Updated On: 11/5/2012 9:12:38 PM
Virginia Beach has 56 elementary schools, 14 middle schools and 11 high schools, and a number of secondary/post-secondary specialty centers, including the Renaissance Academy, Advanced Technology Center, Technical and Career Education Center, and Adult Learning Center. Auxiliaries include the Adult Learning Center; Virginia Beach Central Academy; Open Campus; Advanced Technology Center; Technical and Career Education Center for senior high students; the Center for Effective Learning for middle school students; and the Old Donation Center for the Talented and Gifted for elementary students. District headquarters is located at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center, Virginia Beach. For information, call (757) 263-1949, or go to the website http://www.vbschools.com
The area is well served by private educational resources. There are 90 preschool and kindergarten facilities and over 60 private primary and secondary schools. There is a diversity of Catholic, Christian and Independent schools who welcome your inquiries. Leading college preparatory facilities in the area include Cape Henry Collegiate School (grades pre-K through 12, Virginia Beach) and Norfolk Academy (grades K through 12). Both Norfolk Academy and Cape Henry Collegiate School have been recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools within the past two years. Other large private schools in the area include Norfolk Christian, Greenbriar Christian, Nanesmond Suffolk Academy, Catholic High, St. Gregory’s, St. Matthews, Hebrew Academy of Tidewater, Friends School and Williams School.
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SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICE
The School Liaison Officer (SLO) supports the Child and Youth Education Service and Navy Child and Youth Programs. The SLO is the primary point of contact between the military installation and transitioning families, the local schools and school districts, and the community at large. The SLO program helps installation and regional commanders’ work with state departments and local school districts to foster awareness of the stressors on military families brought about by frequent transitions and extended deployments. These educational professionals are located on all major Navy installations and serve as a link between Navy families and schools. The NAS Oceana and Dam Neck School Liaison Officer is located in the Oceana Youth Center in Building 531 and can be reached by phone at (757) 433-2496/3976.
EDUCATION SERVICES CENTER
The Education Services Center at Naval Air Station Oceana offers a wide variety of educational opportunities including counseling, orientation workshops, on-base college courses, entry examination programs, financial assistance and much more. The Center is located in Building 531, on the corner of "E" Avenue and Laser Road and is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone: 433-3129.
Specific programs offered by the Education Services Center include:
– Navy College provides professional academic and vocational counseling services which includes developing individual education plan; review of SMART document to determine college credit recommended as a result of military experience; referral and enrollment into SOCNAV, NCPDLP and other college programs; use of the DANTES testing program; information on school funding such as Tuition Assistance, Veterans’ Benefits, descriptive materials on college and vocational correspondence courses; referral to online academic skills and tutorial programs; distance learning options and career placement testing as needed.
GROUP COUNSELING — COLLEGE ORIENTATION WORKSHOP
– Offered every Thursday at 1 p.m., this workshop focuses on college preparation, funding degree programs using Tuition Assistance (TA), and processing WEBTA, Obtaining a college degree through Navy College Distance Learning Program, SMART Transcripts, CLEP/DSST, SAT and ACT Testing, descriptions of degrees and plans, completion of online TA workshop and the NCPACE program. The workshop is not required but strongly recommended for beginning students and new tuition assistance users. The workshop is approximately one hour.
