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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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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.


Board of Trustees

Luzelma Canales, PhD - Chair
Alda Benavides, EdD - Vice Chair
Paula Garcia, EdD - Member
Timothy Brown – Secretary/Treasurer

  • 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


Vanguard Academy Presents: College Night '22 / Vanguard Academy presenta: Noche universitaria '22 Featured Photo

Vanguard Academy Presents: College Night '22 / Vanguard Academy presenta: Noche universitaria '22

Join us parents and students, Tuesday, September 20 for Vanguard Academy College Night! College admission officers representing dozens of colleges and universities will be available to help make your college search and application process less stressful and more productive.
¡Únase a nosotros, padres y estudiantes, el martes 20 de septiembre para la noche universitaria de Vanguard Academy! Los funcionarios de admisiones universitarias que representan a docenas de facultades y universidades estarán disponibles para ayudar a que su búsqueda de universidades y el proceso de solicitud sean menos estresantes y más productivos.
Join Vanguard Academy and School Climate, who will be hosting a walk “Together for Mental Health: Taking Strides to End Suicide” in honor of Suicide Prevention Month. Featured Photo

Join Vanguard Academy and School Climate, who will be hosting a walk “Together for Mental Health: Taking Strides to End Suicide” in honor of Suicide Prevention Month.

In honor of September as Suicide Prevention Month, please join Vanguard Academy and School Climate for a walk “Together for Mental Health: Taking Strides to End Suicide” on Saturday, September 10th from 8:30am – 10:30am. We will also have refreshments, speakers, and community agencies at booths available to provide resources for you and your family.

Congratulations to Rembrandt Secondary's volleyball and cross-country teams for their amazing wins last week!

Vanguard Academy would like to congratulate Rembrandt's boys' cross-country team and girls' volleyball team who both placed at their competitions last week.

The boys' cross-country team, coached by Brian Yanez, won the small school division at the Mission Eagles Invitational, and placed 2nd at Edinburg Bobcat Invitational last Saturday.
Rembrandt's girls' volleyball team, coached by Rachel Reyna, took the 4th place trophy at the Juan Diego Academy tournament last week.

Awesome job teams! Keep up the great work Spartans!

Rembrandt Secondary Students Recieve National Recognition from College Board!

Congratulations to three of our Rembrandt Secondary students for being awarded the National Hispanic Recognition Award by College Board!

Danyela Mendoza- 12th grade
Diego Rincon- 11th grade
Victorialorain Martinez- 11th grade

Students received this award based on their academic achievements in school and outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT®, PSAT™ 10, and/or AP® Exams.

Continue the amazing work students!

NASA’s High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) application is now open!

Vanguard Academy welcomes all 11th graders to apply for this amazing opportunity to work with NASA's High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) Program! HAS is an authentic learning experience for Texas high school juniors to engage with NASA’s missions and become the next generation of explorers.
Students can contact NASA STEM Gateway Helpdesk at [email protected] for application assistance.

Vanguard Academy Parent, Family & Community Engagement Summit

Parents of Vanguard Academy, we invite you to our 1st Let's Talk About Parent Meeting. The following information will be shared; attendance policy, school meals and school safety protocols. We ask that parents attend the meeting at their child's campus. Click this announcement for more information. Hope to see you there.
Padres de Vanguard Academy, los invitamos a nuestra primera junta de padres, Vamos a Hablar Acerca de la póliza de asistencia, menú escolar y protocolos de seguridad escolar. Pedimos que los padres asistan a la junta de la escuela de su hijo(a). Esperamos verlos.

Vanguard Academy CEP

Vanguard Academy announced it will continue its policy to operate the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program for the 2022‐2023 school year. Schools qualifying to operate CEP serve breakfast and lunch to all children at no charge and eliminate the collection of meal applications for free, reduced‐price, and paid student meals. This new approach reduces burdens for both families and school administrators and helps ensure that students receive nutritious meals.

Vanguard Academy Receives an A rating 3rd year in a Row!

Vanguard Academy is proud to announce for the third consecutive year, we have earned an “A“ rating from the Texas Education Agency (TEA). We believe in going above and beyond in serving our students in academics and we are proud of our record of proven performance.