Vanguard Academy

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Health Science Certification Opportunities

Vanguard Academy is partnered with South Texas College to give their high school seniors the opportunity to be trained and certified in the following healthcare certifications:

  • Phlebotomy

  • Pharmacy Technician


Based off student interest, Vanguard Academy is also working on adding the following certifications programs:


  • Patient Care Technician

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)





Dual Enrollment

Vanguard Academy is partnered with South Texas College to offer dual enrollments courses for their students.





AP Courses

Vanguard Academy also offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses. AP courses are classes that include an advanced placement exam at the end of the course. If a student earns a high enough score one of these exams, some colleges will give them that course for college credit. A few of the AP courses Vanguard Academy has available for their students are:

  • AP Biology

  • AP Chemistry

  • AP World History

  • AP U.S. History

  • AP Spanish Literature

  • AP Spanish Language

  • AP English Literature

  • AP Music

  • AP Art





Science Courses

In order to better prepare their students for health science careers, Vanguard Academy offers different science courses including:

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Anatomy and Physiology

  • Earth and Science

  • Medical Microbiology

  • Principles of Health Science

  • Health Science Theory

  • Medical Terminology

  • Health Science Practicum





Science-Related Extracurricular Activities

Below are the health science related organizations Vanguard Academy students can join if they are interested.

  • UIL Science

  • HOSA