All of Virginia Beach City Public Schools' (VBCPS) 82 testing sites are projected to earn state accreditation again for 2023-2024, following today's release of Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Standards of Learning (SOL) test scores and school quality indicators data.
Special Education Services
VBCPS is committed to providing free, appropriate educational opportunities for all students with disabilities, ages two through 21 years, inclusive. Services are provided in the most appropriate, least restrictive environment, as outlined in the student's Individualized Education Program (IEP). The IEP is developed cooperatively by the student's parents, educators, building administrators/ designees and other invited participants. The student is also included when appropriate.
- Students attend neighborhood or zoned schools at all levels and are served according to their needs in general and/or special education classes.
- Students who receive less than 50 percent of their instruction from a special educator are considered to receive Level I services. Students receiving 50 percent or more of their instruction from a special educator are considered to receive Level II support according to state standards.
- Special curriculum, equipment and materials are used for instruction as described in each student's IEP. Whenever appropriate, the materials and curriculum used in general education are also used in the student's special education program.
- All students receive special education services from teachers who are approved by the state to teach students with disabilities.
- Music, art, library, physical education, extracurricular activities and nursing services are available to students with disabilities. Based upon each student's Individualized Education Program, related services (e.g., speech therapy, occupational therapy or physical therapy) and other resources are also available to students with disabilities.