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About Us

Vanguard Academy Public Charter School sits in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley, a diverse and dynamic region of the Rio Grande Valley.  Vanguard Academy compromises of 10 square miles and encompasses the cities of Alamo, Edinburg, and Pharr. Vanguard is the second largest charter district in South Texas.
 
Founded on sound morals, values, and principles, Vanguard Academy has grown into a large community-based school system.  Innovation, tenacity, vision, and equity are key drivers that have shaped Vanguard Academy into one of the area’s most prominent and forward-looking school systems. Advances such as pay for performance, college and career education programs, and an outstanding dual language program are taking Vanguard Academy Public Charter School to the next level.
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Mission

Vanguard Academy will sustain a partnership with parents and the community. Vanguard Academy will provide children “A Purpose in Life and A Reason for Learning” in a safe and friendly environment. Vanguard Academy’s purpose is to prepare students to be successful in their continuing education, to create positive learning habits and working ethics, to prepare students to be successful in their careers and to teach students to be responsible and respectful. Vanguard Academy will build a positive self-esteem and challenge students to be independent thinkers with good character. Vanguard Academy prioritizes on teaching students the highest standards of academics and extends an opportunity to express their own unique gifts and talents.

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Board of Trustees

Luzelma Canales, PhD - Chair

Alda Benavides, EdD - Vice Chair

Paula Garcia, EdD - Member

   Timothy Brown - Secretary/Treasurer 

María Esther Rodríguez, PhD – Member

   Arnaldo Gonzalez - Member

  • 100% of students have access to Fine Arts
  • 1:1 Technology: A device for every student
  • 3 Early College High Schools
  • Over 25 million in Scholarships offered to our seniors
  • Highest Kinder Readiness Performance in Hidalgo County Pre-K3, Pre-K4, and Kinder Programs
  • Every school offers Dual Enrollment
  • Every school offers Dual Language
  • Career and Technical Education

News

Vanguard Monet Campus Tour January 26th, 2023 Featured Photo

Vanguard Monet Campus Tour January 26th, 2023

Vanguard Academy invites you to join us for a campus tour and to meet the principal for our new location Vanguard Monet! This event will be open to the public and is from 6 - 7 p.m. on January 26th, 2023.
Location: 1020 Los Ebanos Rd. Mission, TX 78572
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at: (956) 566-1897
Vanguard Academy Spring Leadership Academy Featured Photo

Vanguard Academy Spring Leadership Academy

Vanguard Academy hosted a Spring Leadership Academy of teachers and administrators earlier
this week. School leaders, specialists, and partners joined in to provide meaningful and beneficial daylong
professional development activities for participants. (click heading for more)
Vanguard Academy Instructional Program Showcase: Imagine Math Featured Photo

Vanguard Academy Instructional Program Showcase: Imagine Math

At Vanguard Academy, we strive to implement blended learning into our daily instruction. Imagine Math is a fun and engaging learning platform that gives students an opportunity to close any learning gaps they may have in mathematics while being exposed at an early age to a self-paced program that meets the needs of students at all academic levels.
Vanguard Academy Child Nutrition Program Updates Featured Photo

Vanguard Academy Child Nutrition Program Updates

Vanguard Academy Child Nutrition Program is excited to serve our community for the 2022-2023 school year!

Due to circumstances beyond our school district's control, last minute changes to our daily menus may occur. Please be advised that our online menu may not always reflect these last-minute changes. School menu is subject to change at any time without any advanced notice.

We thank you for understanding and look forward to feeding our students for this 2022-2023 school year!
Vanguard Academy is offering all Vanguard Alumni assistance with college or FAFSA/TASFA Applications! Featured Photo

Vanguard Academy is offering all Vanguard Alumni assistance with college or FAFSA/TASFA Applications!

Vanguard Academy Alumni: Need assistance with your college or FAFSA/TASFA applications? Schedule your appointment in person or virtual with Mr. Banda at [email protected] or call 956-283-0600 ext: 1269 | Ex-alumnos de Vanguard Academy: Necesitan ayuda con sus solicitudes para la universidad o FAFSA/TASFA?Agenda tu cita presencial o virtual con el Sr. Banda en [email protected] o llama al 956-283-0600 ext: 1269
Vanguard Academy Winter Musical! Featured Photo

Vanguard Academy Winter Musical!

Good morning Vanguard Academy Parents.

We look forward to welcoming you at our Winter Musical this afternoon at 5:00 p.m. Please note that the event has been relocated and will now be held at the Zeke Martinez Building located at 1200 E. Kelly Ave, Pharr TX.

Thank you.
Vanguard Academy invites you to see an amazing performance by BALLET NEPANTLA! Featured Photo

Vanguard Academy invites you to see an amazing performance by BALLET NEPANTLA!

BALLET NEPANTLA invites Vanguard Academy families for a FREE performance on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 7:00 PM at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance 118 Paseo Del Prado, Edinburg, TX 78539. | BALLET NEPANTLA invita a las familias de Vanguard Academy a una funci6n GRATUITA miercoles, 19 de octubre de 2022 - 19:00 en el Centro de Conferencias de Edinburg en Renaissance 118 Paseo Del Prado, Edinburg, TX 78539
Vanguard Academy Child Nutrition Program Staff are 100% CPR certified! Featured Photo

Vanguard Academy Child Nutrition Program Staff are 100% CPR certified!

The Vanguard Academy Wellness Plan continues to be the main focus of the Child Nutrition Program for this school year.

On Saturday September 17, 2022, The Child Nutrition Program collaborated with the GEAR UP department and received CPR certification for all the CNP District staff. All Child Nutrition Program Staff are now 100% CPR certified.