Virginia Beach City Public Schools is committed to empowering every student to become a life-long learner who is a responsible, productive and engaged citizen within the global community. And, as it relates to academic and career planning, we will work with families and stakeholders to ensure all students are college and career ready upon graduation. Academic and Career Planning is a student-driven, adult-supported process in which students create and cultivate their own unique and information-based visions for post-secondary success. Through self-exploration, career exploration, and skill development students will be equipped to accomplish their personalized goals. Students will be encouraged to explore their academic and career options during the middle school years. For more information regarding the academic and career planning process, please contact your child’s school counselor.