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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.

Why GRC?

It’s about family

It's about family

At GRC, it’s not just about the academics; it is about the whole child. Involved best describes teachers, students and parents. Building strong, positive relationships is a top priority for everyone. From encouraging phone calls to postcards recognizing students’ successes, the staff takes the time and energy to show how much they care. They make the effort to be as present and as supportive as they possibly can- for all students. As a result, students become kinder, more passionate adults who inspire one another as they tackle the challenge and complexity of the work at hand.

It’s about innovation

It's about innovation

As a charter school, GRC has more flexibility in terms of what and how students learn. For example, GRC offers courses that are unique to the Virginia Beach school division, such as Digital Photography and Design Technology. Digital Photography focuses on creating aesthetic pieces through the use of digital cameras, while Design Technology is a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) class. Additionally, GRC offers courses to include IB Design Technology, an engineering course, and IB Sports, Exercise and Health Science.

It’s about choices

It's about choices

Green Run Collegiate believes that all students are unique. They differ in what they like, in how they think, and in how they learn. That is why GRC became the first school in the Hampton Roads area to provide multiple pathways to an IB education. With the Middle Years Program, the Diploma Program, and the Career-Related Program, students can choose an option with consideration to their interests and passions. Students deserve an education that caters to their needs, and at GRC, they are able to select what is right for them.

It’s about support

It's about support

GRC students arrive with a variety of experiences and backgrounds, so it is the school’s responsibility to provide strong support structures for them. In addition to IB, GRC offers:

  • AVID (Advancement via Individual Achievement), a system which helps students strengthen their time-management, organizational, and higher-order thinking skills
  • Scholar Central, an after-school program offered four days a week that provides students with enrichment activities focused on mathematics and literacy
  • Saturday school, an optional academic support program that provides students a quiet place to study