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Buffalo HERD Online Parent Workshop Tonight!
The Buffalo HERD big annual 'online parent meeting' will begin Tuesday, March 5th @ 6:00 pm. Parents will have dozens of meetings that can watch to learn more about the school and their child's education here @ VCS (and earn Parent Involvement hours)!
BBQ Bash This Saturday!
The Buffalo HERD BBQ Bash will be held on Saturday, March 9th @ Spanish Springs. See the flyer below for details. 
VCS 24-25 Enrollment Now Available 
Kindergarten Roundup 
Parents of current Pre-K students, please check your child’s backpack for Kindergarten Roundup applications. Contact Tara Milow, VCS Enrollment Coordinator with any questions. (352)259-6848
Current VCS Families Re-Enrollment & Campus Selection 
We are moving full speed with planning for the new 24/25 school year and would like to know if your family will be returning next year and what your campus preference is. We have a simple process families will need to complete.
How to Select Your Campus Preference
1. Log into your Parental Involvement (PI) Portal (please contact Central Office at 352-259-2350 if you are in need of your login information)
2. Select one of the following from the Campus Preference drop-down menu:
* Not Attending
* Buffalo Ridge
* Middleton
3. Select the Acknowledgement box after you have reviewed the Enrollment and PI Obligation disclosure.
4. Select the Save Campus Preference button.

All families have until the last day of school to complete this process.  Contact Tara Milow, VCS Enrollment Coordinator with any questions. (352)259-6848
New Families 
Open enrollment is in full swing and we are now accepting applications for the 2024/2025 school year. Click here to get started! 
Buffalo Adventures Session IV Registration Now Open
Buffalo Adventures Session IV Activity registration is now open for both Buffalo Ridge and Middleton campuses. Registration is available on our activity app Jumbula now through March 15th. 
Remember: Spring Break Camp registration continues through Friday March 8, 2024. 
Please visit the website and feel free to contact Buffalo Adventures at 352-259-6818 for additional information
VCS 2024 Golf Tournament Registration Now Available 
Please mark your calendar for the 24th Annual Golf Tournament to benefit The Villages Charter Schools.

This year’s event will be held at Palmer Legends Golf Course on Saturday, April 20th. We thank many of our business partners who have already committed their 2024 sponsorship and there are plenty of sponsorship options available as described on page 2 of this registration form.

2024 Spring Dance Recital Information  
The VCS 2024 Spring Dance Recital information can be found in the PDF below. 
Buffalo HERD "Clay Shoot" Rescheduled for 4/12/24
The Villages Charter School parent organization (Buffalo HERD) has rescheduled the "Clay Shoot" to Friday, April 12, 2024. Watch for more details coming soon.

Tuesday, March 5th

* 4th & 5th Grade Center @ Buffalo Ridge Book Fair

* Buffalo HERD Online Parent Meeting

* VHS Girls' Tennis @ Seven Rivers (4:00 pm)

* VHS Boys' Tennis vs. Vanguard @ VHS Tennis Facility (4:00 pm)

* VHS Baseball vs. Forest @ VHS Baseball Field (JV 4:00 pm, Varsity 7:00 pm)

* VHS Flag Football vs. Weeki Wachee @ HG Morse Stadium (Varsity 6:00 pm)

Wednesday, March 6th

* 4th & 5th Grade Center @ Buffalo Ridge Book Fair

* VHS Music Boosters Meeting (11:20 am)

* VHS Boys' Weightlifting vs. Foundation Academy & Lecanto @ HG Morse Stadium (3:30 pm)

* VHS Baseball vs. Bishop Moore @ VHS Baseball Field (7:00 pm)

Thursday, March 7th

* 4th & 5th Grade Center @ Buffalo Ridge Book Fair

* VHS Boys' Tennis vs. West Port @ VHS Tennis Facility (4:00 pm)

* VHS Girls' Tennis vs. Wildwood @ VHS Tennis Facility (4:00 pm)

* VHS Baseball vs. Lake Minneola @ VHS Baseball Field (JV 4:00 pm, Varsity 6:30 pm)

* VHS Softball @ Santa Fe (Varsity 6:00 pm) Tickets available on

* VHS Flag Football @ Lake Weir (JV 6:00 pm, Varsity 7:00 pm) Tickets available on