NAVY COLLEGE PROGRAM FOR AFLOAT COLLEGE EDUCATION (NCPACE)
– The Navy sponsors tuition-free college courses for seagoing UICs. There are two platforms—Instructor and technology-based learning. Sea-going squadrons on the base may request technology-based programs for their personnel to be offered in their workspaces. Interested commands should contact the Navy College Office JEBLCFS at 462-8179. More on NCPACE: https://www.navycollege.navy.mil
NAVY COLLEGE VIRTUAL EDUCATION CENTER –
The VEC serves as the Navy College Program’s central location for receiving and responding to toll-free telephone, electronic mail, fax and United States Postal Mail inquiries dealing with all off-duty voluntary education programs and services. The VEC will also be processing Tuition Assistance applications. The VEC also serves as a hub for requesting the Sailor and Marine Corps American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART). It provides easy access to and "one-stop shopping" for information on the Navy College Program and other voluntary education opportunities. Contact Information: Center for Personal and Professional Development Attn: Virtual Education Center, 1905 Regulus Ave., Suite. 234, Virginia Beach, VA 23461-2009, Phone: (877) 838-1659, Comm: (757) 492-4684, FAX: (757) 492-5095, DSN: 492-4684, email: VEC@navy.mil
– Many testing services are available to military personnel through the Prometric Testing Center NAS Oceana and the DANTES Testing Center located at NCO’s JEB Little Creek-Fort Story: General Education Development (GED) Exam; Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT); American College Test (ACT); college credit by exams including eCLEP General and Subject Exams, electronic DANTES Subject and Standardized Tests (ibtDSST). There are over 70 eCLEP and ibtDSST computer-based exams for college credit which provide immediate feedback to the test taker. Sample test materials for the CLEP, DSST and ECE are available at several websites including http://www.nko.navy.mil, and http://www.GetCollegeCredit.com/materials.htm.The testing office on Naval Station Norfolk administers multiple foreign language exams (i.e. DLAB, DLPT, OPI). Testing services are not limited to the above. Many testing services are also available to dependents, retirees and base civilians. For a schedule or additional information, contact Education Services Center Oceana at 433-3129/6183 or for NCO JEBLCFS at 462-8279.
– Programs and courses on the base are offered in accelerated terms, varying in length from eight week to 16-week semesters. Some of the schools offer special weekend programs and many also offer online and distance learning courses. All of the undergraduate institutions offer eight to nine week terms, five times per year. Accelerated graduate programs are offered in nine to 10 week cycles.
ECPI – COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY
- Offers undergraduate courses towards several Associate and Bachelor degrees while offering courses leading to several different computer certifications. POC at NAS Oceana: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Building 531, Room T101, 491-5755.
EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY
– Offers courses toward Airframes and Powerplant licensure; Associate degrees in Professional Aeronautics and Aviation Maintenance Management, Bachelor degree programs in Technical Operations, Aviation Business Administration and Professional Aeronautics, and a Master’s degree in Aeronautical Science with specializations in aviation management, operations, aeronautics and safety. POC at NAS Oceana: 437-8061, Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Building 531, Suite 103.
SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY
– Saint Leo offers undergraduate programs to include: Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Liberal Arts, Criminal Justice and Business Administration. They have Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees in Religion, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Human Resources Management, Entrepreneurship, Family Business and Business Administration with specializations in Management, Technology Management, Accounting and Marketing. There are also Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in Health Care Management, Computer Information Systems and Social Work. Master Degree programs are also available. POC at NAS Oceana: (757) 428-8395, Monday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; and on Friday, 9 a.m. to noon. Building 531, Suite 105. Please visit website at http://www.saintleo.edu/shrc.
OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY
– Offers multiple undergraduate and graduate degrees in many disciplines in the local area in a traditional classroom format as well as via online and distance learning courses. POC at NAS Oceana: 491-5109, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Building 531, Suite 100.
– Offers several local graduate programs. Courses can be taken in the classroom or online leading to a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Management, Management and Public Administration. An EMBA (Executive MBA) is offered through distance learning. POC at NAS Oceana: Building 531, Suite 100, 425-2066, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
– Offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Workforce Education and Training. Enrollment is open to all active duty personnel and civil service personnel who have technical training and at least two years of work experience in an occupational specialty. POC at NAS Oceana 422-4352, Building 531, Suite 106, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
There are a number of federally funded programs that assist students in pursuing higher education. Navy Tuition Assistance — Available to active duty personnel. See current policy information by logging onto the Navy College website at https://www.navycollege.navy.mil. Veterans’ Educational Benefits — The latest information on Veteran’s Benefits programs can be found at http://www.gibill.va.gov. Other resources are available in the office including the Virginia Consortium rep. Appointments are available by contacting the Education Services Center (757) 433-3129. read more...