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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.

Digital Design and Marketing

Digital Design I (AT 8570)

Digital Design II (AT 8571)

VBCPS: 3 credits per year, 2 years

This two-year program helps students develop the skills and learn the principles involved in advertising design. Students learn the development and function of advertising, the production processes involved and how to cross technical and visual boundaries by using the elements of graphic design and computer graphic arts. Elements covered are illustration, typography, photography, digital video, computer graphics, web design, 3-D design and creation, animation and designing for mobile devices and electronic distribution. Students will prepare for the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) certification exams and the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) assessment in Advertising Design.

Hospitality & Tourism Management

2-year program @ The ATC & Local Hotels

TCC: DUAL ENROLLMENT REQUIRED

Stand apart and begin a career path that has no limits. The travel and tourism industry includes hotels, resorts, spas, restaurants, festivals and events, theme parks, resort and country clubs, casinos, cruise ships, conventions, conference centers, tourism attractions and even professional athletics. Learn to help others explore and experience the cultures and cuisines of the world. If you are interested in the opportunity to travel and break new ground in an industry where talent is rewarded, and where no day is the same, then this is the program for you. Opportunity will exist to earn relevant industry-recognized certifications.

Hospitality & Tourism Management (ME 8161) - YEAR 1

VBCPS: 2 credits per year, 1 year or

Hospitality & Tourism Management CO-OP (ME 8160)

VBCPS: 3 credits per year, 1 year

Advanced Hospitality & Tourism Management (ME 8162) - YEAR 2

VBCPS: 2 credits per year, 1 year OR

Prerequisite: Hospitality & Tourism Management

Advanced Hospitality & Tourism Management CO-OP (ME 8163)

VBCPS: 3 credits per year, 1 year

Prerequisite: Hospitality & Tourism Management

Marketing and Entrepreneurship @ ATC

2-year program

This exciting program explores marketing, entrepreneurship and professional success. Students will work with local businesses, entrepreneurs and mentors as they explore the skills needed to pursue a career in marketing or launch their own business! Topics of study include social media marketing, leadership, team productivity, business plan development, financial strategies and project management. Students will actively participate in DECA where membership offers travel, scholarships and networking. Students will also prepare to take national certification exams in March. A total of three credits may be earned by working in a part-time job. (Co-op).

Marketing and Entrepreneurship @ ATC (ME 8223) - YEAR 1

VBCPS: 2 credits per year, 1 year or

Marketing and Entrepreneurship @ ATC Co-Op (ME 8222)

VBCPS: 3 credits per year, 1 year

Advanced Marketing and Entrepreneurship @ ATC (ME 8243) - YEAR 2

VBCPS: 2 credits per year, 1 year or

Prerequisite: Marketing & Entrepreneurship @ ATC or a general marketing course

Marketing and Entrepreneurship @ ATC II Co-Op (ME 8242)

VBCPS: 3 credits per year, 1 year

Prerequisite: Marketing & Entrepreneurship @ ATC or a general marketing course