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2024-25 federal grant information presented to Virginia Beach School Board

The Virginia Beach School Board received information about proposed federal grant applications at its May 14 meeting. For the 2024-25 school year, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) would receive approximately $21.1 million in formula grant funds through programs authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).

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.

Application Process

Students interested in attending one of the school division's academy programs and/or advanced academic program are required to submit an application. Each program has specific application requirements.

January 8, 2024 is the deadline for all VBCPS students to submit their applications online and for non-VBCPS students to submit their application to the appropriate coordinator of the program(s) to which they are applying. VBCPS students who wish to apply for an academy program must use the online application process which will be available on Friday, October 13, 2023. To log into the system, please use the following link:

VBCPS students will log in with their VBCPS student credentials to create an initial application and to check on the status of their application throughout the process. For academy selection questions please contact the academy coordinator for the program. Timelines related to the selection and appeal process are available on the Application Timelines web page.

During the selection process, each program will establish a waiting list of students in the event that a student who is offered a position chooses not to accept or transfers prior to the start of the school year. The waiting list will remain active only until the last business day prior to the first day of school. Students must re-apply for consideration for the next school year.

The Middle School-International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IB MYP) Plaza Middle application process has a separate timeline for applications and deadlines. Please refer to the Applications Timeline for dates specific to this program.

The Environmental Studies Program also has a different timeline for applications and deadlines. Please refer to the Applications Timeline for dates specific for this program.

How to Apply

Application Timelines