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ANNOUNCING A NEW SCHOOL FOR GIFTED K-8 in West Chicago/St. Charles Area

March 05, 2017 12:11 PM | Newenka DuMont (Administrator)


Educating Today's Gifted Children 

for Tomorrow's World 

Please join us for an informational meeting about the new Vanguard Gifted Academy, slated to open this fall in the West Chicago/St. Charles area. 

Time & Place: Thursday, March 16, @ 6:30 p.m. @ Da Vinci Academy, 37W080 Hopps Rd., Elgin (just off Randall Rd.) 

With Da Vinci Academy closing its doors in June, veteran gifted teachers Beth Blaetz, Shannon Holub and Stacey Spears are offering a new and innovative option for families who have gifted children whose needs are not being served in their home schools. 

All interested parents are welcome! Please RSVP to so we can prepare an information packet for you. 

Vanguard is a perfect fit for gifted students who are: 

• Intellectually curious 

• Inspired by learning 

• Eager to contribute to the community 

• Open to new lines of thinking 

• Interested in problem solving and applying concepts 

The world is changing at an exponential rate! This forward-thinking model empowers gifted children in a way that traditional schools simply can’t. 

Vanguard’s model, informed by the latest global educational and business observations, consists of three extended modules, as opposed to 8 standard class periods. This allows students to truly engage with their learning and make deep connections. 

Will you join Vanguard in offering your gifted child a cutting edge education? 

To learn more, visit our website at

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