High School

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. 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.

The following information is explained in details in the Program of Studies:

Program of Studies … High school course offerings​ (PDF)

Course Catalog ... Information on course offerings, registration, and program sequences to plan your High School Plan for Grades 9-12

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. 

Diploma Options …
 High school students are required to earn 22 credits to graduate with a standard diploma, and 26 credits for an advanced studies diploma.   Beyond a high school diploma, options include Academic Scholars, Early College Scholars, and Paul D. Camp Community College Degree or Certificate.

Additional Graduation Requirements ... 
 - Community Services (50 hours)
 - Industry Credentials
 - Virtual Online Learning 


Off-Campus Programs ...
The College & Career Academy at Pruden, and 
The Governor’s School for the Arts


High School Specialty programs ... 
International Baccalaureate, Project Lead the Way – Biomedical Sciences, and Project Lead the Way -Engineering

Foreign Exchange Process … CSIET endorsed agencies seeking to enroll foreign exchange students must complete a form and the application, and return them to Suffolk Public School Instructional Services department or the principal of the zone school no later than August 15 before each school year.  Call Instructional Services at (757) 925-6760 for details. 

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