• Ruffner Students

  • About the Program

    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.

  • Requirements

    Ruffner StudentsGeneral Requirements (All Middle School Programs)

    • Rising 6th grader and City of Norfolk resident for the following programs:
      • Academy for Discovery
      • Academy of International Studies
      • Compass Academy
      • Pre-Medical, Health, & Engineering
      • Program
      • Southside STEM Academy
      • Young Scholars Program
    • Rising 3rd grader and City of Norfolk resident for the following programs:
      • Academy for Discovery 
      • Compass Academy 
    • Positive attendance and discipline history*
    • Successful completion of all elementary core subjects with a grade of B or better
    • Passing score for all 4th Grade SOL Tests***
    • Must maintain enrollment requirements per program enrollment agreement contract
    • Completed online application that includes short answer responses to four questions. Only online applications will be accepted

    ***Alternate assessments may be considered for students not enrolled in a Virginia public school.
    *Extenuating circumstances may be considered with explanation. The application includes space for this information, as needed.