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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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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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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At Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis, we work hard to inform and better the lives of our fifth to eighth grade students. We spoke to two members of our faculty and staff about how we teach the lifelong importance of exercise and how we incorporate the larger community into our everyday at Vanguard. 

Eric Saunders
The lifelong importance of exercise – how is this woven into your school day? 

As we aim to the future,

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1. We are Vanguards.

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. We partner with our scholars — and families — to build leaders, in thought, word and action,

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Dear Vanguard Families:

On March 13, 2020 we closed our doors at the order of the Indianapolis Mayor’s Office due to a pandemic that has changed the way the world operates in general and 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, health care, food security, housing, employment and mental health services.

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“At Vanguard Collegiate of Indianapolis, school founder Rob Marshall — also an Indianapolis native — wants to incorporate the school with the Haughville neighborhood, with students completing service learning and projects based on the needs of the community.

The school, located in the former IPS School 75 building, 2447 West 14th street, Indpls, IN 46222, is specifically seeking to help low-income students who live nearby, and Marshall said his leadership team is intentionally composed of people coming from backgrounds similar to their students.

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