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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.

Programs of Study

The Virginia Beach Technical and Career Education Center (Tech Center) offers high school students in grades 11 and12 the opportunity to combine academic and vocational preparation to achieve personal fulfillment, responsible citizenship, and economic self-sufficiency. With 23 programs, the Tech Center prepares students for quality, career employment and provides them with the competencies necessary to advance beyond entry-level positions.

The Tech Center also prepares students for existing occupations as well as for those emerging during the coming decades. In today’s extremely competitive job market, it is more important than ever to have a marketable skill. Students who complete programs at the Tech Center have the option to enter the job market directly or to continue their studies at two or four year colleges, community colleges, apprenticeship programs, military service, or professional technical institutions. All Tech Center courses award three credits, and students who wish to attend must complete a Tech Center application which they may obtain from their school counselors. Students learn workplace readiness skills within the content area and will have the opportunity to verify their knowledge of workplace readiness skills through an industry assessment.