Welcome to Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Welcome Fellow Educator:
Congratulations on choosing to become a teacher. Now, let us encourage you to choose Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) as the school division in which to pursue your career. We are the third largest division in the Commonwealth of Virginia and are proud to be a leader in providing our students cutting-edge curricula and our staff forward thinking professional development to build capacity. As a result, thousands of educators have selected VBCPS as their school division of choice! We invite you to join them and come teach at the beach!
VBCPS is a division known for its excellence. The school division emphasizes academic achievement and personal growth for all students through its innovative strategic plan, Compass to 2015: A Strategic Plan for Student Success. This plan has provided the basis of a philosophical and strategic shift from concentrating on testing skills to ensuring students learn a solid curriculum as well as 21st century skills such as problem solving, creative inquiry, collaboration, adaptability, data and information access and analysis. We are dedicated to ensuring our graduates become globally aware, independent and responsible learners, workers and citizens.
Our students have a wealth of academic and personal options through which to reach their goals in the classroom and beyond. From core courses to specialized academies to gifted programs to coursework designed for students with special needs, VBCPS curricula are designed to maximize the abilities of all students.
We encourage you to read through this packet which provides a comprehensive overview of VBCPS programs and services available to our students as well as the resources and opportunities for professional development provided to our teachers. Our school division’s website, vbschools.com, is a key resource for in-depth information.
We hope you will make an informed choice to teach at the beach at one of our 85 schools or centers, where you will truly make a difference in the lives of students.
James G. Merrill, Superintendent