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School Board of the City of Virginia Beach names Dr. Donald Robertson Jr. superintendent

The School Board of the City of Virginia Beach voted to name Dr. Donald Robertson Jr. as superintendent at its meeting Jan. 23. A native of Hampton Roads, Dr. Robertson began his career as a math teacher with Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) in 1988 and progressed in leadership roles including assistant principal of Bayside High School, principal of Salem High School, chief strategy and innovation officer, chief schools officer, chief of staff and acting superintendent. 

Logo Virginia Beach City Public Schools Charting the Course

Hundreds of Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) students will participate in the 16th Annual African American Male Summit on Jan. 20 at Frank W. Cox High School. Boys in grades six through 12 will share ideas with each other and with adult community members on topics such as student leadership, community involvement, relationship-building, and physical and mental well-being.

Academies & Advanced Programs

The Academy and Advanced Academic Programs represent an exciting expansion of curricular options for all students across the city. Recognizing that no educational program should adopt a “one size fits all” philosophy, the division developed these programs to provide additional academic choices for our students.

Academies & Advanced Academic Programs*
Entrepreneurship and Business Academy
at Kempsville High School
Ms. Meghan Timlin
International Baccalaureate Programs*
at Princess Anne High School
Ms. Jamie LaCava-Owen
Environmental Studies Program
at Brock Environmental Center
Mr. Christopher Freeman
Legal Studies Academy
at First Colonial High School
Ms. Angelique Phillips
Global Studies and World Languages Academy
at Tallwood High School
Ms. Jessica Windish
Mathematics and Science Academy*
at Ocean Lakes High School
Mr. J. Michael King
Governor's STEM* & Technology Academy
at Landstown High School
Ms. Jennifer Morris
International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program
at Plaza Middle School
Ms. Laura Purvis
Health Sciences Academy
at Bayside High School
Ms. Kristen Johnson
Visual and Performing Arts Academy
at Salem High School
Ms. Amy Schuiteboer

For information about gifted education services at the elementary, middle and high school levels, including admission to Old Donation School as well as the Gifted Dance Education Program and Gifted Visual Arts Program, visit Gifted Education.

For information about admission to Green Run Collegiate, the Advanced Technology Center or the Technical and Career Education Center, please contact the school/center or visit their websites.

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