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PCPS Recognized as a "School Division of Innovation"


On September 17, 2020, the Virginia Board of Education recognized Poquoson City Public Schools as a "School Division of Innovation." Fifteen schools across the state of Virginia earned the designation, which will be retained for three years. 

Poquoson's innovative plan includes the addition of an 11th grade American Studies course that will will help prepare students for their post-secondary goals, in alignment with the Virginia Profile of a Graduate.

Highlights of Poquoson's innovative program include:

  • Building strategic regional collaboration to increase deeper learning, identify college- and career-ready skills, and provide teachers with opportunities for collaboration
  • Implementing an American Studies course that integrates learning for U.S. History and English 11
  • Embracing and supporting authentic assessments and work-based experiences