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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.

Gifted Education

VBCPS is seeking stakeholder feedback to support the development of the 2025-2030 Five-Year Local Plan for the Education of the Gifted by responding to this survey.

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Virginia Beach City Public School's Office of Gifted Education is seeking to increase participation from parents of gifted learners to serve on subcommittees to provide input on the development of the 2025-2030 Local Plan for the Education of the Gifted. Although the first scheduled meeting of each subcommittee has occurred, more gifted parent input will improve the process with our remaining meetings.  Ten parent representatives, who are not school employees, will serve on subcommittees in collaboration with a variety of stakeholders, including Gifted Community Advisory Committee members, school-based staff, administrators, and gifted resource teachers.  If more than ten parents express interest in participating, we will conduct a random selection to select participants. If you would like to be considered, please access this interest form and complete it no later than 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2024. No late submissions will be considered and there is no guarantee of participation. 

Participants must be able to attend all of the following meetings:
5/20/24, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
6/6/24, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
7/15/24, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

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.

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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).

Informational Parent Video: How to Apply for Gifted Services

Learn about locating the Gifted Application:


Spotlight on the Gifted Experience


For more information about gifted services, visit the gifted education tab for your student below: