Kindergarten is about to get a lot longer in Virginia Beach

(Southside Daily file photo/Courtesy of Pixabay)
(Southside Daily file photo/Courtesy of Pixabay)

Virginia Beach City Public Schools has announced the next 14 schools for the full-day kindergarten implementation plan.

It’s part of the school district’s multi-year implementation plan to transition all its elementary schools from half-day to full-day kindergarten models, according to district officials.

The following schools will have full-day programs funded by the division for the 2019-2020 schools year:

  • Birdneck
  • Brookwood
  • Centerville
  • Christopher Farms
  • Fairfield
  • Green Run
  • Linkhorn Park
  • Luxford
  • North Landing
  • Pembroke
  • Shelton Park
  • Strawbridge
  • Tallwood
  • Three Oaks

Including those additions, VBCPS will have 45 schools across the division offering full-day kindergarten classes in the fall, according to the district.

School year 2019-2020 will be the third year of a phased-in expansion of full-day kindergarten in Virginia Beach using local funds as well as federal Title I grants.

The additional full-day kindergarten sites were selected based on information such as current sections of pre-kindergarten and extended day kindergarten, literacy benchmark data, socioeconomic data and other unique site factors, district officials said.

Parents of rising kindergarteners enrolled at the identified schools will receive separate communication from school principals in the coming weeks about the program, school hours and student schedules.

To see a list of current and future full-day kindergarten school sites or find more information about student registration, visit the kindergarten webpage on vbschools.com.

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