Local school districts have been moving toward starting school earlier and Vanguard is aligning our school calendar with theirs. The administration and board of directors seek to provide a learning environment that will support our goals for academic achievement. We have analyzed enrollment patterns and we determined that we lose a high number of students each summer when local schools start several weeks before we do. These enrollment losses impact our ability to provide the overall quality educational program that we are committed to at Vanguard. We have reviewed our data on teacher retention and understand that retaining highly qualified and dedicated teachers is the key to our students’ success. We have determined that the three weeks of intensive training before school is not effective and leads to teacher burn-out. Next year, we will have one week of professional development in the summer and more days throughout the year to provide frequent, targeted intervention and coaching. Aligning with APS also allows staff members and families that have students in other schools to better coordinate schedules. The Fall Break in October will allow students and teachers to continue their academic progress refreshed and able to sustain their effort through the end of the semester, as well as allowing for a more equal balance of days in each quarter for the upper school.
Please click here to see the 2017-18 School Calendar
We are still accepting enrollment applications in all grades for the 2017-18 school year!
Note: All applications received by 4 p.m. on February 6, 2017 are included in the February 8, 2017 Lottery. All applications received after the February 6, 2017 deadline will be included in future lotteries.
Click the following link to complete an Intent to Enroll form:
Core Knowledge and Classical School Job Fair
Saturday, March 4, 2017
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Vanguard EAST Campus
Teachers, are you interested in teaching career opportunities at various Core Knowledge schools in Colorado?
School Leaders, how about an opportunity to meet with and interview highly qualified teacher candidates?
Vendors, would you like to network and gain notable exposure from school representatives and educators?
If the answer to any of the questions above is yes, simply click the following link to register for the event:
School Job Fair at Vanguard Classical School
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Cold weather has arrived! Vanguard students will be provided with outdoor recess whenever possible. Please send students with appropriate jackets and boots so that they can be comfortable and safe while getting fresh air and exercise.