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Newport News Public Schools
  12465 Warwick Boulevard   •  Newport News, VA 23606  •  Phone: (757) 591-4500

Specialty Programs

An Achievable Dream

An Achievable Dream Academy (Grades K-5)
Terra Chalmers-Harris , Principal
726 16th Street, Newport News, VA 23607
Telephone 757-928-6827
- Visit web site

An Achievable Dream Middle & High School
Marylin Sinclair-White , Principal
5720 Marshall Avenue
Newport News, VA 23605
Telephone 757-283-7820
- Visit web site

An Achievable Dream Academy is a partnership between Newport News Public Schools, the City of Newport News, and the community to help children start on the path toward college.

Distinctive Features

  • year-round school (210 student days)
  • extended day and student uniforms
  • enrichment through field trips and extra-curricular programs
  • fully accredited by state of Virginia and met or exceeded federal standards for Adequate Yearly Progress
  • comprehensive character education program
  • tennis instruction available for all students
  • required parental involvement and extensive parent program
  • tutoring program with college students
  • Family Night School, GED, technology classes

Admission Requirements. Families of students who meet admission requirements will be contacted by the school division.
  

International Baccalaureate (IB) Program

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program - Warwick High School
Anthony Frazier , Principal
Patty Chaney, IB Program Director
51 Copeland Lane, Newport News, VA 23601
Telephone 757-591-4700
- Visit web site
- Download brochure

The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) was founded in Switzerland in 1968. The IB program has three fundamentals: effective communications in more than one language, interdisciplinary learning, and an appreciation for global cultures.

The high-school IB program at Warwick High is two years in duration and offers pre-IB and IB classes. Students have to apply to attend the program, and there are prerequisites: successful completion of algebra, a year of a foreign language, and an advanced integrated language arts class – all with grades of B or better. Students have to have teacher recommendations and at least a 3.0 grade point average. Applications (and requests for transfers, if the student’s zoned school is different) are due in January for the following school year. For more information about the Warwick program, call 591-4700, ext. 1000, or Warwick's IB Web site.
 

Point Option

Michael Bonfiglio , Director
813 Diligence Drive, Suite 100, Newport News, VA 23606
Telephone 757-591-7408
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This nontraditional program serves students who are capable of completing high school but who, in a regular high school, do not work up to their potential and who need a different environment to succeed in school.

Distinctive Features

  • nontraditional setting
  • small and supportive program
  • emphasis on attitudes as well as academics

Admission Requirements. Students must complete an application and interview with the director. Students are admitted quarterly as space is available.

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 MAGNET & SPECIALTY PROGRAMS

 Susan Tilley
 Executive Director
 Secondary School Leadership
 (757) 591-4647

       
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