NPS Specialty Programs

  • Norfolk Public Schools offers specialty programs in five middle schools and five high schools that appeal to multiple academic interests, from the arts to military and leadership to health specialties to science and technology. Check out our brochures for an overview of all the programs. Visit the school websites for specific information, and mark your calendars for our upcoming open house events!

    *The application deadline for middle school specialty programs has been extended through March 17, 2023 to allow applications for the new Compass Academy career and college pathways specialty program for grades 3 through 8 at Ruffner Middle School.*

    Important Dates
    Specialty Programs Showcase Night
    Thursday, December 1, 2022
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    December 1, 2022
    Applications available on NPS website and all school websites.

    January 31, 2023
    Deadline to submit application (online).

    March 2023
    Applicant interviews & testing, as applicable for specific programs.

    April 17, 2023
    Notification letters mailed to all applicants.

    High School Brochure

    Middle School Brochure

High School and Middle School Open House Dates