Military Family

Military Families

Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) is proud to serve the many military families who work and live in our community. Approximately 25 percent of the school division’s student population is comprised of active-duty, military-dependent youth, and VBCPS is committed to providing support, resources and enriching programs to enhance their educational experiences and support their families.

VBCPS is fortunate to partner with the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), which has awarded the school division multiple grants to support social, emotional, STEM and special education initiatives. From parental deployments to the academic and social challenges that come with changing schools, VBCPS strives to ensure families have the best resources possible to assist students in reaching their full potential.


Military School Counselors

VBCPS employs military school counselors who are licensed counselors primarily focused on supporting military-connected students as an extension of the school division’s guidance and counseling program. They assist families and students of active duty military as well as students of retiree and reservist parents/guardians with deployment support, academic transition planning, military power of attorney evaluation and post-secondary planning. They also provide professional learning opportunities to school staff to better understand the unique needs of military-connected students and offer workshops to families regarding college options for military students.

For further information Contact:

Starr Wiggins

[email protected]

757-263-1980

Amanda Yoder

[email protected]

757-263-1980