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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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Growing Minds. Inspiring Hearts.

Vanguard Charter Academy outperformed the local district on the state test for the last five years.


Vanguard—where kids succeed!

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.

Or, see 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, and 2D/3D art electives (middle school)

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Clubs

National Junior Honor Society, Running Club, "Be Nice" Leadership, Student Council

Diversity

Vanguard State Average
Asian 4% 2%
Black 9% 14%
Hispanic 31% 14%
White (non-hispanic) 55% 65%
Other 1% 5%

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