Susan Tilley, Executive Director
Secondary School Leadership
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Middle School: Student Services
Guidance and Counseling
Guidance services are vital to students' total educational development and are organized as an integral part of the teaching and learning process. The middle school Advisory Program for Students (APS) provides structured activities that help students grow. APS also provides each student with an adult in the school who knows him or her well and to whom the student can turn for assistance. Learn more about Guidance and Counseling Services.
Newport News Public Schools are committed to the development of the full potential of each student. The curriculum designed for identified gifted students provides a qualitatively differentiated curriculum by addressing four areas: content, process, product, and learning environment. Learn more about Gifted Services.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Newport News City has a diverse student population that includes students whose first language is not English. Newport News is proud to offer a program of study for non-English speaking students known as English as a Second Language (ESL). The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program of Newport News Public Schools was created and influenced from both the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB).
The Intensive ESL teacher will help the students to listen, speak, read and write in English. ESL students will go to other classes for math, health and physical education, and related arts, but they will stay in the ESL class the rest of the school day. The ESL Reading class is for students who need extra help with their reading but who are able to speak and understand English.
All ESL students are tested before they can enter the program, and they are tested again before they can leave the program. Learn more about the ESL program at Newport News Public Schools.
Special Education Services support instructional programs for students with disabilities in the division. It is the goal of Special Education to ensure that each student with a disability has the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, and competencies consistent with his/her potential to achieve. Learn more about Special Education.
The interscholastic athletic program at the high schools offers a variety of sports in which students may participate. Most of these sports have both varsity and junior varsity (JV) competition. In order to participate in varsity competition, students must be in grade 9 or above. Junior varsity teams consist of students in grades 8 through 10. Visit the Athletics web site for schedules, handbooks, forms and other resources pertaining to athletics in Newport News Public Schools.