Vanguard High School

Mesquite, Texas


Mesquite Independent School District


264,000 sq.ft.

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Envisioned to look more like a high-tech office complex than a traditional high school, this new concept serves 2,000 students from all over the Mesquite school district. Unlike the district’s traditional high schools, Mesquite ISD’s Vanguard High School does not offer extracurricular programs like fine arts and athletics; rather, the curriculum is intensely focused on academics and career or college preparation.

The campus features four schools that offer the following programs:

• School of Engineering: auto collision; auto tech; engineering, robotics and logistics

• School of Technology: computer programming; graphic design; visualization and animation

• School of Health Sciences: dental assistant; EMT; medical assistant; pharmacy technician; sports medicine; simulation lab with nurse desk; and firefighter simulation.

• School of Construction Science: architecture and construction technology.

The campus has a central open commons area, four classroom wings, a walking trail, courtyards, and outdoor learning spaces.

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