U.S. News & World Report recently ranked Kingston Elementary and Old Donation School as the No. 1 elementary and middle schools in Virginia. Old Donation School, which has students in grades two through eight and is the home of the Edward E. Brickell Academy for Advanced Academics & Arts, was also ranked as the No. 2 elementary school in the state.
Partners in Education
The Partners in Education program supports collaborative efforts between schools and our community that promote academic success and personal growth for the division's students. Community partners from businesses, military commands, faith-based groups and civic organizations work with schools to design innovative educational opportunities to meet the unique needs of students and schools. By matching school goals with the expertise, expanded materials and financial resources and skills of the community organization, partnerships enrich curriculum and enhance learning experiences, extend teachers' capacity to meet the individual needs of all students and improve communication between the schools and the community.
Community engagement not only makes a positive impact on education, helping to relate academic learning to real-world applications, but it also demonstrates that the community values education and is committed to helping prepare students with the foundation they need to be successful today and into adulthood.
Become a Partner in Education today and make a difference in the lives of students!
Your business or organization may initiate a partnership by:
- Contacting the school you wish to partner with and speaking with the school’s Community Engagement Liaison (CEL);
- Completing a Partners in Education Information Form and submitting it to the Office of Family and Community Engagement, which will help connect you with a school that best matches the interests and expertise of your organization; or
- Calling the Office of Family and Community Engagement at 757.263.1821 to learn more about how your organization can become a VBCPS Partner in Education.