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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.

AP Testing

Dear Advanced Placement Students and Parents:

We are thrilled that you have made the decision to challenge yourself academically through the Advanced Placement (AP) program. AP is a program of college-level courses and examinations that offers high school students a unique opportunity to potentially earn college credit. Each year in May, students across the country take the AP examinations. As a student in the AP Program at Bayside High School, you are expected to take the AP exam.

Students taking AP exams must register and pay for exams by Monday, November 8, 2021. Students register at using the join code provided by the AP teacher. Students must also register/pay for the exams at Total Registration. For the 2022 AP Exams, the cost is $96 per exam. AP Seminar costs $144.00. Families have the option to pay a $40 deposit per exam by November 8, 2021. The remaining balance will be due by Monday, March 7, 2022 or the exam will be cancelled and the deposit forfeited.

If you qualify for the free/reduced lunch program, you are eligible for an AP exam fee waiver and can take the AP exam for free. Although school meals are being provided free to all children, a new meal application must be completed for the 2021-2022 school year. Applications are available online at SchoolCafe. Students must register online and indicate they qualify for the free/reduced lunch program in Total Registration by the November 8, 2021 deadline. AP Exam registration will be pending until free/reduced lunch status is confirmed by Bayside High School.

Registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access. To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Please be sure to have a credit or debit card available before beginning registration. We know that parents may desire to register their students for exams; however, we strongly recommend that parents and students complete the registration process together to ensure that the correct exams are ordered.

Please do not hesitate to contact me at if you have any questions.