The mission of Norfolk Public Schools, the cornerstone of a proudly diverse community, is to ensure that all students maximize their academic potential, develop skills for lifelong learning and are successful contributors to a global society, as distinguished by: • Courageous advocacy for all students
• Family and community investment
• Data-driven personalized learning
• Strong and effective leadership teams
• Shared responsibility for teaching and learning
• Access to rigorous and rewarding college and career readiness opportunities
Board & Division Priorities
• Ensure full accreditation
• Increase academic achievement of all students
• Improve climate, safety & attendance
• Become a School Board of Distinction
• Promote Norfolk Public Schools to reflect outstanding accomplishments of staff, teachers and students
• Develop and coordinate a capital improvement plan for facilities and technology to enhance teaching and learning
• Attract, retain, and help to develop strong academic families and highly qualified teachers and staff
What's Happening in NPS
Monday, Jan. 26 : Information night for rising sixth-graders (current fifth-graders) at students’ zoned NPS middle schools, 6 p.m. For information, call the NPS Office of School Leadership Development, (757) 628-3989.
Monday, Jan. 26 : Deadline for rising ninth-graders to return applications to their middle school guidance counselors for NPS high school specialty programs (Academy of the Arts at Booker T. Washington, Academy of Leadership & Military Science at Lake Taylor, International Baccalaureate Program at Granby, Leadership Center for the Sciences & Engineering at Norview, Medical & Health Specialties Program at Maury). Click here to download a copy of the application packet.
Tuesday, Jan. 27 : First meeting of NPS’ new permanent, representative task force to advise the division on matters of diversity, equity, inclusion and climate, 5:30 p.m., Coleman Place Elementary, 2445 Palmyra Street. Click here for more information and to indicate an interest in serving on the task force.
Wednesday, Jan. 28: Information night for the Young Scholars middle school program for gifted learners, 6 p.m., Coleman Place Elementary School, 2445 Palmyra St.
Thursday and Friday, Jan. 29-30: Teacher records and professional learning days; students will not be in school.
Friday, Jan. 30: The Superintendent’s Community Exchange Breakfast, featuring Dr. Samuel T. King's 2015 State of the Schools Address, 7:30 a.m., ODU’s Ted Constant Convocation Center. Click here to learn more and register.
Tuesday, Feb. 3 and Wednesday, Feb. 4: Information nights for the Academy of International Studies at Rosemont, 1330 Branch Rd., 6 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 13 : Deadline for students to apply for NPS middle school specialty programs and/or for the new divisionwide choice school serving grades 3-8. Click here. for more information and to download applications.