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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.

Career-Related Programme

IB Career-related Programme

The International Baccalaureate Career-related Program (IBCP) enables students to enroll in IB Diploma Program (DP) courses while pursuing a career-related study. In addition to these classes, students must also successfully complete the IBCP core, consisting of the personal and professional skills class, service learning, language development and the reflective project. Integrating the rigorous curriculum of DP with career-related courses helps students prepare to work and live in the 21st century by:

  • Engaging them in learning that makes a positive difference
  • Helping them to think critically and creatively in a rapidly-changing and global workplace
  • Giving them the affective skills to become self-confident people who are resilient and flexible

(The Career-Related Certificate, IBO, 2012)

Upon the completion of this program, students can earn college credit (depending on how high a score they earn on the DP exams) as well as industry certification from their chosen career-related path.

Green Run Collegiate is partnering with the Advanced Technology Center, the Technical and Education Center, as well as the Governor’s School for the Arts in Norfolk so that students can have the choice of participating in the IB Career-related Program.

The IBCP Core

In addition to the Diploma Program and Career-related courses, IBCP students must successfully complete the four core areas of the Career-Related Program: Personal and Professional Skills, Service Learning, Language Development, and the Reflective Project.