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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.

Assessment & Graduation

This page provides parents with information about the participation of students with disabilities in the Virginia Standards of Learning Assessments. Important decisions and planning that ultimately determine the type of diploma the student receives upon graduation from high school are related to participation in this assessment. As students with disabilities increasingly access the general education curriculum, we expect higher rates of participation in the assessments that measure progress in the curriculum.

Students with disabilities may earn Advanced Studies Diplomas, Standard Diplomas, Modified Standard Diplomas, and Special Diplomas. Each type of diploma has certain requirements. It is important for Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams to fully understand the criteria for awarding each so that appropriate planning decisions are made.

Additional information is also available through the Virginia Department of Education. Other resources you may access include your school's guidance counselor, the administrators, and special education teachers. In the Office of Programs for Exceptional Children, the Parent Support & Information Center also is available as a resource. For information call 757.263.2066.

Thank you for your participation in the educational program planning and implementation for your child. Your support and informed participation are vital to your child’s educational progress.