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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
  • 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 Community Back to School Expo 2022-2023 Featured Photo

Vanguard Academy Community Back to School Expo 2022-2023

Join us for the 1st Annual Vanguard Academy Community Back to School Expo at the Bert Ogden Arena located at 4900 S I-69 C Edinburg, Texas 78539 on August 4,2022 from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Vanguard Academy will be giving a backpack with school supplies to all Vanguard Academy students. Uniforms will be available for purchase, please bring exact change. We will also have a credit card machine for your convenience. Campus leaders, PEIMS (registration) and various district departments will be available to answer questions.
We look forward to seeing you at the Expo! `
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Templo Bethel in Pharr - August 3rd and 10th Featured Photo

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Templo Bethel in Pharr - August 3rd and 10th

Good afternoon Vanguard Academy parents,
Bethel Church of Pharr will be having a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for ages 6 month and up on August 3rd and August 10th from 10AM to 2PM at Templo Bethel 400 S. Veterans Blvd Pharr TX. For boosters, please have your COVID-19 vaccination record card available.
Per Bethel church staff, each person who gets vaccinated August 3rd will receive a $25 H-E-B Gift card!

Rembrandt Secondary Students Selected for Prestigious NASA Summer Internships!

Liliana Sanchez, a student from Vanguard Rembrandt Secondary in Pharr, Texas has been selected for the prestigious Student Enhancement in Earth and Space Science (SEES) summer internship to be held at The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Space Research. Students will work with scientists and engineers to conduct authentic research from data received from NASA’s earth observing satellites as well as designing Mars habitats, Lunar Exploration, and analysis of images from the International Space Station.

Maky Pena, a junior at Vanguard Rembrandt Secondary High School in Pharr Texas has been selected to participate in NASA’s Texas High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) summer experience.
Nominated by their state legislator, Maky Pena was selected as one of over 800 high school juniors from across Texas to be part of the unique NASA engagement activity.

Vanguard Academy Student GT Projects

Students in grades kinder through twelfth grade worked in their GT projects during the school year and researched a topic based in their interests and hobbies.
Like ever year, their motivation and commitment was definitely present in every project! Our Vanguard students are definitely the best!!! Click this story to access the project videos!!

Vanguard Academy Community Back to School Expo

Vanguard Academy has purchased clear backpacks for all students and will be giving every student a clear backpack and school supplies at the Vanguard Academy Community Back to School Expo August 4th at the Bert Ogden Arena.
More details soon!