Student Center Campaign

The Vanguard School has a great opportunity to create a space at the school for our students to encourage formal and informal community interactions and build meaningful relationships. Our Library/Media Center was dedicated on February 2002 and its primary function at that time was to provide a resource center where students could perform electronic and book research, where teachers could hold classes, and to provide individual study rooms for students. Since 2002 so much has changed including the way students study, prepare for their classes, and build social relationships and Vanguard wants to be able to not only keep up with these changes but provide our students with the tools and resources needed to be successful.

The Harry Nelson Media/Student Center will be a multi-purpose facility providing both academic and social learning spaces for our students. With a network of its own, the Student Center will be used to facilitate online learning classes, research, and computer lab access; while in the evenings, it will provide spaces for collaboration gameplay, tutoring, and student socialization. This space will not only preserve Harry Nelson’s legacy of academic learning, but it will truly meet the needs of today’s students in such a way as to continue the important work of learning beyond the classroom.

We are currently raising funds to help create this space, and our fundraising goal for this project is $50,000, but The Vanguard School has been contacted by a generous donor who is willing to support us with a donation of $20,000 once the first $30,000 is raised.

We also have an Amazon Charity List started on AmazonSmile. Go to and choose The Vanguard School of Lake Wales, Inc. as your charity of choice, then look for our Student Center list of items. The direct link to our page is below:

We hope that you will be able to support our efforts and make a donation to this worthwhile initiative. Please call at (863) 676-6091

and speak to our Marketing Associate, Stephanie Dirlbeck at