Academy Applications Are Due Jan. 10th

Scholars interested in attending one of the school division’s academy programs and/or advanced academic programs are required to submit an application. Each program has specific application requirements.

January 10, 2020 is the deadline for all VBCPS students to submit their applications for the 2020-2021 school year. Timelines related to the selection and appeal process are available on the Application Timelines web page.

PTA Reflections Contest

Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “Look Within,” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Pick up submission guidelines and an entry form today in the office and return by October 28th. Winners can receive prizes and scholarships. Email Kelly Jaworsky ( if you have any questions.

2020 Youth Ambassador Program – 8th grade only

2020 Youth Ambassador Program – 8th grade only

The mission of the Virginia Beach City Association (VBSCA) is to foster international understanding, friendship, and cooperation by promoting people-to-people exchanges and continuing relationships between our city and citizens.

Through partnerships with our sister cities, student exchanges and culturally diverse programs, with the support of our elected official we are helping to foster peace through understanding throughout the world.

Apply to become a youth ambassador and win a scholarship! Read the application (page 2) for more information.

Application is HERE. Deadline is Friday, November 15

Governor’s School for the Arts Information Night

Monday, November 18, 2019
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Plaza Middle School, Auditorium
3080 S. Lynnhaven Road, Virginia Beach

The Virginia Department of Education and the school divisions of Chesapeake, Franklin, Isle of Wight, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Southampton, Suffolk and Virginia Beach sponsor the Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA). Students enrolled in these school divisions are eligible to attend.

Students interested in applying for selection to attend the Governor’s School for the Arts for grades 9 – 12 may join Governor’s School for the Arts representatives to learn about the programs and the application/audition process

Governor’s School is tuition free and is located at The Governor’s School for the Arts at 254 Granby Street in downtown Norfolk. Transportation is provided by the individual school divisions. Instructional departments for the Governor’s School for the Arts consist of Dance, Instrumental Music, Musical Theatre, Theatre & Film, Visual Arts and Vocal Music. Students attend their home high school for classes in the morning and travel to Norfolk to attend three hours of GSA classes in the afternoon.

Talented students in this intensive and accelerated program may earn up to three high school credits each year. Approximately three hundred and fifty students in grades nine through twelve comprise the student body with over sixty professional artists, university professors and art educators providing instruction for the students.

For more information, contact your Tina Cerja at 757.648.4850, the Governor’s School for the Arts at 757.451.4711, or the Office of K-12 and Gifted Programs at 757.263.1188.