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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.


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 

María Esther Rodríguez Nguma, 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 & Announcements

Athletics and Fine Arts Summer Camps!!- Registration Still Open!

Vanguard Academy provides a safe, fun, and skill-based sports and Fine Arts experience for students in grades K-9th.  Join us for a five-day summer camp, June 12-16, from 8am-12pm.  Team up with our amazing coaches and teachers for the ultimate Camp experience! The deadline for register your child for the Athletics and Fine Arts Summer Camp will be Sunday, June 11th, please click this link for more details.

Vanguard Academy ofrece una experiencia deportiva y de Bellas Artes segura, divertida y basada en las habilidades para los estudiantes de los grados K-9º. Únete a nosotros para un campamento de verano de cinco días, 12-16 de junio, de 8am-12pm. ¡Únete a nuestros increíbles entrenadores y profesores para la mejor experiencia de campamento! La fecha límite para inscribir a su hijo en el Campamento de Verano de Atletismo y Bellas Artes será el domingo 11 de junio, por favor haga clic en este enlace para más detalles.
Vanguard Academy Track Program Announcement Featured Photo

Vanguard Academy Track Program Announcement

Good afternoon Parents,
Vanguard Academy is offering a Summer Track program for Vanguard students from 3rd-12th grade. Practices are from Monday-Wednesday from 8:30am-10:30am at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. We have great coaches ready to work with your kids. Breakfast is provided during the program. Please sign up via Vanguard Academy or on site with the coach. The fee is $50 for the summer program it includes a t-shirt and a racing singlet. Please visit our website for the QR code. Thank you.

Buenas Tardes Padres, Vanguard Academy está ofreciendo un programa atletismo durante el verano para estudiantes de Vanguard de 3.° a 12.° grado. Las prácticas son de lunes a miércoles de 8:30 am a 10:30 am en la Universidad de Texas Rio Grande Valley. Contamos con un increíble y experimentado cuerpo técnico listo para trabajar con sus hijos. El desayuno se proporciona durante el programa. No es tarde para registrarse. Puede registrarse a través del sitio web de Vanguard, buscar el código QR encontrado en el volante publicitario de atletismo, puede registrarse en su Vanguard Campus o registrarse con los entrenadores en el sitio. La tarifa es de $50 para el programa de verano incluye una camiseta y una camiseta para competir. Visite nuestra pagina web para mas informacion. Gracias
Vanguard Academy provides Summer Meals at no cost to children and teens 18 years old and younger! Featured Photo

Vanguard Academy provides Summer Meals at no cost to children and teens 18 years old and younger!

Vanguard Academy provides Summer Meals at no cost to children and teens 18 years old and younger.
Do not need to be Vanguard Academy students to participate.
All meals must be consumed on-site and children must be present.
Participating families do not have to apply, register or provide identification.
Click the article for more details.

Vanguard Academy ofrecera Comida de Verano gratis para todos los niños de 1-18 años de edad.
Servicio abierto a toda la comunidad. No se require documentacion.
Todas las comidas deben consumirse en el lugar y los niños deben estar presentes.
Haga clic en el artículo para obtener más detalles.
School Closure / Cierre de la Escuela Featured Photo

School Closure / Cierre de la Escuela

Due to this weekend’s severe inclement weather, all Vanguard Academy schools and offices will be closed Monday, May 1. Classes will resume on Tuesday May 2.
*Please Note:
Rembrandt Secondary will remain open for students taking the AP Chemistry Exam.
Mozart Secondary will remain open for students taking the AP Spanish Exam.
Please stay tuned to the district’s social media and
website for the latest information and take appropriate precautions. / Debido a las severas inclemencias del tiempo de este fin de semana, todas las escuelas y oficinas de Vanguard Academy estarán cerradas el lunes 1 de mayo. Las clases se reanudarán el martes 2 de mayo.

*Tenga en cuenta:
La Secundaria Rembrandt permanecerá abierta para los estudiantes que toman el Examen de Química AP.
La secundaria Mozart permanecerá abierta para los estudiantes que toman el examen de español AP.
Estén atentos a las redes sociales del distrito y
sitio web para obtener la información más reciente y tomar las precauciones adecuadas.
Rembrandt Secondary Student signs Letter of Intent!!! Featured Photo

Rembrandt Secondary Student signs Letter of Intent!!!

History in the Making!
Vanguard Academy’s 1st ever student signs College Letter of Intent!

Last Friday, May 19, 2023, Surrounded by family, friends, and administrators, Osvaldo Martinez, a senior at Vanguard Rembrandt Secondary, signed a letter of intent to represent Allan College in track and cross country. Osvaldo's signing an athletic letter of intent is not only a goal reached by one of Rembrandt's top athletes but also a milestone for Vanguard Academy being the first athlete to receive an athletic scholarship to continue pursuing his educational goals as part of a college's athletic program. The signing took place during the middle school athletic celebration at Vanguard Academy Van Gogh's soccer field. As a senior at Rembrandt Secondary, Osvaldo participated in wrestling, qualified for the state cross-country season, and was part of Rembrandt's district championship team in soccer. He was also a key athlete for Rembrandt's track and field district championship team where he qualified for the regional meet as one of the area's best 800m and 1600m runners. Osvaldo addressed the middle school athletes and friends by thanking God. Osvaldo thanked also his brother for his support and expressed his gratitude to Vanguard's superintendent, Dr. Narciso Garcia, and fellow administrators. Osvaldo thanked also his coach, Brian Yanez, Athletic Coordinator Noe Alvarado, as well Rembrandt's principal Mrs. Dina Cano for their support. Vanguard Academy students and staff pray for Osvaldo's safety and success at Kansas Allen College.