Academy of Visual and Performing Arts at Booker T. Washington High School

  • The Academy of Visual and Performing Arts Program is designed to provide students with in-depth exposure to the arts (dance, art, vocal, theatre arts, instrumental and multimedia) through a rigorous, challenging curriculum that will meet the academic, leadership and artistic needs of high school students.  Program students are provided opportunities to develop their strategic thinking, problem-solving, and leadership skills through an intensive interdisciplinary program of study.

    Angela Burns, Teacher, Orchestra
    Booker T. Washington High
    757- 628-3575

Academy of Leadership and Military Science at Lake Taylor High School

  • The Academy of Leadership and Military Science is a collaborative venture between Norfolk Public Schools and a number of community, private sector, government, higher education, and military agencies. The small learning community of the Academy includes cluster scheduling of all core, foreign language, naval science and leadership classes, as well as year-round internships with community partners.

    Master Chief Petty Officer Charles Clarke, Teacher, Military Science
    Lake Taylor High School


International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at Granby High School

  • Granby High School’s International Baccalaureate Programme has been authorized since 1997. This program is a two-year “academically challenging and balanced program” intended for juniors and seniors who desire in-depth scholastic preparation for college or university. “It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical well-being of students.  The program has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.” (IBO) Students apply for our preparation program as rising 9th graders. Granby accepts 60 9th graders each year.

    Rebecca Gardner, IBDP Coordinator
    Granby High School
    757- 451-4110 ext.1013036

The Leadership Center for the Sciences and Engineering at Norview High School

  • The Leadership Center for the Sciences and Engineering (LCSE) is a special learning community within Norview High School, geared for high-achieving students participating in a four-year, rigorous curriculum consisting of honors and Advanced Placement courses, with considerable emphasis on math and science. The program culminates with participation in the innovative AP Capstone® Program, during which students complete a senior research project. This experience provides the independent research, collaborative teamwork, and communication skills valued by colleges and future employers. In addition, LCSE students receive two years of formal instruction and training in leadership development and contribute to their school and community through extracurricular involvement and volunteer work.  The overall design of the LCSE program guides students toward possible college degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering, and/or math. However, the ultimate goal is to not only graduate students fully prepared to be successful in college, but also to equip them with the skills necessary to become effective leaders within our communities. 

    Katherine Arroyo,Program Leader
    Norview High School
    757-852-4500 ext. 3230

The Medical and Health Specialties Program at Maury High School

  • The Medical and Health Specialties Program at Maury High School is a unique program offering opportunities to highly motivated high school students seriously considering a career in the dramatically expanding fields of medicine and healthcare.  Classes are offered on the campuses of Maury High School and Eastern Virginia Medical School and other community sites as program needs dictate. 

    Travis Mansell,Program Leader and Academic Advisor
    Maury High School
    757-628-3344 ext. 3025