Vanguard is only in it's second year of operation (as of 9/2008), so it's current test scores are not an accurate reflection the school. After a great deal of research, I have found the curriculum VCS offers--Core Knowledge, Riggs, Singapore Math, and Character Development--is the strongest one available. With two teachers per classroom plus teacher assistants, students receive the individual attention they need. I have three children at VCS, and I am incredibly impressed with the quantity and quality of work being completed. It is a far cry from my experience in the highly-rated Cherry Creek Public Schools. VCS students are challenged every day, and the bar is set very high for academics and behavior. The administration, teachers, and support staff are the best. I'm a firm believer in VCS, and I'm excited to see this school grow.
My children love this school. The teachers are enthusiastic and truly care about the success of their students. The open communication between parents and not only teacers, but administration is a refreshing change from all the schools we have been through in the past. I encourage any parent looking for a content-rich, caring atmosphere for their child to tour this school and meet the staff personally.
Vanguard is a public charter school of choice. We offer a rigorous curriculum in an inclusive setting. Our students enter our building from all walks of life and share the joys and challenges of learning together. I am thrilled to be a part of this staff and the mission of Vanguard. ~Alison Stallcup, First Grade Teacher
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