What documents will I need to register my student to attend Virginia Beach City Public Schools?
Parents/guardians must register their child at the school he/she will attend with the following documents:
- two proofs of residence/address (lease agreement/mortgage
- statement and current gas, electric or water bills)
- certified birth certificate
- physical examination report (for elementary students only)
- current immunization records
- two current emergency contact phone numbers
- previous school report card/progress report (if applicable)
Please note: Code of Virginia § 22.1-270 requires that a student is immunized and receives a comprehensive physical examination before entering for the first time any public kindergarten or elementary school in a school division. The Code of Virginia § 22.1-360 and the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children allow for active duty military dependent children to be enrolled without documentation of immunizations; however, documentation must be provided within 30 days of enrollment. The Compact does not waive the physical examination requirement for these children.
When does the school year begin and end?
VBCPS begins each school year the day after Labor Day and ends each school year in mid-June. Visit the calendar page for detailed information.
What school will my child attend?
The school your student will attend is determined by the address where you reside. Except under special circumstances, students are assigned to a school in the attendance zone in which they live according to School Board Policy 5-14 and Regulation 5-14.1. A parent/ guardian requesting assignment to another school must submit a Student Placement Request Form with supporting documents.
Does VBCPS offer a peer transition program for students to help students adjust to their new school?
VBCPS offers Student2Student to assist peers through transitions at the high school level. Middle Schools and some elementary schools offer Anchored4Life (A4L) program to welcome and transitioning students. Please contact the school your student will be attending for specific details on their peer transition program.
Military families are encouraged to reach out to Military-connected school counselors to assist with transition process.