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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.

Licensed Practical Nursing

Where Nursing is both an art and a science:
If you want to make a true difference in the lives of others, check out Practical Nursing, an 18-month (three HS credit program) open to high school seniors and adults, where you will learn many of the skills the health profession is seeking in qualified candidates! You will learn in a state-of-the-art lab and on-site at hospitals for real clinical experiences. At the completion of the second nine months, successful graduates of the Practical Nursing program are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination - PN, which will allow graduates to be licensed as a Licensed Practical Nurse by the Virginia Board of Nursing. Students will also prepare for the Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Examination.

Established in 1972, VBSPN offers over 45 years of experience producing top quality nurses who serve the community locally, the military and abroad. Our small class sizes ensure that each student is afforded personalized attention with hands-on instruction in our state-of-the-art simulation lab and at various clinical facilities.

VBSPN is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing, 9960 Maryland Dr. #300, Richmond, VA 23233, 804.367.4515 through April 2031. VBSPN maintains certification from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) to offer LPN certification in the Commonwealth of Virginia, through the Virginia Beach City Public School System. Further information about SCHEV certification process can be obtained via

We are accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, 470.388.9826 through Fall 2029.  

General Disclosure Statement (34 CFR 668.43):  For the purpose of consumer protection, 34 CFR 668.43 as amended requires Title IV institutions to identify which of their academic programs are designed to fulfill the educational requirements for a professional license or certification that is a gateway for entry into a specific occupational field.

General disclosures entail posting information that includes state-by-state determinations of whether the program fulfills educational requirements for licensure or certification in that state. Direct disclosures are communications to individual students who are enrolled in or who are considering enrolling in a program that is designed to lead to licensure. These disclosures must indicate whether the student’s chosen program fulfills the education requirements for licensure or certification within that student’s state of residence. General Disclosure by State.

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Safety and Security

A safe and secure campus is a high priority at Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Please read the report linked below which describes important information about Campus Safety and outlines your responsibilities as a member, or potential member of our community.


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 Practical Nursing!

The following organizations are a sampling of those who have offered clinical experiences for our students:

  • Chesapeake Regional Medical Center
  • Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help
  • Saber Autumn care of Chesapeake
  • Sentara Southside Hospitals and Sentara Medical Groups
  • St. Mary's Home for Disabled Children

Nursing Staff

Rosa Abbott, Nursing Program Director
Diane Mills, Instructor
Denise Flores, Instructor
Regina Jacobs, Instructor
Carmen Wroton, Instructor
Kathryn Chander, School Office Associate

ACEN Accredited Nursing
2021 Top Ranked LPN and LVN Programs