come to the Griffins game and watch the Vanguard bands and choir perform.

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Family Movie Night

Family Movie Night

Join us for a night of "Small Foot" in our gymnasium. Bring your chairs and blankets to lie on during the film. Concessions open at 5:45 p.m., movie begins at 6:15 p.m. All students must be accompanied by an adult. If bad weather occurs, check our Facebook for updates.

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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

Success means something different to everybody. Here at Vanguard Charter Academy, it means creating endless opportunities for your child to become their best. We inspire our students to excel academically and think creatively to reach their full potential. Our dedicated teachers help children apply critical thinking skills to solve real-world problems. Our moral focus program motivates children to be better people. As a result, children are prepared to tackle 21st century challenges and excel in high-school, college and beyond.

Success means something different to everybody. Here at Vanguard, see how we help your child become their best.

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Spotlight: Students Serve Coffee to Carpoolers

Eighth-grade students at Vanguard woke up early recently to meet an early morning need for parents: coffee. Our students served more than 200 cups of coffee, which raised funds for their field trip to Cedar Point.
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We are a Charter School

Vanguard Charter Academy is a tuition-free, public charter school open to all children who live in the state of Michigan. If you are seeking a ‘private’ school education with the tuition-free benefit of a public school, then you are in the right place.

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Spotlight: Students Race in Vanguard 500

In the back parking lot at Vanguard Charter Academy, the sound of rumbling engines could be heard.
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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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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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