Parent Connection Sessions
2/28/17 Academic and Career Planning Resources and Vendor Fair
Are you aware of all the great academic and career planning resources available to VBCPS students and parents? Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the Academic and Career Planning process in Virginia Beach Schools! This session will showcase a new Academic and Career Planning process and website designed to help your child achieve his or her dreams. We will explore resources used with elementary, middle and high school students. This session will help you work with school counselors to guide your child and ensure that he or she gains access to all VBCPS has to offer. Attendees will learn more about the counseling process and student options at the middle and high school levels. These choices include more than just course selection! Attendees will gather information about high-tech career and technical programs, academies and centers available at all levels, dual enrollment, college and career planning, career pathways and steps to ensure students are prepared to apply to the programs that support their dreams.
Are you as involved in your child’s education as you would like to be? See what new research shows about parent engagement in our schools.
Whether it is helping a child with homework, volunteering at a school event or simply working with teachers when an issue arises, parents are taking an active role in our schools. A recent survey shows that levels of parent involvement are increasing. But, there is always room for the school division to create new opportunities for parents and the community to become in engaged. We wanted to know how satisfied parents are with current opportunities and what barriers may be keeping them from being more involved. The school division recently worked with the local research firm Issues and Answers to survey parents about their involvement and communication needs. You can learn more about the survey and see the results here.
The number of students who receive food each week through the Beach Bags program.
Beach Bags are funded entirely through donations.