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Registration for Athletics

Please click HERE for information regarding the registration process for athletics here at Kempsville High School. This site includes the athletic handbook and physical forms.

Summer School

Session 1 begins June 24th and ends July 15th. Final exams for Session 1 classes will be held on July 16th. The July 16th final exams are only for Session 1 classes that will conclude on that date. Year-long courses that run in Session 1 and 2 do not give exams on July 16th and those students should not come to school on that day.

Session 2 begins on July 17th and ends on August 7th. Final exams for Session 2 and year long courses will be held on August 8th.

Fast Track courses are offered at various points throughout the summer. For questions regarding a fast track course, please contact your guidance counselor or school improvement specialist.

Summer SOL Information

Test Dates:
July 10 EOC Reading SOL (Semester 1 classes only)
July 14-22 Writing SOL (multiple choice and short answer)
July 30 Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry
July 31 VA&US History, World History I, World History II, World Geography
August 6 EOC Reading, Grade 8 Reading (MSD)
August 7 Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Grade 8 Mathematics (MSD)
August 8 EOC Make-Up Testing

For any questions regarding SOL testing or WorkKeys alternate testing, please contact the School Improvement Specialist: [email protected]

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Dr. Barry Graham had an idea! A really great idea! An idea inspired by his work at WHRO and specifically, one of the programs hosted by NPR called StoryCorps!

Here you will find the first of what will hopefully become a long history of Kempsville High School students' stories. Welcome to our first recording in the new series, Chief Tales.

Click HERE to learn more.

AP Information

Attention Parents and students that are taking at least one AP course next school year.  The AP Teachers are looking forward to meeting all of their class enrollees and to distribute summer assignments.  This year, we are asking all students to check in with all of your AP Teachers and collect your summer assignments and accompanying text by Friday, June 6.  Parents, please check with you children to ensure the summer assignment has been collected.  Click HERE to access summer assignment information. This page will continue to be updated as documents are provided.

psatPSAT Score Reports

Please click HERE to view a detailed presentation about how to interpret PSAT score reports.

Summer Operating Hours

Please be advised that Kempsville High School will be operating on the four-day work week schedule from June 16, 2014 through August 15, 2014. During this time operating hours will be 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday -Thursday. The building will be closed on Fridays. Student registrations will be accomodated until 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

StudentVUE Access for All Secondary Students!

Students can now access their grades and attendance through the Student Information System StudentVUE. For instructions on how to access this resource, click HERE. Please note that while this site is available from anywhere with internet access, the route used to access it depends on whether working from with the school network (from school) or outside the school network (from home).

Student Email Accounts for ALL High School Students

Click HERE to get more information about student email accounts. Virginia Beach City Public Schools is providing all high school students with an "@vbstudents.com" email account to be used for educational purposes. Students are asked to read through the Office 365 Student Setup Instruction for clear instructions on how to synchronize their school email account with their current network information and get started using Office 365. Students are also asked to read the Student Email Guidelines which provides information about acceptable use and etiquette.

SACS External Review

Kempsville High School was recently visited by a team of specialists from the SACS accreditation committee. To learn more about the accreditation process, click HERE. To learn more about what the team found here at Kempsville High School, click HERE.

SOL Tutoring

SOL tutoring for any subject is offered daily during study blocks. If it is an A day, it is in room 801. If it is a B day, it is in room 602. Additional math tutoring is available in the library every 4A.

Practice Items

Click HERE to find released SOL test items in various formats including Promethean Flipcharts.

Click HERE to find practice items for the new Technology Enhanced Items on the Math, Science, Writing and Reading SOL tests.


Montage, the school’s literary and arts magazine, invites you to view the 2012-2013 edition! Our magazine features art, poetry, prose, and photography created by students of Kempsville. Click HERE to go read Montage.

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