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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.

Visual Arts

The Visual Arts Program is designed for talented high school students who have the dedication and enthusiasm to pursue an intense and structured study in the visual arts. The program offers a curriculum that will guide the student toward the development of skills, concepts, and imaginative exploration in a wide variety of media and techniques. Students experience courses in drawing, painting, digital graphic design, photographic multi-media imaging, ceramics, sculpture, digital imaging, metalsmithing, architecture, product design and production, and animation.

The Visual Arts program will help students expand their creativity, knowledge and discipline through the making of art, discussion, critique, and observation. They will develop their critical thinking skills, fundamental theory, and historical perspective.

A portfolio of individual work that can be used for college admission is initiated at the beginning of study and developed throughout the program. Students will have the opportunity to participate in important programs and exhibits in museums such as the Chrysler Museum, the Contemporary Art Center, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the National Gallery of Art. Students will also have the opportunity to exhibit their work in a variety of community exhibits and will participate in a community internship program.

To learn more about the instructors, visit the VPAA Instructors page.