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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

Arnaldo Gonzalez - Vice Chair

Paula Garcia, EdD - Member

   Timothy Brown - Secretary/Treasurer 

María Esther Rodríguez Nguma, PhD – 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 & Announcements

🏆 Celebrating Excellence: Emily De La Garza Heads to the All-Star Volleyball Showcase! Featured Photo

🏆 Celebrating Excellence: Emily De La Garza Heads to the All-Star Volleyball Showcase!

🏐✨ Senior Emily De La Garza was chosen to represent Vanguard Academy in the 2023 West All-Star Volleyball Senior Showcase. Emily was a standout this year, also being chosen as the 2023 31-3A All-District Setter of the Year and All Academic with a GPA of 103.5. 🎓🌟 Emilie is a standout athlete and student at Vanguard Rembrandt Secondary, come cheer her on at the All-Star game on Sunday, December 10th @ 12pm. 📅👏 #VanguardPride #AllStarVolleyball #VanguardAcademy
Region One's 2023 UTECH Conference! Featured Photo

Region One's 2023 UTECH Conference!

👏 Vanguard Academy teachers made a strong impact at Region One's 2023 UTECH Conference! 📚 This year's event was an enriching experience, empowering our educators with up-to-date insights, innovative ideas, and best practices in using instructional technology. 🚀 The highlight of this year's conference was ways to effectively incorporate AI into daily instructional practices. Our teachers joined sessions like "Create Engage and Innovate with Adobe Express," "Use Canva to Create Interactive Lesson Boards," and "The AI Infused Classroom." 💡Vanguard Academy, a MEGAbyte school district, is excited to continue participating in future Region 1 trainings and conferences. 🌟 #Education #EdTech #Region1UTECH #VanguardAcademy
Vanguard Academy's First Green Power Goblin Car Build! Featured Photo

Vanguard Academy's First Green Power Goblin Car Build!

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Vanguard Academy -First Green Power Goblin Car Build
Vanguard inspires future leaders in the field of Science and Engineering.
Students in 4th- 6th grade from all Vanguard Academy campuses attended the event.
5 Robotic teams built their cars in preparation for our Vanguard Grand Prix Oct. 28, 2023.
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Vanguard Academy- Primera Construccion de un auto Goblin de Energía Verde
Vanguard espera inspirar a futuros líderes en el campo de la ingeniería y la ciencia.
Al evento asistieron estudiantes de 4 a 6 grado de todos los Campus de Vanguard.
Cinco equipos robóticos construyeron sus autos en preparación para nuestro Vanguard Grand Prix del 28 de Octubre de 2023.
Awesome job to the Vanguard Academy ESPORTS team who presented at the 2023 R1 ESPORTS SUMMIT! Featured Photo

Awesome job to the Vanguard Academy ESPORTS team who presented at the 2023 R1 ESPORTS SUMMIT!

Their presentation titled, “A New Team Journey” was a success and highlighted the story of how the team was able to win the Region 1 ESPORTS Invitational.
ESPORTS is a competitive gaming league for all grade levels which can give students a sense of community and inclusion. ESPORTS promotes a positive environment that can benefit students in multiple ways such as building 21st Century skills which include critical thinking, communication, and collaboration.
Texas ACE – After School Program Featured Photo

Texas ACE – After School Program

After school and summer programs provide supplemental assistance to help students build a foundation in reading and math and connect high school students to careers and college. Activities include mentor programs, tutoring, academic enrichment, the arts, physical activity, hands-on learning, and family engagement. These programs provide high-quality academic enrichment and other activities designed to increase students' overall academic success. The largest dedicated fund source for programs in Texas is the federally-funded 21st Century Community Learning Centers program, also called Texas Afterschool Centers on Education, or Texas ACE.
For more information, contact your campus Texas ACE Site Coordinator.

Click the article for more information and the Spanish translation.
Congratulations to the Vanguard Beethoven Orchestra Double Bass Ensemble! Featured Photo

Congratulations to the Vanguard Beethoven Orchestra Double Bass Ensemble!

"The Vanguard Beethoven Orchestra Double Bass Ensemble” was selected as one of only two ensembles from across Texas to perform at the 2023 Texas Orchestra Directors Association Summer Convention in San Antonio on July 21. The selection process consisted of an application and video submission of the ensemble that were evaluated by a judging panel.
This is the first year that TODA has invited student groups to perform. The double bassists, who range from 4th - 10th grade, will play their program for teachers from across the state.
The Vanguard Orchestra program began in 2019 and is under the direction of Cristina Amorim and Adriana Rodriguez.