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    Mr. Hunter - Finalist FL TOY  

    Congratulations Mr. Hunter

    Finalist for Florida's Teacher of the Year

    IB Chemistry - Vanguard High School

    Click Here for a video on Trans-Atlantic Chemistry Lessons





    Emily C  


    Vanguard IB Diploma Graduate Testimonial:


          I was a Vanguard IB student from 2008 to 2012. Today, I'm writing this from the library at National Taiwan University, located in Taipei, where I have received a scholarship to study intensive advanced Mandarin Chinese. Without IB, none of this would have been possible. I remember struggling to keep up with classes and tests while also preparing for IB exams and thinking, "What have I done?" While the workload was heavy, I felt like I had total support through the community of teachers, parents, and friends that make the IB family. I remember thinking how horribly cheesy it was when people talked about the "IB Family" ... it turns out the people I FaceTime from overseas, the people who have visited me and who I send postcards to everywhere I go are those people in that family.


         When I got to college, not only was I prepared for the workload, but I saved a lot of money because my IB credits were worth a year of credits at the University of Florida. I graduated early with highest honors, studied abroad in Beijing, China, then Taipei, Taiwan. I went on to get my master's degree in Asian Studies from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, then interned at NPR in Washington, DC. Looking back, IB taught me how to work hard, balance my time, and most importantly, build a community to lean on when I needed help.


    ~ Emily Cardinali


     Vanguard IB Parent Testimonial:


         I can't say enough about how much impact the IB program has had on Anna. She has blossomed into an amazing young woman, and her horizons have been expanded beyond our wildest dreams mainly because of the encouragement and inspiration of the teachers and general philosophy of the IB program.

         She has challenged herself, and has been challenged by some of the finest teachers I have ever had the pleasure to deal with - and I am in the education system. Her teachers truly care about her educational experience, they are looking at the WHOLE student, not just the math grade, or literature grade, or science grade ...

         Our family loves and appreciates that the IB students are also called to embrace a service component. It helps them see that there is so much more in the world outside of their own four walls.

         I highly recommend the IB program at Vanguard for any family that wants their student to be well-rounded, challenged, inspired, loved, and successful!

    ~ Susan Mitchell 



    Kylie in St. Augustine

    "Thank you so much for the field trip we had today!

    It was honestly one of the best field trips I have ever been on

    and one of the best events I have experienced, so far, in life!

    It was very beautiful and fun as well as informative!"

    ~ Kylie K. ~ Pre-IB World History student ~ St. Augustine ~




    Welcome Home  




    Congratulations to these five fine young men! 

    National Merit Semis 2019-2020  


     Socktober  Angel

    We Help Two + Socktober 2019

    The young lady pictured above is Angel. She is six years old, loves to sing, has a pet rabbit, and lives in Uganda. During the month of October, we are selling funky socks so her school tuition, uniform, and daily breakfast and lunch can be paid for.

    Join us for our fourth annual CAS project through We Help Two and Vanguard IB Socktober 2019! You can get your socks from a Socktober Team Member on campus for only $10 a pack, or you can order below online for only $12 a pack. And as an added bonus, for every pack of funky socks sold, we receive a pair of thick, warm socks to donate here in Marion County.


    See ALL of the styles and sizes at the link below, and contact Mrs. DeVilling for more information.


    Socktober Styles

    Order Socks Online HERE


     Vanguard IB Chemistry was highlighted 01/24/19 in The Ocala Star Banner!

    Real life application for IB Chem curriculum:

    IB Chemistry



    Vanguard IB Family  

    Want to know what's happening in our IB World School?

    Click the links below for the most recent activities and achievements!


    Fall 2019 eFlyer


    January/February 2019 eFlyer


    December 2018 eFlyer


    November 2018 eFlyer


    October 2018 eFlyer


    September 2018 eFlyer


    August 2018 eFlyer





    Mansi & William   


    We Help Two Logo  Socktober

    We Help Two + Socktober 2018

    Join us for our third annual CAS project in efforts to provide artifical limbs to students in developing countries through We Help Two and Vanguard IB Socktober 2018! For only $12 a pack, you can help us bring dignity & mobility back to a young person's life, as well as to provide warmth in the cooler months for someone here in our community. See ALL of the styles and sizes available in the IB Office.

    Fun socks to wear + warm socks to share! We Help Two Video

    Click Here to Order Online: Socktober 2018



                               IB @ FBLA   Saleem

    "First Place: Vanguard High School" 45 times at District FBLA!

    Congrats to all of our Vanguard IB students who competed!

    THANK YOU to Saleem, our VHS FBLA President and District 7 FBLA President!



    District Sunshine State Scholar for Math and Science

      Anna Sunshine State Scholar

    Congratulations Anna!

    (That's THREE YEARS in a ROW for Vanguard IB!)



      Angela @ Science Fair   Andy @ Science Fair

    Congratulations IB Siblings Angela and Andy!

    First and Second Place at Regional Science Fair

    and BOTH going to State Science Fair!




    Anna & Kristine  Awesome Kids  Ashley & Sarah  Business  Julianna & Carlie  Lindsey & Emily


     Vanguard IB: Local Education, Global Experience


            Nardin  Esther  Jake  Danielle  Lizzy  


    Vanguard IB Alumni Testimonials Link ---> What Vanguard IB Did For Me 





    Congratulations Vanguard IB Class of 2017

    91% Diploma Pass Rate 


      FBLA 2017        Academic Team 2017         Debate 2017  


        VHS 2011-2016 AP Pass Rates vs. Other District High Schools 

    AP Pass Rate Comparison



    We Help Two+Socktober 2017 Success:

                                        Philip from Kenya                                        Richmond from Ghana

         Philip from Kenya      Philip from Kenya      Richmond from Ghana

    During the 2017-2018 school year, Vanguard IB had the opportunity to help these two young men receive artificial limbs thanks to our partnership with We Help Two and our annual Socktober event. These two young men's lives have been changed forever! We were also able to donate close to 100 pairs of warm socks to the ICU at Shands Hospital in Gainesville. THANK YOU to everyone who purchased socks back in October 2017 and helped us reach our goal. We look forward to hosting this CAS project again this coming fall and to having another successful Socktober event! 

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