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2024-25 federal grant information presented to Virginia Beach School Board

The Virginia Beach School Board received information about proposed federal grant applications at its May 14 meeting. For the 2024-25 school year, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) would receive approximately $21.1 million in formula grant funds through programs authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).

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.

Graduation

At the very core of the Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) mission is the commitment to preparing students for the future.

In June, the school division will join high school seniors and their families from 11 high schools, Green Run Collegiate and Renaissance Academy, in celebrating their 13 years of hard work and studies.

Congratulations Class of 2024

The school division will join high school seniors and their families from 11 high schools, Green Run Collegiate and Renaissance Academy, in celebrating their 13 years of hard work and studies.

Graduation Day is the time to celebrate everyone's hard work and support and VBCPS teachers, principals and the community want to help all students achieve this milestone.

Most high school graduation ceremonies will occur at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Check the graduation schedule above to find out when and where the graduates from each school will be turning their tassels. Each student will receive a certain amount of tickets for guests to attend. Please check with your student and/or their home school to learn more about graduation tickets.

Additionally, check our YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and X accounts @VBSchools as we share experiences from graduation. 

 

Time to Celebrate!

You can take part in the fun by following the hashtag #VBCPSGrad on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – you can post your own photos to the hashtag as well.

Tips and Information for Families

  • Plan ahead. Students must be in place at least one hour before the ceremony starts. Allow significant time for traffic and parking.
  • Practice patience and watch for pedestrians. Thousands of students and patrons of other events will be on sidewalks and crosswalks. Pedestrians should observe crossing signals to stay safe.