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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.

Diploma Programme

IB Diploma Programme

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is designed to prepare students for success in a rapidly-changing, global society. It addresses not only the intellectual needs of students but also their emotional, social, and physical well-being, as depicted in the IB Learner Profile. The curriculum consists of six subject groups studied over a two-year period, during grades 11 and 12. Students who successfully pursue the IB Diploma are considered the best prepared for the coursework that colleges and universities offer:

  • “Send us prepared students a la IB…It is the “best” high school prep curriculum an American school can offer.” - Marilee Jones, Former Director of Undergraduate Admission Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • "One of the advantages of an IB curriculum is its structure and quality. It is a coordinated program, well-established, well-known and well-respected. We know the quality of IB courses, and we think the IB curriculum is terrific." - Christoph Guttentag, Director of Undergraduate Admission, Duke University
  • "I have always been a supporter of the International Baccalaureate. It is a thoughtful and genuinely intellectual curriculum with an unusually high degree of integrity and connectedness. There is no other curriculum anywhere that does a superior job of both educating students and inspiring a true and broad-based love of learning." - William Shain Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Vanderbilt University