Thank you for your interest in The Vanguard School.  We are a tuition-free, public school of choice, and we welcome applications from all across the Pikes Peak region!  Please follow the steps below to begin the admissions process.  If you have any questions, contact Robin Nickel, Director of Enrollment, at 719.471.1999 x101, or by email at

1.  Come Visit Us!

The Vanguard School has an open-door policy.  Feel free to stop by at your convenience.  Keep in mind, though, that we have a shortened Friday schedule.

Attend Any of Our Information Nights
- Kindergarten Information Night: (Future Date to be Determined)
- Junior High Information Night: (Future Date to be Determined)
- High School Information Night: (Future Date to be Determined)

Call 719.471.1999 to find out more information about our course offerings or to schedule a personal tour or "shadow" day for students in grades 4-11.  Select the applicable phone extension(s) below for your child(ren)'s grade(s).
Grades K-3 Grades 4-6 Grades 7-12
Dial x100
M-Th: 8:00 AM-3:15 PM
F: 8:00 AM-1:30 PM

1832 S. Wahsatch Ave. [Map]
Dial x242

M-Th: 7:45 AM-3:00 PM
F: 7:45 AM-1:15 PM

1605 S. Corona Ave. [Map]
Dial x200

M-Th: 8:00 AM-3:15 PM
F: 8:00 AM-1:30 PM

1605 S. Corona Ave. [Map]

2. Complete a Student Application.

The online application is open for kindergarten through eleventh grade.

If you have any additional questions about enrollment, contact Robin Nickel by telephone at 719.471.1999, x 101, or by email at

Click on the "Apply Now" button to access our online student enrollment web page.

For students entering grades 10-11, we require transcripts to ensure students will be able to fulfill our graduation requirements.

3. Take a Placement Test.

Once your child's name is near the top of the wait list, we will email you to schedule placement testing, an assessment we use to ensure that our students will be challenged, successful, and placed at an appropriate grade level.

**Placement testing for grades 1-5Testing takes place in March, April, and May.
     -- You will be contacted via email or phone to schedule testing.
**Placement testing 
for grade 6Testing takes place in March.
     -- You will be contacted via email or phone to schedule testing.
**Placement testing 
for grades 7-11: Testing takes place in February and March.

     -- Your child will only need to attend one session of testing.
     -You will be contacted via email or phone to schedule testing.

Robin Nickel, Director of Enrollment (Email Mrs. Nickel here)

Grades 1-5 Testing Subjects:  Reading, Mathematics, Writing, Spelling
Grades 6-11 Testing Subjects:
  Writing, Grammar, and Composition, Mathematics

4. Enrollment Confirmation.

Once your child has accepted placement, you will be notified about the steps in the registration process. 

Congratulations!  Welcome to The Vanguard School family!

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