Friday, March 8th

* 4th & 5th Grade Center @ Buffalo Ridge Book Fair

* 4th Grade Field Trip to St. Augustine (Buffalo Ridge – Mrs. Burroughs, Ms. Character, Ms. McNary, Mr. Mutz, & Mr. Rowan) Departure 6:00 am - return 6:30 pm

Saturday, March 9th

* VHS Track & Field Buffalo Invitational @ HG Morse Stadium (9:00 am)

* Buffalo HERD BBQ Bash @ Spanish Springs (Noon - 3:00 pm)

Monday, March 11th

* VCS Buffalo Ridge Canned Good Drive

* VHS Varsity Beach Volleyball @ Hampden Dubose Academy (4:30 pm)

* 2nd Grade Parent Night @ Buffalo Ridge & Middleton (6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

* VHS JV Softball @ Lecanto (6:00 pm)

* VHS Varsity Softball vs. Lecanto @ VHS Field (7:00 pm)

Tuesday, March 12th

* VCS Buffalo Ridge Canned Good Drive

* VHS Track @ Wildwood (4:00 pm)

* VHS Girls' Tennis @ Crystal River (4:00 pm)

* VHS Boys' Tennis @ Seven Rivers (4:00 pm)

* VHS JV Baseball @ South Sumter (6:00 pm)

* VHS Varsity Baseball vs. Vanguard @ VHS Field (7:00 pm)

Wednesday, March 13th

* VCS Buffalo Ridge Canned Good Drive

* Third Nine Weeks Ends

* Primary Center Buffalo Ridge "Special Area" Parent Night (6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

* VHS JV Softball @ Zephyrhills (6:00 pm)

* CHS JV Baseball vs. Lecanto @ VHS Field (6:00 pm)

* VHS Beach Volleyball vs. Windermere Prep @ VHS (4:00 pm)

* VHS Flag Football @ Bishop Moore (JV 6:00 pm, Varsity 7:15 pm)

Thursday, March 14th

* VCS Buffalo Ridge Canned Good Drive

* VCMS Middleton Girls & Boys Track Meet @ K8 Middleton (4:00 pm)

* VHS Girls' Tennis @ Lecanto (4:00 pm)

* VHS Boys' Tennis @ Lecanto (4:00 pm)

* VCS Middleton Third Grade Musical @ K8 (6:30 pm)

* VHS Varsity Baseball vs. Windermere Prep @ VHS Field (7:00 pm)

* VHS Softball @ South Sumter (JV 5:00 pm, Varsity 7:00

* VHS Varsity Flag Football vs. Central @ HG Morse Field (6:30 pm)

Friday, March 15th

* 4th Grade Field Trip to St. Augustine (Middleton --Mrs. Akridge, Mrs. Bell, Mrs. Daley, Mrs. Gagne, Mrs. Miller, & Mrs. Skinner) Departure 6:00 am - return 6:30 pm

* VHS Varsity Baseball @ South Sumter (7:00 pm)

* VHS Varsity Softball vs. Zephyrhills @ VHS Field (7:30 pm)

Saturday, March 16th

VCS In The News 

VCS Middleton Media Center Celebrates "Telephone History"

