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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

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

Vanguard Academy Golf Tournament Featured Photo

Vanguard Academy Golf Tournament

Tee off with Vanguard Academy! ⛳

Join us for a day of golf, fun, and community at the Tierra Del Sol Golf Club!

Date: Saturday, April 27th, 2024
Location: 700 E Hall Acres Rd, Pharr, TX 78577
Registration: 7:00 - 7:45 AM | Tee Off: 8:00 AM
Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, Longest Drive, and Closest to Pin

For more information or to register, please contact Rey Perez at (956) 457-1524 or [email protected].

Let's make this event a hole-in-one for our community!
#VanguardAcademy #GolfTournament #CommunitySupport #GolfDay
UTeach Educator Course Graduates! Featured Photo

UTeach Educator Course Graduates!

🎉🌟 Attention Vanguard Academy Community! 🌟🎉
We want to extend a huge congratulations to 7 of our outstanding teachers for completing their UTeach Professional Development for Blended Learning! 🏆
By completing this program, these educators have not only earned 30 CPE hours and 6 GT hours but have also equipped themselves with valuable skills to create engaging and effective learning environments both inside and outside the classroom.

Let's give a round of applause to these fantastic teachers:
Nayely Leal
Yanneli Bustos
Clarissa Benavidez
Sara Yzaguirre
Carolina Montoya
Nicole Alcantar
Rosa Garcia

Your hard work and dedication inspire us all! 🌟👏 Thank you for your commitment to excellence in education!
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Raising Superheroes: Empowering Families for Student Success

Good morning Vanguard Academy families,
Please join us on for our district-wide family engagement conference, “Raising Superheroes: Empowering Families for Student Success” where we'll equip Vanguard parents, caregivers, and educators with essential tools and insights to support the academic journey of our children.

Please click here for conference details and registration:

Buenos días familias de Vanguard Academy,
Únase a nosotros en nuestra conferencia de de padres y familias, "Criando superhéroes: empoderando a las familias para el éxito estudiantil", donde equiparemos a los padres, cuidadores y educadores de Vanguard con herramientas y ideas esenciales para apoyar el progreso académico de nuestros niños.

Haga clic aquí para obtener detalles de la conferencia y registro:
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Vanguard Academy Parent Survey 2024

Dear Parents,
At Vanguard Academy, we are committed to continuously improving our services to better meet the needs of our students and families. Your input is invaluable to us, and we would greatly appreciate your participation in a brief survey. If you have any questions or need further assistance please contact your campus social worker.

Click article to access link.

Estimados padres,
En Vanguard Academy, estamos comprometidos a mejorar continuamente nuestros servicios para satisfacer mejor las necesidades de nuestros estudiantes y familias. Su opinión es invaluable para nosotros y agradeceríamos mucho su participación en una breve encuesta. Haga clic en el artículo para acceder al enlace.

Si tiene alguna pregunta o necesita más ayuda, comuníquese con el trabajadora social de su escuela.