Academics

The Vanguard School uses a classical, liberal arts curriculum based on the Hillsdale Academy Model and designed to give all students the solid academic grounding required for success as an adult.  Our core curriculum is designed to ensure that all students had met or exceeded the Colorado Commission on Higher Education’s admission standards to Colorado colleges and universities for 2010, the year of our first graduating class.

Students are required to take a college-preparatory course of study consisting of at least four years of English, four years of math, four years of history, three years of science, three years of the same world language, and at least one year of Latin.  English classes are coordinated with history courses to provide a synergy between these two subjects.  Latin is used to create a classical grounding and to provide additional support for literary skills.  In support of this rigorous academic load, students have study hall time to connect with teachers to receive extra support.  Each student is assigned a mentor to track his progress and assist in planning for the future.

Elementary (K-6)

The Vanguard’s elementary school educates close to 800 children each year.  Founded in 1995, it is one of the highest achieving schools in the state of Colorado.

Junior High (7-8)

The Vanguard School Junior High educates over 200 students and is located on the Corona Campus.  The junior high school has received the John Irwin School of Excellence award each year from 2011 to 2013.

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High School (9-12)

The Vanguard School, a top-performing high school in Colorado, is a Colorado Springs charter high school with a maximum enrollment of 400 students.

College Counseling

We have created a public high school with a classically based, college-preparatory curriculum designed to develop academic excellence, virtue, and leadership.  Students will benefit by being fully-equipped to gain admittance to and enjoy success in the college of their choice.

Gifted & Talented

Gifted students at The Vanguard School shall be defined as those students who have been identified through a specific screening and selection process in the areas of general intellectual ability and a specific academic aptitude as evidenced by their performance on a variety of assessments.