The Virginia Beach Technical & Career Education Center (Tech Center, 2925 N Landing Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456) is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an open house reunion on Wednesday, March 29, from 6-8 p.m., for all students and staff both past and present. The Tech Center opened its doors in September 1972 to provide career-training opportunities for students in grades 11 and 12. Over the past 50 years, the Tech Center has maintained focus on career preparation and employability for its students and continues to evolve to meet the demands of the ever-changing workforce. Having served more than 40,000 students, the Tech Center currently has 682 students enrolled in programs for the 2022-23 school year.
First Principal: Harold C. Revis
Providence Elementary has been a representative of educational excellence in the Kempsville community of Virginia Beach since its opening in 1981. Providence Elementary opened in September 1981 with 882 students. The school was built to help relieve the overcrowding at Fairfield, Kempsville Meadows and Indian Lakes elementary schools. The enrollment has fluctuated over the years starting with 882 and reaching a high of 1,412 during the 1986 school year. Providence lost 1,060 students when Rosemont Forest Elementary opened in January, 1987 and Providence Elementary ended that school year with 352 of their original students.
Providence Pioneers are serious about their education and our environment. We were one of 160 schools to earn the 2013-2014 RiverStar school award from The Elizabeth River Project. RiverStar schools are recognized for "implementing conservation, restoration and/or habitat enhancement projects." Providence also received the 2013-2014 Pearl School Award from the Lynnhaven River Now organization for being "leaders in Environmental Education and sustainability." We have been a proud recipient of these two esteemed awards since 2010. Together with teachers, students, and parents, we will continue our efforts to help keep the Elizabeth and Lynnhaven Rivers healthy and clean!