At Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis, we care deeply for every one of our scholars. We deliberately and purposely get to know each unique scholar and our intentionally small public charter middle school allows us to truly build a bond, together. We know each scholar’s favorite sports teams, their humor and personality and what academic challenges each unique scholar may face and actively overcome. Most of all — we make it our purpose to know what every scholar is going through in their young lives from hurt,

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Eric Saunders, Vanguard’s Director of Community Engagement, co-hosts a Facebook Live show called Tea’s Me Community Conversations. Check out this recent session that included Marlin Jackson, former NFL player and founder of Fight for Life, one of Vanguard’s community partners.

Tea’s Me Community Conversations Ep. 14 Disrupting Unconscious Bias

Community Conversations are sponsored by Tea’s Me Cafe.

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Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis is a free public middle school serving grades 5-8. We are deliberately small in school size and big on academic focus. We keep our middle school small in size so we can focus on each unique scholar as the individual they are. Because we serve middle schoolers, we spend deliberate and compassionate time on character development, social emotional learning, and personal ethics alongside robust college prep academics. And since there are fewer of us together each day,

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Recently, Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis lost a beloved member of our charter school. We are heartbroken. As we process our grief, we are reminded why we are a school community to begin with; we are here to be of service. We founded this school to instill strong academic pride in fifth to eighth graders — alongside deep character foundations and meaningful ethics.  We are fully aware that our middle schoolers face challenges daily and have suffered terrible losses in their short lives.

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Indianapolis native will lead the education of scholars who have upbringings similar to his

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 21, 2021)Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis, a public charter school serving students in the 5th to 8th grades, is pleased to welcome Abe Tawfeek to its school community as principal. A native of west Indianapolis and 1999 graduate of Northwest High School, Tawfeek assumed his new role in mid-February. 

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1) The best middle schools employ a consistent set of expectations and a code of conduct, creating a safe framework for every student to learn, make decisions and feel empowered by their positive choices. 

Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis enables strong conduct and reliable expectations for 5th – 8th graders in the Haughville area of Indianapolis. Our mission is straightforward: 

“Unapologetically focused on the academic success of our scholars, Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis educates 5-8th grade students through high-quality instruction,

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This article was originally published by the Indianapolis Recorder on February 11, 2021. It was written by Tyler Fenwick – Twitter @Ty_Fenwick.

Temperature kiosks could make return to school safer.

CEO and Vanguard Collegiate executive director with Mobil Trackr device

School administrators have a lot to worry about as students begin going back to classrooms for in-person learning. Wearing masks, social distancing, paying attention to who’s sniffling and sneezing — all while being ready to shift back to virtual learning in case there’s a COVID-19 outbreak.

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Our scholars are always excited to take their learning to the next level. One way we accomplish this at Vanguard, is with our commitment to field trips and hands-on learning outside the classroom. Interactive experiences and experiential learning helps scholars to truly retain their in-class learning. The topics come to life — literally! 

children gardening

Recently our Vanguards went to visit the farm where our school lunch food is grown, Public Greens.

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The National Association of Social Workers defines social justice as “the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities.” By addressing social justice in our Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis classrooms, we enable our scholars to engage in authentic examination of their world. We know our scholars are future leaders and we unapologetically educate them to be so. To study social justice is to learn about the problems that dramatically impact quality of life for us,

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