A technology-focused non-traditional education concept, Vanguard High School opens in Mesquite, Texas.
Answering the call and meet the needs of a shifting population, Mesquite ISD, led by Superintendent David Vroonland, reimagined what the goal of secondary school could be. Essentially, shifting it from another school continuing the traditional education system and allowing the experience to evolve to ensure that students are equipped, employable and established in a field of their choice and passion by the time they exit the developmental K-12 school system.
Opening Fall 2021, Vanguard High School will be a state-of-the-art, innovative, project-based choice high school, pulling students from across the district. Bright, light-filled and breathtaking, the 250,000 square foot structure is led by Dean of Schools Clint Elsasser. The new campus will combine the best of technology with a data-driven, hands-on education. The goal is to equip young scholars with the modern tools needed to thrive and succeed from the moment they exit the campus’ doors.
Designed to encourage collaboration and fresh thought, this is a modern concept brought to life by a talented team of architects, designers, dreamers and education specialists.
Whether they are interested in technology, engineering, health science or construction science, students will receive training in that desired field in addition to development of their core subjects. Within these fields, students will tap into a intensive career focus and have the opportunity to gain multiple industry certifications in the high-demand fields that are shaping the future that we will all inhabit.
As the 2021-2022 school year begins, Vanguard High School will welcome 1000 students, split between the freshman and sophomore classes, increasing each upcoming year until a full capacity of 2000 students is met.
In my role as a school board trustee for Mesquite ISD and former educator, I went on a tour of the new campus. It is remarkable and such boon for this city. To see more of my experience, see below.
To learn more about Vanguard High School in Mesquite ISD, visit here.