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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.

School Counseling


The mission of the Kempsville High School Counseling Department is to provide an equitable and comprehensive school counseling program to all students through the implementation of data-driven interventions. The school counseling program is designed to enhance students’ academic, career, and social/emotional development, thus equipping students to be independent, responsible, academically proficient, technically and globally literate critical and creative thinkers.

Contact the Counseling Team

Registrar: Karen MacLeod
Summer Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Monday - Thursday) By appointment only
School Year Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Phone: 757.648.5461
Fax: 757.474.8423

Note: Please select the tab below where your last name belongs to see information about your counselor.

Additional Help

Academy Counselor: Victoria Thompson

Access Counselor: James Coaxum

School Social Worker: Danielle Hunn

Student Support Specialist: Chelisa Jackson