About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Vanguard Charter Academy's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Vanguard Charter Academy had 21 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Michigan average is 18 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Vanguard Charter Academy Reviews
Our child attendend this school from K-3rd grade; we pulled her out toward the end of 4th. Throughout this time she loved school even though she had to deal with many unpleasant situations stemming from a lot of aggressive behavior from other students-especially a group of boys who constantly showed aggressive behavior not only to her but other studentsin her classes. We tried resolving things with the administration to no avail. In 4th grade, she became the victim of some pretty intense bullying from some of these boys which included threats and physical contact. After many more attempts to solve the situation which included her teachers and the principal (we were not permitted to discuss the bullying with the other students' parents), nothing was done.She continued to get threatened and harrassed almost daily and got absolutely NO support from her teachers or the principal. It was very disappointing for us to have to pull her out because up to that point she had wonderful teachers from K-3rd and she enjoyed her time there inspite of the challenges she faced. Academically, she was not challenged enough and we had to supplement her learning at home because they did not provide adequate learning experiences for her. We feel they do not fully address students who are accelerated learners. Vanguard does have some excellant teachers, and we were saddened to have to pull our child from the school, but when our child faced such struggles each day with no support from the adults that we had entrusted her to, we simply couldn't leave her there.
This School is the Best Experience my Kids have ever Had and it is a Fabulous School.
My daughters went to that school and they had the worst school experiences of their school lives there. When we first was told about that school they said that the children were nice and welcoming and friendly. My daughters we picked on the whole time they were there by students AND teachers. This school is the WORST school I've EVER SEEN. I will never step foot in that school again and nether will my children!
My daughter Molly attended this Charter Academy while we lived for a year (give or take) in Wyoming, Michigan.
It was highly recommended by a few friends and families we knew.
The curriculum, education, teaching staff and support were some of the BEST we had EVER encountered outside of homeschooling.
For once we felt my child did not enter a school after homeschooling where she did not slide backwards academically, emotionally and personality wise after having been in school!
Strengths besides the curriculum were the stressing of strong personal and moral skills. IE showing consideration for others and positive teamwork skills!
I wish we could take Mrs. Boos with us everywhere we went. My daughter still talks about this school and teacher three years after our adventures in Michigan and I agree!
And we are still looking for a school that comes close.