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At a Glance




Amazing Students


Character-building Monthly Virtues


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Free and Reduced Lunch

Free and Reduced Lunch

We offer healthy, balanced meals to all students, including hot lunch each full school day. Our free and reduced program is available to families that qualify.

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Before and After School Care

Before and After School Care

We currently partner with the YMCA to offer on-site after-school care to our students. We do not currently provide before-school care.

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Busing is not provided, so parents are expected to provide the means for children to get to and from our school. Contact us if you would like to ask about parent carpooling.

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Dress Code

Dress Code

We have a dress code designed to reduce distractions so children can focus on academic success. Our dress code is flexible and cost effective.

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What Vanguard Charter Academy Parents Are Saying

"The teachers and staff at Vanguard Charter Academy are really welcoming to the families and students. They made my son feel good about starting a new year off at a different school, and I love that."

- Vanguard Charter Academy Parent

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Activities & More

In addition to our academics and moral focus, we support our students with a variety of extra programs.
We've highlighted a few below.
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Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Cheerleading, Cross Country



Weekly music class (specials), Band, Choir

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Weekly art class (specials), Drama

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National Junior Honor Society, Girls on the Run, Student Council

Other schools nearbyView NHA Schools Near Me

Grand River Preparatory High School

650 52nd St. SE
Kentwood, MI 49548

2.8 Miles away from Vanguard Charter Academy


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Vista Charter Academy

711 32nd St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548

3.8 Miles away from Vanguard Charter Academy


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Cross Creek Charter Academy

7701 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
Byron Center, MI 49315

5.1 Miles away from Vanguard Charter Academy


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