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Application Process

Students interested in attending one of the school divisionís academy programs and/or advanced academic programs are required to submit an application. Each program has specific application requirements as listed below.

Students currently enrolled in Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) should submit an online application at academyapplication.vbcps.com. VBCPS applicants will log in with their VBCPS student credentials to create their application and/or check its progress.

Non-VBCPS students should email Brittany.Williams@vbschools.com to request a PDF application be sent to them electronically.

January 10, 2018 is the deadline for all VBCPS students to submit their applications online and for non-VBCPS students to submit their application to the appropriate coordinator of the program(s) to which they are applying. Timelines related to the selection and appeal process are available on the Application Timelines webpage.

During the selection process, each program will establish a waiting list of students in the event that a student who is offered a position chooses not to accept or transfers prior to the start of the school year. The waiting list will remain active only until the last business day prior to the first day of school. Students must re-apply for consideration for the next school year.

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For information about Green Run Collegiate, a public charter schools, and its application, visit www.greenruncollegiate.vbschools.com

Program Application Requirements

Entrepreneurship and Business Academy
  • Write a thoughtful essay not to exceed 400 words. How does the theme of the Academy fit with your interests and future goals? What experiences, skills and talents will you bring to the academy?
Global Studies and World Languages Academy
  • Write a thoughtful essay not to exceed 400 words. How does the theme of the Academy fit with your interests and future goals? What experiences, skills and talents will you bring to the academy?
Governorís STEM Academy and Technology Academy
  • Completion of Honors Algebra I and Earth Science in middle school is required for Governorís STEM Academy applicants only. Keyboarding is required only for students pursuing the Information Technology strand.
  • Submit an electronic portfolio. See attached list or visit the Landstown High School website at www.landstownhs.vbschools.com for electronic portfolio requirements.
  • Write a thoughtful essay of approximately 350 words that expresses why you are applying to the Governor's STEM or the Technology Academy and what you hope to gain from this experience. The essay should include your thoughts and reasons for which of the two areas of concentration you wish to focus your studies: Information Technology or STEM Engineering. Essays should be original, creative and grammatically correct.
Health Sciences Academy
  • Write a thoughtful essay not to exceed 400 words. How does the theme of the Academy fit with your interests and future goals? What experiences, skills and talents will you bring to the academy.
International Baccalaureate Programs
  • Admissions Exam

Legal Studies Academy
  • Write a thoughtful essay not to exceed 400 words. How does the theme of the Academy fit with your interests and future goals? What experiences, skills and talents will you bring to the academy.
Mathematics and Science Academy
  • Admissions Exam
  • Completion of Algebra I in middle school
Visual and Performing Arts Academy
  • An audition will be scheduled.

 

Last Modified on Friday, October 13, 2017