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Vanguard Academy to start accepting applications from current 8th grade students Jan. 16

Vanguard Academy of Broken Arrow will begin accepting applications for a new class of approximately 75 freshmen students for the 2023-24 school year starting Jan. 16

The district’s state-of-the-art innovation facility is ideal for students who seek opportunities to follow their passions, strive to help people and the world become better versions of themselves, and crave an active learning environment. 

The following is the upcoming application/acceptance timeline:

  • Jan. 16, 2023 - Application opens for current in-district 8th grade students who are enrolled in one of our five middle schools < Submit Application>
     
  • Feb. 6, 2023 - Application opens for current 8th students who are residents in the Broken Arrow Public Schools district, but are not currently enrolled in one of our five middle schools <Submit Application>
     
  • March 3, 2023 - Application closes
     
  • March 6 - 24 - Student interviews by invitation
     
  • March 27 - 31 - Students notified of acceptance decision
     
  • April 7, 2023 - The last day for students to accept the invitation to Vanguard for the 2023-24 school year

Incoming freshmen can apply for either of the following programs: 

  • XPO: Full-time, project-based learning program for students in grades 9-12. Innovators earn core credits through interdisciplinary courses and elective credits through a multitude of experiences focused on exposing, expanding and exploring. XPO provides students with a wide range of opportunities to improve the world, which culminates with an eXPOsition into a passionate learning experience during a student’s senior year.
     
  • BA Design Lab (BAd Lab): Full-time, human-centered design program for BAPS students in grades 9-12. Innovators earn core and elective credits through a combination of immersion, seminar and design experiences. BAd Lab culminates with innovators leading a 9-month human-centered design thinking project related to the topic or issue that drives them, inspires them or breaks their heart. 

Fine arts students and student-athletes can participate in either option. 

Learn more about the Vanguard Academy by watching this informational video or by contacting 918-259-4320. A tour of the facilities can be scheduled for new prospective students by submitting a tour request form.