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Programs & Activities

Learning is a lifelong process that extends beyond the walls of the classroom. At Vanguard Charter Academy, children can explore their interests, learn new skills and make new friends through a variety of extracurricular activities.

Activities and Clubs

Young 5s - 2nd Grade
Activities and Clubs

Activities and Clubs: Young 5s - 2nd Grade

Book Fair

This school-wide event is a great chance for our students to shop for new books. You'll find many titles in a wide range of interests and levels, including popular authors and series.

3rd - 5th Grade
Activities and Clubs

Activities and Clubs: 3rd - 5th Grade

Book Fair

This school-wide event is a great chance for our students to shop for new books. You'll find many titles in a wide range of interests and levels, including popular authors and series.

Girls on the Run

We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum. The program runs for 10 weeks in the spring.

6th - 8th Grade
Activities and Clubs

National Junior Honor Society

This program was created for outstanding middle schoolers. These students are often recognized for efforts in academics, character, and service.

Choir

Our choir program includes lessons in choral singing, musical terms, and vocal skills.

Spanish

English-speaking scholars are taught basic Spanish in this program. This includes a variety of language activities for verbal and written practice.

Band

We offer band for our students to express themselves through music and teamwork.

Coding

Coding isn't just for college students anymore. With the importance of STEM careers on the rise, we are making sure our students are prepared and ready to code.

Drama Club

Members of this club get an intro to theater arts and learn about acting, play production and stage work.

Book Fair

This school-wide event is a great chance for our students to shop for new books. You'll find many titles in a wide range of interests and levels, including popular authors and series.

Sports

Basketball

Basketball

6th - 8th Grade

Boys & Girls

Cross Country

Cross Country

6th - 8th Grade

Boys & Girls

Soccer

Soccer

6th - 8th Grade

Boys & Girls

Volleyball

Volleyball

6th - 8th Grade

Girls

Cheerleading

Cheerleading

6th - 8th Grade

Girls

Book character painted pumpkins
Student

Spotlight: Vanguard Crafts Book Character Pumpkins

Book characters came to life on pumpkins at Vanguard’s Book Charter Pumpkin Patch. Students were encouraged to decorate a pumpkin representing their favorite book character. 
“My favorite part of the activity was the creativity students showed in decorating their pumpkins,” said Patti Kunnen, fourth-grade teacher at Vanguard Charter Academy.
Students in band practice

Music and Band

Our music classes give kids the opportunity to express themselves through music and teamwork. Band students participate in a variety of lessons in wind, brass and percussion instruments.

Girls basketball practice

Athletics

Our athletic sports programs play a vital role in helping our scholars grow beyond the classroom.