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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.

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Program

The one-year Pharmacy Technician program is available to rising 12th graders and combines coursework, laboratory simulations, and experiential learning experiences. Successful completion of the program qualifies students to take the Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) national certification exam. The curriculum provides a foundation in pharmacology, mathematics, science, and pharmacy practice. Equipped with these skills, graduates are well-prepared to launch rewarding careers as pharmacy technicians, paving the way for further success in diverse allied healthcare and medical fields, including pharmacy, nursing, medical research and development, medical assisting, and/or medicine.

Student Handbook

Course Work

  • Medical terminology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Top 200 Drugs
  • Mathematical calculations
  • Pharmacy practice and regulations
  • Pharmacy simulations
  • Experiential learning


  • Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Exam
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) national certification exam

Student Leadership Organization

Professionals working at a pharmacy

The mission of HOSA Future Health Professionals is to enhance the delivery of compassionate quality healthcare by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all healthcare occupations education students, therefore, helping the students to meet the needs of the healthcare industry.

Instructor: Caroline Smith

Virginia Beach Technical and Career Education Center’s Pharmacy Technician program is in candidacy status as an Entry-Level Pharmacy Technician Education program by ASHP/ACPE, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.