Every child deserves an incredible school experience. That’s why we created Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis. We bring high-quality instruction, character development and a rigorous curriculum to our 5th to 8th grade students. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the world has changed. This health crisis has specifically ravaged Black, Latinx and poor communities. 

COVID-19 did more than present challenges like our community has never seen; it also made plain the inequities that exist in education,

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Charter Schools are public schools that excel where other traditional public and private schools can’t. Public charter schools partner the best scholastic offerings in smaller and more innovative classrooms, ensuring an individualized education for every student.

At Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis, we are unapologetically focused on academics for our fifth to eighth grade students. We create scholars by setting a high bar for educational fluency and leadership, and we provide extensive supports to get there.

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Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis partners with our scholars — and families — to build leaders, in thought, word and action, our definition of a Vanguard. 

We are unapologetically focused on academics for our fifth to eighth grade students. We create scholars by setting a high bar for educational fluency and leadership, and we provide extensive supports to get there. It’s our firm belief that empowering middle schoolers to create and find their leadership voices will change the world. 

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Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis secures new facility
Partnership with the Hawthorne Community Center opens new opportunities for students

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 28, 2020)Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis, a public charter school serving students in the 5th to 8th grades, is pleased to announce that starting the 2020-21 school year, it will be located in the Hawthorne Community Center (2440 West Ohio Street),

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Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis is dedicated to changing chronically low academic outcomes in our community.​ We recognize that our scholars enter middle school with a wide range of academic proficiency. We ensure every scholar receives the necessary supports to reach our rigorous goals through individualized assessments and clear action plans. Whatever academic challenges your scholar may face, we can get them to grade level! 

“Unapologetically focused on the academic success of our scholars,

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Let us unite together under the integrity of Freedom, Love and Liberty. 

We’re thrilled to announce that SEVERAL members of our Vanguard Collegiate team have been nominated for the African-American Excellence in Education Award!

This award honors outstanding public school professionals for their dedication and commitment to academic excellence for all students. It’s presented by The Indy Chapter of Indiana Black Expo, Inc., Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper, Educate ME Foundation Inc., Martin University,

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At Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis,  we connect to our middle school scholars and community through our core values. Our values of THINK – Team, Hard Work, Integrity, Nobility, and Knowledge guide students and staff in all aspects of school life. Beginning with morning motivation, our core values are reinforced throughout the school day and academic year. These five core values connect to character development and scholarly rewards, and our core values are consistently modeled by our staff.

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We want to make the academic and life goals of our middle school students a reality. We start with clear objectives –- our core values -– that every scholar can see, utilize and put into regular use in their daily lives.

Our THINK model reflects our core values: Team, Hard Work, Integrity, Nobility, and Knowledge. These five values are displayed throughout the school building and guide students and staff in all aspects of our school life together.

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We asked members of our faculty and staff to describe in their own words the many ways we make our school, Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis, so focused on rigorous academics and next generation leadership. Hear from Alyssa McIntyre, a social studies teacher, on three important topics: 

What makes your charter school(s) or classroom special?

The biggest reason why Vanguard Collegiate is so special is because of our staff’s willingness to look at each student as a whole person and not just a scholar in the classroom.

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