The school division’s specialty centers, gifted school, academies and advanced academic programs have hosted events throughout the fall to provide students and families with more information about academic options during their elementary, middle and high school years. Admission to these academic programs is application-based and information about the application processes and deadlines is available on vbschools.com. Below is a summary of upcoming deadlines.
High School Academies
The online application deadline for the following high school academies and advanced academic programs is Jan. 10:
- Entrepreneurship and Business Academy at Kempsville High School
- Global Studies and World Languages Academy at Tallwood High School
- Governor’s STEM and Technology Academy at Landstown High School
- Health Sciences Academy at Bayside High School
- International Baccalaureate Program at Princess Anne High School
- Legal Studies Academy at First Colonial High School
- Mathematics and Science Academy at Ocean Lakes High School
- Visual and Performing Arts Academy at Salem High School
New this year, VBCPS is accepting applications from 10th grade students to participate in the Environmental Studies Program launching this fall. Additional information about the program and application process is located on the division website.
The Virginia Beach Technical and Career Education Center is accepting applications now through Feb. 1. An open house event will be held Feb. 5, at 6 p.m. for parents and students to learn about Tech Center courses and opportunities.
Students interested in the Advanced Technology Center should apply at www.vbatc.com by Jan. 15. All applications received after Jan. 15 will be considered for placement based upon available class/course space. New to the application are two available courses, Travel and Tourism Management and Game Character Design.
More information about each academy and advanced academic program, as well as academy testing and/or audition dates, is available on vbschools.com.
Middle and Elementary School Programs
Applications for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program at Plaza Middle School are available online and due Monday, Jan. 10.
Admission to Old Donation School, the division’s centralized gifted school, or to the Gifted Visual Arts or Gifted Dance Education programs, require that students meet the division’s criteria for gifted identification. More information about Old Donation School, the two gifted programs and the application process is available on the division’s website. The application deadline for students in grades 2-7 is Jan. 10 at 4 p.m. The application deadline for grade 1 is Feb. 10.
For additional information about VBCPS academies or academic programs, please visit vbschools.com.