Mrs. Amanda Rogers serves as The Vanguard School’s College and Career Adviser. Mrs. Rogers comes from a long family line of educators and administrators. While working as a paraprofessional and a high school cheerleading/track coach, Mrs. Rogers earned her Associates of Arts degree in Education at Pensacola State College. She then transferred to the University of West Florida and majored in Middle School Education.
Rogers has been in the education and coaching field for 15 years. She has experience with various age groups, ranging from elementary through the 12th grade. In her current position, Rogers enjoys helping seniors prepare for their future outside of Vanguard. This is inclusive of aiding them in college applications, guiding them through technical institutes, or helping them become a successful Dual Enrollment student. According to Rogers,
“Nothing beats having a senior run into my office or across campus, so full of excitement, to tell me they have been accepted into college or earned an A on a college essay or math exam.”
As the College and Career Adviser, Mrs. Rogers is responsible for college visits, scholarship opportunities, college fairs, all senior activities, as well as students in Dual Enrollment. Dual Enrolled students are individuals who have passed the PERT (Postsecondary Education Readiness Test) with the scores required to take college credit courses at Polk State College.
The PERT is a computer adaptive test which measures a student's level of preparedness for college level courses. The test is currently being used by all Florida high schools and the 28 members of the Florida College System. Interested students can register with her. For more information on our Dual Enrollment Program, please click here.
Mrs. Rogers is married to Russ Rogers and they have three children, Gunter, Garrett, and Aryn.