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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.

Plumbing and Heating

Are you a mechanical person who has an interest in building things? Check out Plumbing and Heating, a one-year, three credit program that follows Construction Technology where you will learn all of the skills the construction industry is seeking in qualified candidates! You will learn in state-of-the-art lab and even help build a real house that is sold to benefit the Education Foundation! You will have the opportunity to earn your OSHA 10 Certification!

This one year course covers a wide variety of plumbing and heating applications. Students in this class learn about plumbing, piping, residential and commercial plumbing installations, hydronic heating, controls and solar technologies. A part of the course work deals with pipe drafting and plan layout. Graduates of this program are eligible for apprenticeship in the Plumbing and Heating trade as second year apprentices. Students will prepare for the following credentials or certifications: National Association of Home Builders HBI/NAHB- Plumbing Basic; Skills Connect Assessment (SkillsUSA)-Plumbing; and the Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Examination.

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.

Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors: Apprenticeship
Plumbers and Pipefitters Union: Apprenticeship and Welding Certification
Gas Fitter
Plumbing Contractor

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 Plumbing and Heating!
Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Apprenticeship
Plumbers and Pipefitters Union: Apprenticeship and Welding Certification

Instructor: Will Beaton