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Follow us on Twitter!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).

Informational Parent Video: How to Apply for Gifted Services

English: https://youtu.be/FLM3bNZM7Wc
Spanish: https://youtu.be/ts5uUO8fjns

Gifted programs in action. VBCPS Spotlight on the Gifted experienceVBCPS students in grades nine through twelve are eligible to attend the Governor's School for the Arts in Norfolk, Virginia. Students must complete an application and audition for the intensive programs in dance, music, musical theatre, theatre, and visual arts. Applications are available throughout the year and the adjudication process take place in January. Students take academic classes at their regular high schools in the morning and attend the Governor's School for the Arts for three hours every afternoon during the regular school year. For each year they attend, students may earn three credits. Students in Virginia Beach City Public Schools are identified as gifted in the visual and performing arts upon acceptance to the Governor's School for the Arts. For further information, please watch the informative videos below.

2020-2021 Governor's School for the Arts Promotional Video: https://youtu.be/EQcfhuT6KTo

October 27, 2020 Governor's School for the Arts VBCPS Information Night: https://youtu.be/4tOMtKx1bjw

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