Academy of International Studies at Rosemont

  • The Academy of International Studies at Rosemont is based on a thematic approach with a focus on world languages, world cultures, and military science (Navy League Cadets Program). Students can choose one of the following program options as a focus area: World Languages or Military Science. The school is designed to meet the academic challenges of a rigorous course of study where students build a global knowledge base and an understanding of world cultures.

    Dr. Dorie Banks, Principal
    Academy of International Studies at Rosemont
    (757) 852-4610, Fax: (757) 852-4615

International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme at Academy for Discovery at Lakewood

  • Academy for Discovery at Lakewood is a fully authorized International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) school and offers students the opportunity to develop their potential to explore their own learning preferences, to take appropriate risks, and to reflect upon and develop a strong sense of personal identity. The MYP is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world. The rigorous approach prepares students for success in high school.

    Ms. Abbie Watson, Principal
    Academy for Discovery at Lakewood
    (757) 628-2477, Fax: (757) 628-2486

Pre-Medical, Health, and Engineering at Blair Middle School

  • Blair‘s specialty program is designed for middle school students with a passion for a future career in the medical and healthcare fields. The aspiring doctors and scientists engage in monthly seminars taught by leading professionals in their fields.

    Dr. Patrick Doyle, Principal
    Blair Middle School
    (757) 628-2400, Fax: (757) 628-2422

Southside STEM Academy at Campostella

  • This program offers a diverse learning environment that encourages student exploration and success, preparing students for future learning opportunities and eventual meaningful careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

    Students participate in Project Lead the Way (PLTW), a nationally recognized program that emphasizes engaging, hands-on, problem-based learning opportunities designed to inspire and empower students. SSAC offers students the unique opportunity to engage in individualized learning experiences tailored to their unique needs while developing their critical thinking and problem-solving skills in an academically rigorous and supportive environment.

    Mrs. Lenthia Willie-Clark Principal
    Southside STEM Academy at Campostella
    (757) 494-3850

Young Scholars at Rosemont

  • Young Scholars is a program for highly motivated learners identified as gifted in General Intellectual Aptitude (GIA) or in a Specific Academic Aptitude (SAA- Math, English, or both). This "school-within-a school" is housed at Rosemont Academy.

    Teachers trained in gifted pedagogy provide research-based instruction that is challenging, differentiated, and supportive to the development of critical thinking skills and positive habits of mind. The Young Scholars program affords gifted learners an opportunity to develop cognitive, emotional, and social skills to sustain lifelong learning.

    Mrs. Karla Stead
    Senior Coordinator, Gifted Education &
    Academic Rigor Services
    (757) 852-4674 #3, Fax: (757) 852-4677

Compass Academy at Ruffner

  • Ruffner School will feature a city-wide choice program for grades 3-8 with a focus on career and college exploration and pathways, with academic communities that offer rigorous instruction in engineering and sciences, fine and performing arts, technology, and service and leadership.

    Mrs.Tracey K. Flemings, Principal
    Ruffner Academy
    (757) 628-2466