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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.

GED®/ABE Program

The GED®/ABE program offers day and evening classes at the following times: 8:30-11:00 AM (Monday to Thursday), 12:15-2:45 PM (Monday to Thursday) and 6:30-9:00 PM (Monday and Wednesday). All students (new and returning) who are interested in enrolling in GED®/ABE day or evening classes are required to attend a placement evaluation. Students who are eligible for GED® classes based on their placement test scores will need to attend an orientation session to complete the registration process.

At placement testing, students will take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). TABE scores are used to determine the levels of math and reading classes in which students are placed to help them prepare to take the GED® exam. The TABE test takes approximately four (4) hours. Students will receive a copy of their TABE scores via email and will be notified by the ALC staff regarding their eligibility to take classes. A valid, current government-issued picture ID for proof of age and identity is required. Open to adults aged 18 and older who are not enrolled in private or public high school.

Orientation sessions, testing, and classes are held at the Adult Learning Center located at 5100 Cleveland Street in Virginia Beach, 23462

Class Fees: Virginia Beach Residents: $30 registration DAY and EVENING.
Non-residents (living in other cities):- $40 per month DAY and $30 per month EVENING. Class fees are not refundable.

If interested, please contact Elizabeth Herlong, Adult Academic Coordinator, at 757.648.6050.

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