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Application Process

Students 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 as listed below.

Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) students who wish to apply for an academy program must use the online application process. Online applications will be available on October 18, 2019.

January 10, 2020 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 web page.

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.

For information about Green Run Collegiate, a public charter schools, and its application, visit 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?

Governor’s STEM Academy and Technology 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?

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.