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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.

English Language Acquisition


English Language Acquisition (E.L.A.) classes are available for adult non-native speakers of English.

Six levels of classes are offered including: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. No appointment needed. Students will enter the program based on class availability, pending a valid test score on program assessments. If classes are full, students will be placed on a waiting list and contacted when openings are available. A valid, current, government-issued picture ID and proof of residency are required. Testing/interviews are offered on a walk-in basis. Please call 757-648-6050 for interview dates.

The Adult Learning Center does not provide childcare or transportation.

Class Schedules: Day: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM or 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM.
Evening: Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.
Classes are held at the Adult Learning Center located at 5100 Cleveland St., Virginia Beach, VA 23462.

Class Fees: Virginia Beach Residents: $50 registration.
Non-residents (living in other cities): $100 registration. Class fees are not refundable.

*If you don't see the language option you need below, please visit the Virginia Department of Education here.

Call 757-648-6050 for more E.L.A. program information.