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2512 George Mason Drive • P.O. Box 6038 Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456-0038   757.263.1000 • 757.263.1240 TDD

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School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 6-2

INSTRUCTION

  1. Goals

    Virginia Beach City Public Schools is committed to excellence in education, equality of educational opportunity, and the recognition of each student's individuality. Inasmuch as students differ in their rate of physical, mental, emotional and social growth and vary in their needs and abilities, learning opportunities shall be provided that are consistent with personal development and potential. Programs shall emphasize diagnostic and prescriptive instruction, allowing an individual approach to each student's learning style and educational needs.

    The educational program shall introduce each student to a variety of interests and areas that offer exposure to the range of opportunities available in later years. These experiences produce the basis for further education and future employment. As students demonstrate increased maturity, they may assume more responsibility for the decisions regarding their education.

    The school environment should be responsive and conducive to learning. The physical environment facilitates and enhances the learning experiences available to each student. A responsive environment includes competent, dedicated teachers using a variety of techniques and a classroom atmosphere where students can function and develop according to their abilities. Safety, physical comfort, and appearance also are vital environmental components.

  2. Standards of Quality and Objectives

    The School Board accepts the overall goals of public education as expressed by the standards of quality legislated by the Virginia General Assembly and implemented by Virginia Board of Education regulations. Education seeks to aid each student to the full extent of his or her abilities to develop the skills that are necessary for success in school, preparation for life, and reaching his/her full potential.

  3. Standards of Quality--Programs and Services

    The School Board commits itself to providing programs and services as stated in the Standards of Quality only to an extent proportionate to the funding thereof provided by the General Assembly and the local School Board.

 

Legal Reference:

Code of Va., § 22.1-253.13:1, as amended, Standard 1. Instructional Programs Supporting the Standards of Learning, and other instructional objectives .

Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public School in Virginia, 8 VAC 20-131-10 et. seq.

 

 

Amended by School Board: July 13, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: August 4, 1998
Amended by School Board:  June 6, 2006