Mesquite’s upcoming ‘choice’ high school gets more traditional name – The Dallas Morning News


Meet Vanguard High School.

Mesquite’s new campus, designed for students who want to pursue a specific path toward a career in engineering, health science, technology or construction science, is on track to open for the 2021-22 school year.

Originally it was to be named the Innovative Education Center, but the MISD Board of Trustees approved a resolution Monday to give the school a more traditional name.

The board also added a tagline to go with the name: “Vanguard High School: An Innovative Education Experience.”

In a presentation revealing about the name, the board defined vanguard as “a group of people leading the way in new developments or ideas.”

“We wanted the name to reinforce the qualities we think are important,” Robert Seward, a board trustee said in a news release, adding that the new name is “unique, tells a story, is professional and distinguishes the school from others.”

Greg Everett, a trustee who headed the Naming Committee, said the new name would make the school more attractive to students. Any high school student in the district can choose to attend Vanguard, which when completed is set to serve up to 2,000 students.

Enrollment for its first-ever classes, made up only of freshmen and sophomores, will occur from Oct. 1 to Nov. 20.

“If we can give the students a career focus, something they’re passionate about, everything else will come after that,” Clint Elsasser, who will be the school’s dean, told The Dallas Morning News earlier this year.

Among the 16 programs students can select are automotive technology, robotics, computer science and architecture design.

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