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VCS Camp Innovation - Continues on Tuesday

Camp Innovation started on Monday, August 3rd. It's not too late to sign up. Please visit the Camp Innovation Website to learn more details and register online. Registration opens July 28, 2020 and closes August 7, 2020, at noon.

The Villages Charter School Is Growing

Today's issue of The Villages Daily Sun provides lots of information about a new world class development along CR 470 in Sumter County. You can learn more about the future of Villages' neighborhoods, cool shopping and dining venues, family housing, a state of the art medical complex and.... a new K-8 building and a new 9-12 high school! 

VCS Delays Start of the School Year and Offers 2 Week Camp

Dear VCS Parents,

In order to be supportive and in alignment with our neighboring districts, The Villages Charter School will delay the official start of the school year until Wednesday, August 19th.  To support our charter school families, The Villages Charter School will offer a free, voluntary academic and enrichment camp to all currently enrolled VCS K-12 students. Camp will be held at the building your child will be attending during the 2020-21 school year.  The camp will start on Monday August, 3rd and conclude on Friday, August 14th.  Student drop off will start each day at 7:00 a.m. with camp activities beginning at 7:45 a.m. The camp will end in times similar to the regular school day Monday through Friday.  Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase following the normal school year pricing guidelines that apply to your family.  Free and reduced lunch will be available for qualified students.  Buffalo Adventures fee based services will also be available from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Monitor Hot Topics for updates about the various camp offerings and how to sign up for this voluntary camp opportunity.

Call the VCS Reopening Hotline 352-259-6886 M-F 8:00 am - 4:00 pm or your child’s school if you have questions.

Thanks for trusting VCS as a partner with you in your child’s education.

VCS Administration

New VCS 2020-2021 Calendar Published

The first day of the 2020-2021 school year will be Wednesday, August 19th. See the new calendar below. 

Updated CDC Guidelines for Reopening Schools

On Thursday, July 23rd the CDC released new guidelines for the reopening schools. See the information here.

Discount Cards For Sale

A special Buffalo Discount Card "drive-thru" sale will be held Monday, July 27th - Friday, July 31st from 8:00 a.m. - Noon at the HG Morse stadium entrance.  Customers never have to leave their car!  The cards feature numerous discounts on goods and services to participating local businesses and are valid through July 31, 2021. Cards are $10 each (cash or checks accepted) with checks made payable to VHS Athletics.

FL DOE Commissioner Orders Schools Open

Late Monday, July 6, Florida Department of Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran issued an executive order requiring all Florida public schools to open this fall (see the executive order below). Additionally, the order provided guidance and flexibility for all public schools (including charter schools like VCS). See the document below. VCS will be contacting parents very soon to get feedback before finalizing our fall 2020 reopening plan. 

Buffalo PRIDE Announces 2020-2021 Calendar

The VCS parent organization (Buffalo PRIDE) has announced their 2020-2021 calendar of events, meetings and fundraisers. See the PDF below. 

Sign up here to volunteer for the July 25th Uniform Swap. 


Tuesday, August 4th

* Camp Innovation

Wednesday, August 5th

* Camp Innovation

Thursday, August 6th

* Camp Innovation

Friday, August 7th

* Camp Innovation

Monday, August 10th

* Camp Innovation

Tuesday, August 11th

* Camp Innovation

Wednesday, August 12th

* Camp Innovation

Thursday, August 13th

* Camp Innovation

Friday, August 14th

* Camp Innovation

VCS In The News

VCS Pivots to Camp and Delays School Start

VHS Golden Girls Ready for New Season

Jumpstart Summer Camp at VCMS

Back to School Supplies

Plans to Return to School

VCS Summer Reading Off to a Good Start

VHS Students Win Art Contest

VCS Plans to Reopen Regular School in August

VHS Construction Academy Helps Complete Home

VHS Class of 2020 Has Epic Finale

Class of 2020 Graduation

Gov. Scott Visits VHS

The Villages Charter School 15 Years of Impact

VCS Earns 17th A Rating in a Row

The Florida Department of Education has released the 2018-2019 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 12 years, VCS has received a “K-12 grade” (all “A’s”)—also,

The Villages High School has now earned 14 straight A’s (2006 – 2019)

The Villages Charter Middle School has now earned 17 straight A’s (2003 - 2019)

The Villages Charter Elementary School has now earned 17 straight A’s (2003 - 2019)

VCS Earns School of Excellence Designation Again!

The Villages Charter School has again earned a School of Excellence designation based upon academic data from the past three school years. The Florida State Board of Education announced the list of schools at their most recent meeting. Well done VCS!

VCS Adopts 2020-21 School Calendar

The Villages Charter School has adopted the 2020-21 school calendar. See the PDF below.

Important Documents

Please see the list of important documents below.

      VCS 20-21 Updated School Calendar
      FL DOE Reopening Guidelines 7.6.20
      FL DOE Executive Order 7.6.20
      20-21 Buffalo PRIDE Calendar of Events
      20-21 Sport Physical Form
      20-21 Enrollment FAQs
      2018-2019 VCS K-12 Academic Achievement Report
      2018-2019 VCS K-12 Academic Executive Summary
      AdvancEd Accreditation 2017
      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.