Incoming students are required to submit their previous transcripts for evaluation through criteria noted in the Grade Level Placement Matrix. Only transcripts that are submitted are can be used in determining student grade and class placement upon entering Vanguard School.
It is important to note that official transcripts are required prior to graduation for full class credit. Parents can speak with the Principal or their Admissions Team Member if they have questions regarding credit requirements or retrieval of deficit credits.
The Vanguard School offers two options for high school diplomas: an Academic Diplomaand a General Studies Diploma. Both diploma options are set up for students to complete in four years and require students to achieve 24 credits in specific academic areas. Students who earn an Academic Diploma must demonstrate academic competency on a school administered individual or group achievement test (the Stanford 10) in reading comprehension and math computation. Students must achieve a cumulative 2.0 or better grade point average from 9th through 12th grades and attend classes within the guidelines of The Vanguard School attendance policy. All students are required to have 75 community service hours. Earning community service hours may be started in 9th grade.
Florida Statutes mandate a specific amount of seat hours per student in a class in order to obtain credit. Students who obtain more than 15 absences (excused or unexcused) in a semester will not receive credit for that semester.
The Vanguard School is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS), NCA Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, Northwest Accreditation Commission, and the SACS Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement.