Support Us

Dear Friend of The Vanguard School,

Along with your student’s success, The Vanguard School lists financial responsibility as its top priority. As a public charter school, that accountability and oversight from the Board of Directors has allowed us to serve the community for over 15 years as a K-8 program and then expand into an outstanding four-year high school program. Our 29-acre Corona campus was made possible by public bonds based on our academic performance and financial responsibility. Our funding comes to us in the same manner as every public school: tax dollars, through the Colorado Department of Education and to the school as Per Pupil Revenue based on our student count.

The school has three key fundraisers. First is it’s annual Light it Up Campaign, where families are asked to donate $100 per student attending school. Second, and a culminating event of the Lend a Hand Campaign, is the Spring Benefit Bash, Vanguard's annual silent auction. Third, and relatively new, is the Scrip gift card program. The school purchases gift cards at reduced prices and sells them at face value, earning a percentage off each Scrip card earned. Proceeds from these fundraising events directly support excellence in education.

In addition to our annual campaign, we have been the fortunate and grateful recipients of generous donations of materials and funds from many sources and actively solicit such gifts.

Please partner in giving to The Vanguard School; we welcome your support. We are a 501(c)(3) entity and, as such, all your contributions are tax-deductible. Please contact our Business Manager, Diane Borre, for information on how to help in this critical area at

Ways to Support CMCA:

1. Make a tax-deductible donation!  Cash or check (made out to "CMCA") donations can be dropped off at any building's front office, or you may make an online donation here:  

2. Volunteer! 
Check out the many volunteer opportunities!

3. Make a wish come true!  Purchase an item on the The Vanguard School Wishlist.

4. Spread the word!  Tell your friends and neighbors about The Vanguard School and rate our K-6, 7-8, and 9-12 on 

5. Purchase products that give back to our school! 
See the list below for brands and products that help our school.
Purchase Safeway or King Soopers Gift Cards
Visit the front office of any building to purchase Safeway or King Soopers gift cards to pay for your groceries. You will earn 10% for The Vanguard School all year long by purchasing these gift cards. Your purchase of Safeway and King Soopers grocery certificates can be used to purchase gift cards to many other retail businesses. For every $825 in King Soopers and Safeway grocery certificates you purchase, you receive a $25 Lands’ End card and the school benefits as well.

Campbell's Labels for Education
Drop off Campbell's labels at any front office. 

Box Tops for Education
Drop off Box Tops at any front office. 

eScrip Safeway 10% Back to School Program
Please check the bottom of your Safeway receipts for the 10% Back-to-Schools section. You can log on to, choose "CMCA" and enter the number listed on your receipts, or bring the the receipts to Robin Nickel at the Wahsatch Campus front office.  If your receipts don't have a 10% section, you can still participate by bringing in your Safeway Club Card or by calling Mrs. Nickel at 719.471.1999, option "1" with your Club Card number.
Click here for information on our next program participation periods

Target Take Charge of Education

We've discovered a terrific way to raise funds for our school. It's super-easy, and all you have to do is use your Target® Visa® Credit Card. We will receive a percentage of the amount of each purchase in the form of a cash donation from Target through the Take Charge of Education® program. Just visit to support The Vanguard School today! 
    COLORADO SPGS, CO 80905-2341 
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