VBCPS - Charting the Course
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sondra Woodward
Date: 02/07/20 Phone: 757.263.1797
News Release No. 021 Fax: 757.263.1010
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Email: sondra.woodward@vbschools.com

One night: Hundreds of thousands in scholarship money and dozens of college acceptances

Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) hosted its second annual on-site admissions night Feb. 5 at Green Run High School. Twenty-two four-year colleges offered on-the-spot interviews and acceptances. Tidewater Community College, military recruiters and apprenticeship program representatives were also on hand to ensure all students had access to options after graduation. Eighty-five percent of the students who participated from every VBCPS high school were accepted to at least one four-year college and over $600,000 in scholarships were offered.

"This has become our keynote event during National School Counseling Week," said Robert Jamison, coordinator of the office of student support services. "To witness the smiles on the faces of students and families as they see their post-secondary options expanding makes this night all the more worthwhile and successful."

National School Counseling Week, traditionally the first week in February and sponsored by the American School Counselor Association, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors have in helping young learners achieve success before, during and after graduation. VBCPS employs 210 counselors who are available to provide students across 86 schools and centers with emotional, social and educational support.

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