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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.

Eligibility & Sites


Acceptance into the program is not on a first-come, first-served basis, and a limited number of Pre-Kindergarten spots are available. To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Children must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 30 of the school year for which you are applying.
  2. The child's primary residence must be in Virginia Beach, VA.

In addition, eligible students are selected based on the following VPI eligibility criteria and identified risk factors:

  • Having low family income (based on Federal Poverty Guidelines);
  • Having a parent who did not complete high school;
  • Lacking fixed, regular or adequate housing (homelessness); and/or
  • Having an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for the child while falling in a qualifying family income bracket—the IEP team will determine if this general education classroom is the most appropriate setting.

Other factors are also considered but have lower priority.

Pre-Kindergarten Classroom Sites

For the 2024-2025 year, Pre-K classrooms are located in the following schools:

  • Arrowhead Elementary
  • Bayside Elementary
  • Bettie F. Williams Elementary
  • Birdneck Elementary
  • Christopher Farms Elementary
  • College Park Elementary
  • Cooke Elementary
  • Diamond Springs Elementary
  • Glenwood Elementary
  • Holland Elementary
  • Indian Lakes Elementary
  • Kempsville Elementary
  • Kempsville Meadows Elementary
  • Linkhorn Park Elementary
  • Luxford Elementary
  • Lynnhaven Elementary
  • Malibu Elementary
  • Ocean Lakes Elementary
  • Parkway Elementary
  • Pembroke Meadows Elementary
  • Providence Elementary
  • Rosemont Elementary
  • Salem Elementary
  • Shelton Park Elementary
  • Tallwood Elementary
  • Thalia Elementary
  • Three Oaks Elementary
  • Trantwood Elementary
  • White Oaks Elementary
  • Williams Elementary
  • Windsor Woods Elementary

If your home school does not have Pre-Kindergarten, assignments to an out-of-zone school will be made as follows:

If the elementary home school is: Then the assigned Pre-K site would be:
Alanton Elementary (B) Trantwood (A)
Brookwood Elementary (B) Lynnhaven (A)
Centerville Elementary (A) Tallwood (B)
Corporate Landing Elementary (B) Birdneck (A)
Creeds Elementary (B) Three Oaks (A)
Fairfield Elementary (A) Providence (A)
Green Run Elementary (B) Holland (A)
Hermitage Elementary (B) Shelton Park (A)
John B. Dey Elementary (A) Trantwood (A)
King's Grant Elementary (B) Malibu (B)
Kingston Elementary (B) Thalia (A)
Landstown Elementary (A) Salem (B)
New Castle Elementary (B) Glenwood (A)
North Landing Elementary (B) Christopher Farms (A)
Pembroke Elementary (B) Pembroke Meadows (B)
Point O' View Elementary (B) Arrowhead (A)
Princess Anne Elementary (B) Three Oaks (A)
Red Mill Elementary (A) Three Oaks (A)
Rosemont Forest Elementary (B) Indian Lakes (B)
Seatack Elementary (B) Birdneck (A)
Strawbridge Elementary Ocean Lakes (A)
Thoroughgood Elementary (B) Shelton Park (A)
Windsor Oaks Elementary (B) Windsor Woods (A)
Woodstock Elementary (B) College Park (A)

Please note: The school day for Group "A" Elementary Schools is 8:05 a.m. - 2:35 p.m. The school day for Group "B" Elementary Schools is 8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Occasionally, based on openings, the Pre-K office may make other assignments. Families must provide their own transportation to an out-of-zone school. Bus transportation can only be provided to in-zone schools with Pre-K classrooms.