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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.

Culinary Arts

Culinary student making cookies.  Are you a creative person who loves food? Check out Culinary Arts, a two-year, six credit program, where you will learn many of the skills the culinary profession is seeking in qualified candidates! You will learn in state-of-the-art foods and bakery labs equipped with all of the tools and equipment found in a modern commercial kitchen and bakery, and you will even have the opportunity to cater events at local venues!

In addition to going straight to the work force, our graduates have many options after successfully completing their courses! Further your education at a community college, technical school or university.

Culinary and Baking & Pastry Arts Schools

TCC Norfolk Campus
Johnson and Wales

Culinary Institute of Virginia
Culinary Institute of America
Stratford University
Art Institute
Sullivan University
and many more!!!

culinary student

Line Cook
Executive Chef
Pastry Chef/Baker
Personal Chef
Banquet Manager


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 Culinary Arts!

A sample of restaurants and hotels who have employed our students:

Catch 31
Zinc Brasserie
Founder's Inn
Lesner Inn Catering
Distinctive Gourmet (VB Convention Center)
Twisted Sisters
Zoe's Kitchen
Ntelos Pavilion
Scope/Chrysler Hall
Harris Teeter

Instructors: Diana Ausderau and Patrick Reed