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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.

Auto Body and Paint Technology

Are you an artistic and creative person who loves cars? Check out Autobody and PaintTechnology , a two-year, six credit program, where you will learn many of the skills the automotive refinishing industry is seeking in qualified candidates! You will learn in a state-of-the-art lab on real equipment, and you will even have the opportunity earn the highly regarded ASE and AYES certifications!
This two-year course covers all aspects of Auto Body repair from estimating to a complete paint job. Students will learn to use hand tools as well as high tech equipment. Other competencies will include learning how to weld, straighten a frame, repair fiber-glass, use plastic filler, and mix paint on a computerized paint mixing system. Students will also become knowledgeable in Total Quality Learning Skills. Students will prepare for the following credentials or certifications: Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Technician Examinations- Non-Structural Analysis/Damage Repair, Painting & Refinishing; Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certification Assessments- Painting and Refinishing, Non-Structural Analysis/Damage Repair, Structural Analysis/Damage Repair, Mechanical & Electrical Components; Safety and Pollution Prevention (SP2) Certifications- Mechanical Safety, Mechanical Pollution Prevention; and the Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Examination.

Right now students in Auto Body are working on repairing and refurbishing privately owned vehicles and restoring several classis American cars.
As a community service, students repaint the book carts for the Virginia Beach Public Libraries at no charge along with assisting other community organizations.

After the Tech Center:
Technical Schools: UTI, Wyo-Tech, Nashville Tech, Ohio Diesel Tech
TCC: AAS Automotive Technology, Career Studies Automotive Engine Diagnosis and Automotive 
Parts Specialist
ODU: BS Motorsports Engineering Technology


Body Shop Technician
Automotive Paint Technician
Automotive Technician
Diesel Service Technician
Service Advisor
Parts Salesperson
Automotive Claims Adjuster and Appraisor
Managerial positions

All students at the Tech Center have the option to obtain an internship towards the end of their experience here. The philosophy is that there is invaluable knowledge and experience to be gained working side-by-side with a professional in an actual environment. Below are some of the great internships our students have had, thanks to Auto Body and Paint Technology!
Complete Automotive
Checkered Flag Auto Body
TNR Auto
London Bridge Motor Co.
R.K. Chevrolet Body Shop
Auto Elite Collision
Larry's Imports
Charles Barker Collision Center
Hall Body & Paint Shop
Desimone's Auto Repair

   Email: Tony Wilson