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2024 Elementary Summer School Information

VBCPS is offering amazing summer learning opportunity to all pre-kindergarten through fifth grade students who were enrolled in Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) during the 2023-24 school year!

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.

ATC Honors

ATC Teacher of the Year 2025

Jason Baker

A product of the Virginia Beach City Public Schools; Mr. Baker began his path in education as one of the school division’s students, moved on to join our ranks as a security assistant, and finally rejoined us after serving the four years with Norfolk City Public Schools as a Technology Education instructor. The Advanced Technology Center (ATC’s) 2025 Teacher of the Year; it is a true statement to his excellence as an educator that he has been selected once again as the ATC’s nominee for city-wide honors. His energy, dedication to his students and the ATC, as well as the positive attitude he brings with him daily, has been an infectious influence on his students and fellow educators alike.

As the Center’s lead Engineering Technology Instructor, Mr. Baker is responsible for leading first year students through an immensely challenging and diverse curriculum, one designed to expose them to the multitude of careers available, and the foundational skills needed, to be successful throughout the many engineering disciplines. These efforts have resulted in the development of highly engaged students, who have excelled in the attainment of nationally recognized certifications, and the acquisition of competitive honors.

A long-time participant in the University of Texas’s U Teach Engineering program, Mr. Baker’s efforts have led to our students being provided concurrent enrollment opportunities with the University, and our program being recognized for its exemplary best practices. Additionally, Mr. Baker serves as an instructor with the American Society of Material Science Engineers, providing workshop services to educators from across the nation. Without doubt, the ATC and the Virginia Beach City Public Schools are truly fortunate to have him as a colleague in our quest to educate the children of this city for the 21st Century.