Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) and An Achievable Dream (AAD) have expanded their partnership with the opening of a new addition at Lynnhaven Middle School. The 25,000-square-foot addition is the home to the Lynnhaven AAD High School Program. The program currently services ninth through 11th graders and will expand to 12th grade next year.
Plaza Middle School, in partnership with the home and community, is committed to creating a stimulating environment where all students are challenged and supported to reach individual success through a rigorous academic program which prepares them to be globally aware, effective contributors to a community, accepting of individual differences, and college and career ready.
- Do You Have a Gifted Program? If So, Please Explain How I Can Get My Child Involved.
- What Foreign Languages Are Taught?
- What Is the Average Class Size?
- How Many Students Are Enrolled at Plaza?
- What Assurance Do We Have That Our Kids Will Be Safe at Plaza?
- Where Does My Child Go if He/She Has a Problem?
- Will My Child Be Able to Play Sports?
- Do Students Get To Know School Rules and Expectations before They Attend?
- Is There Ample Time for Students to Eat Lunch? What about Crowding in the Lunchroom?
- How Do I Pay For My Child’s Lunch? Daily, Weekly, Etc.?
- Where Will My Child Go to High School?
- Is the Planetarium a Regular Class for All Plaza Students?
- Do You Have Trailers (Portables) In Use? If So, How Many and What Classes Are Assigned to Them?
The Gifted Cluster-Resource Program at Plaza Middle School is a well-developed program that meets both the intellectual and affective needs of gifted students. The goal of the intellectual program is to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners. Plaza offers many advanced classes including Foreign Languages and Algebra for 7th graders, and Geometry and Earth Science for 8th graders. Parents are an integral part of the program. Workshops for parents are held throughout the school year to discuss topics relating to the gifted program. If you feel that your child is eligible for the program, you should see a school counselor or the Gifted Resource Teacher for testing information. Plaza is also home to an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Academy Program.
We are fortunate to have a great security staff at Plaza. The entrances are always managed, a desk is in place for visitor sign-in/out, and passes are assigned to guests with destination noted. Security personnel conduct periodic bathroom and hall checks, and doors are locked for entry from the outside except for the main entrance. All staff members wear ID badges. In accordance with the Code of Student Conduct, students are not permitted in the halls unless they have a signed planner.
During orientation at the beginning of the school year, each grade level attends a program where school rules and other valid information are shared with each student. Students are also given a handbook that contains the Code of Student Conduct, and outlines school expectations, dress code, transportation guidelines and other pertinent data to assist students toward a successful school year.
There are three 30-minute lunch periods daily. Students are permitted sufficient time for their lunch. There are several serving lines, and an outstanding cafeteria staff working to see that students are served in a timely manner. Students go to lunch in team order, staggered to avoid long lines and delays.