U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Kingston Elementary and Old Donation School as the No. 1 elementary and middle schools in Virginia. Old Donation School, which has students in grades two through eight and is the home of the Edward E. Brickell Academy for Advanced Academics & Arts, was also ranked as the No. 2 elementary school in the state.
Welcome! Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) offers gifted education services at all levels through a combination of school-based options and citywide programs. Through a variety of experiences, gifted students engage in rigorous learning opportunities through differentiated instruction that is responsive to the academic, social and emotional needs of the student.
VBCPS identifies students in the areas of:
- General Intellectual Aptitude (advanced aptitudes demonstrated by skills and creative expression in general intellectual ability); and
- Visual and Performing Arts Aptitude (specific aptitudes in selected visual or performing arts demonstrated by skills and creative expression and excelling consistently in the development of a product or performance in any of the visual and/or performing arts).