The high school educational experience is designed to enable the students to develop their minds and bodies to their fullest capacity socially, physically, intellectually and psychologically. While instruction is the top priority, other opportunities are available to broaden students’ horizons. Suffolk Public Schools has three high schools: King’s Fork, Lakeland, and Nansemond River. High school begin classes at 8:30 am and end at 3:05 pm. The schools operate on an alternate day schedule – three 90 minute block classes that met every other day and one single 55 minute block that meets everyday.

Program of Studies … High school course offerings ... link here

Diploma Options … High school students are required to earn 22 credits to graduate with a standard diploma. For more information on diploma options, please review the appropriate Program of Studies

Standards of Learning test requirements … Students are also required to pass the Standards of Learning end-of-course tests in six courses to earn a standard diploma and in nine courses to earn an advanced studies diploma before they can graduate. For more information on verified credits, link here.

Specialty programs for students at Suffolk Public Schools include:   Academic Scholars    …   Advanced Placement   …   Early College Scholars   …   Paul D. Camp Certificate   …   Paul D. Camp Degree. The division also works in conjunction with The PrudenCenter and the Governor’s School for the Arts.  See Program of Studies for program details.

High School Specialty Programs include:

  • International Baccalaureate
  • Project Lead the Way – Biomedical Sciences.
  • Project Lead the Way -Engineering

New Graduation Requirements for 9th-Graders Starting in September 2013 … Link here for details.

Community Service Information … Link here for details.

Virtual Online Learning … Suffolk Public Schools provides multiple opportunities for students to participate in virtual/online learning.  Link here for details.

Foreign Exchange Process … CSIET endorsed agencies seeking to enroll foreign exchange students must complete the form linked here and return the form and the application to Suffolk Public School Instructional Services department or the principal of the zone school no later than August 15th.

Information on Virginia Colleges … Students and parents might find the information resources of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) of use in planning for college and careers. SCHEV has created an institutional profile for each Virginia public college and university, and for each independent college or university participating in the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program.  Click here that information.