The School Board of the City of Virginia Beach voted to name Dr. Donald Robertson Jr. as superintendent at its meeting Jan. 23. A native of Hampton Roads, Dr. Robertson began his career as a math teacher with Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) in 1988 and progressed in leadership roles including assistant principal of Bayside High School, principal of Salem High School, chief strategy and innovation officer, chief schools officer, chief of staff and acting superintendent.
Governor's STEM Academy
Welcome to the Governor's STEM Academy!
The Landstown High School Governor's STEM Academy features a curriculum designed for students with a keen interest in and talent for technology. Students attending the Governor’s STEM Academy take core academic courses as well as technology elective courses from two major career strands: STEM Engineering Technology and Information technology. Students accepted into the Governor’s STEM Academy are required to take specific science, math, English, and Academy electives to satisfy the requirements of this specialized program. Governor's STEM Academy students are required to complete a math and science each of the four years while in the program.
The Landstown Governor’s STEM Academy combines academic and technical training that prepares students for a variety of post-graduation choices: college/university studies, advanced technology training, or entry-level jobs. Completion of the program will earn a Governor's STEM Seal. They will be eligible for either a Standard or Advanced Studies diploma. Students may also qualify for the Board of Education’s Seal of Advanced Mathematics and Technology depending on their course selections.