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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.


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

Community Conversation February 7th

Please join us for a conversation with our Superintendent, Dr. Garcia on Vanguard Academy's vision and goals this Tuesday, February 7th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, at the Beethoven Early College High School Lecture Hall.

Unase a nosotros para una conversación con nuestro Superintendente, el Dr. García sobre la visión y los objetivos de Vanguard Academy, este martes, 7 de febrero de 6:00 pm a 7:30 pm en el plantel Beethoven Secondary.

Vanguard Academy Family Forum Saturday February 25, 2023

We are delighted to invite you to join Vanguard Academy's first Family Forum on Saturday, February 25, 2023 from 8 AM to 1 PM. The location of the Family Forum will be at our Beethoven Secondary campus. Click for more information.
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)