Details overview

Hours 07:50 AM - 03:15 PM
School leader Peggy Downs, Director of Charter Schools
District Adams-Arapahoe 28j School District
Transportation options None

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Schedule Traditional
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school College preparatory
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning Vanguard Classical School embraces the classical education model, using Core Knowledge, Singapore Math, and Riggs Phonics to build a rigorous academic program. The school offers a fully inclusive learning environment for students with disabilities and provides extensive support in special education.
Academic themes / Areas of focus Humanities

Classes

3
Music
including: Band
1
Languages
including: Latin
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Theory
Media arts None
World languages taught Latin

Support

7
Facilities
including: Kitchen
Facilities Art room
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Kitchen
Music room
Performance stage
Playground
Extra learning resources Remediation
Tutoring
Special education program details Vanguard Classical School provides services to students with disabilities according to their Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). We hire our own service providers for School Psychology, SLP, PT and OT. We hire certified teachers with degrees and/or endorsements in Special Education to provide instruction, and to manage accommodations and assessments. Our students with disabilities are fully included in the general education classroom as much as possible.
Special education programs Inclusive classroom
English Language Learner program details Vanguard Classical School is part of the Aurora Public School District and participates in all district and state testing to identify English Language Learners. Our teachers work to support these learners with language support and specialized instruction aligned with our curriculum.

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Students

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 51% 49%
Male 49% 51%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 68% 42%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

6
Girls Sports
including: Soccer
6
Boys Sports
including: Ultimate Frisbee
4
Clubs
including: National Honor Society (NHS)
Girls sports Basketball
Cross country
Intramurals
Soccer
Ultimate Frisbee
Volleyball
Boys sports Basketball
Cross country
Intramurals
Soccer
Ultimate Frisbee
Volleyball
Clubs National Honor Society (NHS)
Student council / government
Technology club
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 06:30 AM
After school end time 06:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Monitor the playground
Organize fundraising events
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Parent involvement details The Parent Partnership is made up of Vanguard families who support positive relationships with VCS teachers & staff, organize school-wide activities, and raise funds for school-wide expenditures. Be involved in your child's school and make a difference ...JOIN US!
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying Vanguard Classical School uses our character education program to build strong character in a positive learning environment. The school uses the PBiS system to manage expectations and we communicate with parents promptly when concerns arise.

Teachers

10
Staff
including: Speech therapist(s)
Staff Assistant principal
Behavioral health specialist
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gifted Specialist
Nurse
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff Spanish
Staff details Vanguard Classical School has experienced a change in leadership in the past year. The new team is focused on building positive partnerships with parents to support high student achievement. Join us as we create a community of learners!

Neighborhood

Transportation options None

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details Vanguard Classical School is a school of choice. VCS will not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, gender, national origin, religion, ancestry or need for special education services. We encourage parents to review carefully the VCS Charter, Framework, Policies, Handbook, and Curriculum and to enroll their children if they value and support the school’s philosophy and educational offering. Parents must attend an Parent Information Night to submit an Intent to Enroll form.
Ways to enroll/attend this school Apply to the school
Application requirements Application

Sources

Students by group CO Dept of Education, 2015-2016