Vanguard Academy of Broken Arrow
3000 E. Albany St. | Broken Arrow, OK 74012 | Phone TBD | Fax TBD
Vanguard Academy of Broken Arrow is the district's new state-of-the-art STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) facility. This new facility will serve grades 9-12 and will be ready to open its doors for the 2021-22 school year.
The Vanguard Academy is Oklahoma’s first public school facility to integrate building information modeling (BIM) from the design process through the construction phase. Known as BIM, the tool is a 3D model-based process that gives architecture, engineering and construction professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure.
Vanguard Academy will include a number of labs, a makerspace, a workshop, a build shop, numerous outdoor classrooms and more. In addition, the vocational agriculture center will include animal pens and show barns for those students pursuing careers in agricultural production, agribusiness and other agricultural related occupations.
Students will be able to choose from three different program options:
- Innovative Elective Program
Part-time program where Broken Arrow High School students in grades 10-12 can earn elective credits on the Vanguard Academy campus. These courses range from learning about drones to studying renewable energy.
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. Students must submit an application to be accepted.
- BAd Lab (BA Design 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. Students must submit an application to be accepted.
Fine arts students and student-athletes can participate in any of the above three options.