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    Updated Guidelines for Specialty Programs, Spring 2020

    Due to the extended school closure mandated by Governor Northam, the Specialty Program Committee has reviewed the application process and the following adjustments have been made:


    ·        There will be no program testing;

    ·        There will be no interviews; and

    ·        There will be no portfolio reviews or auditions.


    Each student’s application will be evaluated by using the established district rubric which includes reviewing the application information and the student’s record. 

    For the lottery schools: The lotteries for Academy for Discovery, Southside Stem, Ghent, and Academy of International Studies will be conducted the week of April 6, 2020.

    For all programs: Students will be notified of their status for the 2020-21 school year in a mailing scheduled to be sent out on April 27, 2020.

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    Dear Parent/Guardian:

    Norfolk Public Schools is dedicated to providing opportunities for students to continue learning during this period of school closures. The Department of Curriculum & Instruction has created Learning in Place plans for all subjects in every grade level to ensure students are provided with learning experiences while they are away from school.

    Learning packets with multiple lessons and activities for every subject will be available on the Norfolk Public Schools website beginning Tuesday, March 17th. Visit the Norfolk Public Schools website ( and click on “Learning in Place Plans.” Select your child’s appropriate level (elementary, middle or high school), and then select the grade level (Pre-K through 5) or the content area for middle and high school. You will find learning activities for Reading/English, History, Math, Science, and all of the resource areas and electives (Art, Health, Foreign Language, and Music).

    Paper copies of the Learning in Place plans can also be obtained where Grab-n-Go meals will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. beginning Tuesday, March 17th, through Friday, March 27th (weekdays only). The meal service locations will be: Azalea Garden Middle School, Booker T. Washington High School, Camp Allen Elementary, Coleman Place Elementary, James Monroe Elementary, Lake Taylor School, Norview Elementary, Oceanair Elementary, P.B. Young Elementary, Southside STEM Academy, Suburban Park Elementary and St. Helena Elementary.


    Please remind your child(ren) how important it is to complete their Learning in Place plans before they return to school. We deeply appreciate your patience and support during this challenging time!

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    Students, Parents/Guardians will have acces to Learning in Place plans on the NPS webpage or by clicking on the links below.  Please remind your child(ren) how important it is to complete their Learning in Place plans before they return to school. We deeply appreciate your patience and support during this challenging time!


    PreK Learning in Place Plan

    K Learning in Place Plan

    1st Learning in Place Plan

    2nd Learning in Place Plan

    3rd Learning in Place Plan

    4th Learning in Place Plans

    5th Learning in Place Plan



    Kindergarten MUSIC Learn in Place

    1st Grade MUSIC Learn in Place

    2nd Grade MUSIC Learn in Place

    3rd Grade MUSIC Learn in Place

    4th Grade MUSIC Learn in Place

    5th Grade Chorus MUSIC Learn in Place

    5th Grade Strings MUSIC Learn in Place



    Art Learning in Place Plan



    Grade 2_Gifted Opportunities

    Grade 3_Gifted Opportunities

    Grade 4_Gifted Opportunities

    Grade 5_Gifted Opportunities



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    All classroom teachers will maintain daily “office hours” from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. beginning Tuesday, March 17th through Friday, March 27 2020, (weekdays only) for students and parents/guardians to reach out to them with questions. 

    Please find teacher contact below:

    Staff Contact Information


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    Due to Norfolk Public Schools being placed on  no extracurricular or afterschool activities mandate all Specialty Programs follow-up interviews, auditions, essays and testing are postponed until further notice.  Also, due to this postponement it is likely to back up the process and acceptance notification will be delayed.  Continue to monitor the school and/or NPS web page for updates.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Pamela M. Tatem
    2445 Palmyra Street
    Norfolk Virginia 23513

    Phone: 852-4641
    Fax: (757)852-4648

    Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    Student Hours: 8:55am - 3:20pm