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Vanguard Academy Public Charter School

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 comprises 10 square miles and encompasses the cities of Alamo, Edinburg, and Pharr. Vanguard is the second-largest charter district in South Texas.

Vanguard Academy has grown into a sizeable community-based school system founded on sound morals, values, and principles.  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 take Vanguard Academy Public Charter School to the next level.

Vanguard’s College, Career, Military Readiness (CCMR) Data ranks top among Rio Grande Valley districts.



TSI Complete


TSI/ELA Complete


TSI/ Math Complete


Met AP Criterion


Dual Credit: ELA/Math


IBC Level I and II Certification


IBC Level II Certification


Associate Degrees


*2022-2023 CCMR TEA TAPR Report


We are proud of our award-winning schools, outstanding teachers and staff, committed parents,- and volunteers who comprise the dedicated team that serves approximately 5,000 students in Pre-K 3 through 12th grade, in eight schools, served by 726 dedicated professionals.