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We are here to support your child’s academic success, even during Covid-19. Please connect with us via live chat or call 616-538-3630 to learn more about and how to apply for your child today. Interested in touring? Take a look at our summer office hours and tour guidelines.

At a Glance

Y5-8

Grades

771

Amazing Students

9

Character-building Monthly Virtues

1996

Year Opened
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Facts

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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After School Care

After School Care

We currently partner with the YMCA to offer on-site after school care to our students.

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Transportation

Transportation

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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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.

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.

You can also download a complete list of what we offer.
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Sports

Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Cheerleading, Cross Country

Saxophone

Music

Weekly music class (specials), Band, Choir

Artist palette

Art

Weekly art class (specials), Drama

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Clubs

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

Diversity

VanguardState Average
Asian3%3%
Black or African American11%18%
Hispanic31%8%
White (non-hispanic)54%66%
Other1%5%

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