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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. 

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.


Academic Support and Acceleration Program for Tutoring

Tutoring is designed to support interventions and accelerations available in both face-to-face and virtual environments. Offering extra help and support, especially in the early stages of a student’s education, can provide a path towards academic success, diminish the likelihood of behavior problems, and increase the likelihood of high school graduation. The Virginia Beach City Public Schools Academic Support and Acceleration Program will ensure that:

  • All stakeholders are aware that students have 24/7 access to some form of tutoring support throughout the day, evenings, and weekends;
  • Tutoring opportunities may occur virtually (synchronously or asynchronously) or face-to-face;
  • Highly qualified staff are hired and trained to academically support students;
  • Frequent progress monitoring ensures the effectiveness of all tutoring programs;
  • Tutoring is aligned to specific skills from the Virginia Standards of Learning and the local curriculum;
  • Tutoring provides both intervention and acceleration support.