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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. 

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.

Middle School

2023 MIDDLE SCHOOL Summer School Opportunities and Registration

The 2023 Middle School summer programing will offer opportunities for:

  • Repeat courses for students who did not successfully complete a course during the regular school year (Repeat Face to Face Courses)
  • Preparation opportunities for select math or science courses to develop skills for the upcoming school year (Boosts)
  • English as a Second Language courses for students who are identified limited in English (English as a Second language)
  • SOL Fast Track Tutoring to retake an SOL course to meet the Standards of Learning (SOL) verified credit diploma criteria.

Electronic registration and payment online begins on May 1, 2023 at 12:00 noon for face-to-face REPEAT courses through the webstore. Registration closes on June 21, 2023 at 12:00 noon. A student identification number (lunch number) will need to be provided at the time of registration.

Repeat face-to-face course electronic registration and payment must be completed before leaving the webstore. Students are not officially registered until payment is processed through the webstore. A student identification number (lunch number) will need to be provided at the time of registration. Students may be registered to take one REPEAT course each session. 

Boost opportunities will be accessed through FEV Tutor. There is no electronic registration or payment required for Boost opportunities. For more information, please access the Boost Icon located below.

Registration for English as a Second Language Summer School Courses for eligible English Learners will be processed by each school.. There is no electronic registration or payment required for English as a Second Language. 

Registration for SOL Fast Track Tutoring will be processed by each school. There is no electronic registration or payment required for SOL Fast Track Tutoring. 

Registration for Special Education Summer School Opportunities will be processed by each school.

Questions regarding Secondary Summer School should be directed to summerschool@vbschools.com.

*Students will register in the Virginia Beach City Public Schools Webstore by selecting the appropriate cluster site.

Student Schedule
Monday-Thursday (No classes on Friday)

Session 1 Wednesday, June 28 – Monday, July 17 Monday – Thursday  
9:10 am – 1:10 pm 
Face to face instruction
Monday – Thursday Two hours asynchronous assignments
Session 2 Tuesday, July 18 – 
Wednesday, August 2
Monday – Thursday
9:10 am – 1:10 pm
Face to face instruction
Monday – Thursday Two hours asynchronous assignments
Middle School Sites Cluster Schools
Salem Middle School Brandon Middle/Corporate Landing Middle/Kempsville Middle/Landstown Middle/Larkspur Middle/Princess Anne Middle
Independence Middle School Bayside 6 Campus/ Bayside Middle/Great Neck Middle/Lynnhaven Middle/Plaza Middle/Virginia Beach Middle
Renaissance Academy Division-wide Day Treatment, Division SECEP ReEd (K-12) Secondary ASP/EBICS, K-12 Supportive Therapeutic Education Program (STEP)
Renaissance Academy Division-wide Day Treatment, Division SECEP ReEd (K-12) Secondary ASP/EBICS, K-12 Supportive Therapeutic Education Program (STEP)


*Old Donation School students will register selecting their neighborhood school.
**For program guides in English, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese and Traditional Chinese please email your request to Shannon Leonard at Shannon.Leonard@vbschools.com.