VHS Boys' Basketball Lose State Semi-final

Expanded VHS Career & College Expo A Big Success

Club Sports Continue to Expand @ VCS

VHS Boys' Basketball Defeats Lake Highland Prep to Advance

VHS Wrestling Wins Second Straight District Championship

VHS Boys' Basketball Wins Tight Battle for District Championship

VHS Wrestling Finishes 2nd In TD Talbott Tournament

VHS Girls' Basketball Comes Up Short in District Championship

VCES Students Read One Book

Coach Terry Celebrates 200th Dual Wrestling Win

VHS Girls' Weightlifting Sweeps Regional Championships

VHS Girls' Basketball Win Tight Battle on Senior Night

VHS Boys' Soccer Wins 4th Straight District Title

VHS Girls' Soccer Wins 5th Straight District Title

VHS Academies Partner with Area Businesses

VHS Boys' Soccer Advance to District Championship Round

VHS Buffalo Booster Club Has Unique Fundraiser

VCS Students Excel in Science and Entrepreneurship 

Two Legends Visit VHS

VHS Football Team Celebrates Student-Athletes

VHS Kicks Off Workforce VHS

VHS Girls' Basketball Suffers Tough Loss to Trinity Catholic

VHS Girls' Soccer Wins on Senior Night

Buffalo Scholarship Foundation Seeks Community Support

"Running with the HERD" Coming Soon

VCS Agriscience Academy & FFA Chapter Students Prepare for County Fair

VHS Athletics Thrive at New Facilities

VCES Holds Science Day

VHS Wrestlers Finish 4th in Holiday Tournament 

VHS Alum Receives State Championship Ring

VCS Dancers Host Sold Out Show

VHS Culinary Arts Academy Students Learn in New Lab and Classroom

Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission Stocks Lake Eleanor

VCS Prepares to Launch New After School Tutoring Program

VHS Alum Cole Bullen Signs to Play Baseball for UF Gators

VCS Hosts Successful Science Fair

VCES Middleton Hosts First Musical

VHS Cross Country Teams Compete at State Championship 

VHS Construction Management Academy Helps Build 2nd Habitat Home

The Villages Charter School Honors Veterans

VHS Girls' Soccer Gets Inaugural Victory at HG Morse Range

Tutoring and Mentoring Programs Benefit Students

VHS Receives National Recognition

VCS Partners with Area Veterans Groups

VHS Opens Aquatic Center with 2 Victories

Four VHS Students Receive National Recognition

VCS Starts New Era on Two Campuses

Welcome Back to School

VCS Ready for the Start of the New School Year

VHS Class of 2023 Accept Distinguished Flying Cross Scholarship

VHS Welcomes New Band Director

VHS Girls' Basketball Completes Successful Summer Campaign

VHS Alum Standing Out @ NBA Summer League

VHS Alum Excelling at Kentucky Baseball

VHS Alumni Help Central Florida win NJCAA World Series

Building the Best Athletic Complex

VHS Academies @ Middleton

VHS Alum Signs with D-I McNeese State

VHS Graduates Come Home to Work

VCS Announces North Campus Renovation Plans

VCS Earns 19th "A" in a Row!

Gov. Scott Visits VHS

The Villages Charter School 15 Years of Impact 

The Florida Department of Education has released the 2022-2023 school grades for all schools and The Villages Charter School has again earned an A rating!

Congrats to all students, teachers, administrators, staff, & parents for this achievement.

For the past 17 years, VCS has received a “K-12 grade” (all “A’s”)—also,

The Villages High School has now earned 17 straight A’s (2006 – 2023*)

The Villages Charter Middle School has now earned 20 straight A’s (2003 - 2023*)

The Villages Charter Elementary School has now earned 19 straight A’s (2003 - 2023*)

* The Florida Department of Education did not issue grades for the 2020 school year due to COVID-19. See the full report & executive summary below

VCS Updates 2023-2024 School Calendar
The Villages Charter School has updated the school calendar for the 2023-2024 school year (incorporating changes due to Hurricane Idalia). See the PDF below. 

VCS Earns School of Excellence Designation!

The Villages Charter School has again earned a School of Excellence designation for the 2020-2021 school year based upon academic data from the past three school years. The Florida State Board of Education announced the list of schools in a press release today (10/22/21). See the announcement below.  

Buffalo Scholarship Foundation Announces "Buffalo Promise"
The Buffalo Scholarship Foundation has formally announced a long planned project--the "Buffalo Promise". Click here to read a recent article about the Buffalo Promise or click here to visit the Buffalo Promise webpage

Important Documents

Please see the list of important documents below.

      2024 Spring Dance Recital
      2024-2025 VCS Calendar
      BBQ Bash 2024
      23-24 Buffalo HERD Calendar
      2023-2024 VCS Calendar
      2022-2023 VCS K-12 Academic Executive Summary
      2022-2023 VCS K-12 Academic Report
      VCS 5 Year Accreditation Report
      VCS Named School of Excellence 20-21
      VCS Named High Performing Charter School

Website Accessibility

The Villages Charter School (VCS) is committed to ensuring that its website is accessible to people with disabilities. If you use assistive technology and are experiencing difficulty accessing information on this site, please contact to gain access to inaccessible content or functionality of online content. To file a formal grievance under Section 504 and Title II with VCS please contact Patrick Murphy, Instructional Technology Supervisor at 352-259-2350.