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Posted by Parents, Virginia Beach schools battle over special needs student's education on Thursday, February 14, 2019
The Virginia Beach school district is taking legal action against a family to get their daughter back into the public school system.  The school district and the Normans have been at odds over Marisa Norman's education since 2014. Marisa is a special needs student, born with more than 20 disabilities, including cerebral palsy, hearing loss and ADHD. She needs a lot of specialized help. Like many military families, the Normans have moved around a lot. Marisa's mom, Michelle, says her daughter... Read More
Posted by CBA family featured on PBS on Thursday, January 31, 2019
Schools struggle to support military kids with special needs. Supporting children with special needs can introduce additional worries and demands on any family. For military families, that stress is compounded by a lifestyle involving repeated moves and varying levels of services and capabilities within schools. Special correspondent Kavitha Cardoza reports from Virginia Beach, Virginia, with one family's story of struggling to find support in the public school system. Click here to view... Read More
Posted on Monday, December 17, 2018
Lovely Edwards, CBA Diversity Committee Leader and MS Para-Professional, recently attended the National Association of Independent School's People of Color Conference. The conference is the flagship of the National Association of Independent Schools' (NAIS) commitment to equity and justice in teaching and learning. The mission of the conference is to provide safe space for leadership, professional development and networking for people of color and allies of all backgrounds in independent... Read More
Dominion Energy Awards Environmental Stewardship Grant to Chesapeake Bay Academy
Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Chesapeake Bay Academy  is pleased to announce that Dominion Energy, through its philanthropic arm, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, has awarded CBA a grant of $4,500 in support of their new project, Preparing the Next Generation of Environmental Stewards. The grant is part of Dominion Energy’s commitment to environmental organizations and communities across the country. This year Dominion Energy is awarding $1 million in grants to nearly 130 organizations in 12 states to help improve... Read More
Trustee William W. King Selected as Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017
William W. King Board TrusteeCongratulations to William W. King, Board Trustee, for being selected as this year’s “Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser” by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Hampton Roads Chapter.  Mr. King is well known throughout the community for his volunteerism as he dedicates himself tirelessly to several area non-profits.  He has served on the Board of Trustees of Chesapeake Bay Academy for 22 years, is Chairman of the Advancement Committee, and Co-Chair of... Read More
April Suratos selected as Teacher of the Year
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2017
Congratulations to Ms. April Suratos, middle school teacher, for being selected as Chesapeake Bay Academy's "Teacher of the Year" by Dr. Jankowski. Each year, Regent University and the School of Education honor local teachers by hosting Salute to Teachers. The area's top public and private school educators were recognized during the 19th annual event held on Friday, November 3 at The Founders Inn and Spa in Virginia Beach. Ms. Suratos was selected based on her demonstrated expertise in... Read More
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2017
Middle school students at CBA are participating in the Kindness Rock Project (link is external), a national art project created to spread inspiration and a moment of kindness for unsuspecting recipients through random inspirational rocks. Mrs. Margaret Meyers, middle school director, Ms. LaTonya Hughes, PE teacher, and Ms. Heather Morgan, art teacher are leading the project as part of the division's mindfulness curriculum.  Heartfulness is one of the practices of mindfulness and promotes... Read More
Dr. Jankowski appointed to City of VB Strategic Team
Posted on Monday, August 28, 2017
CBA is proud to announce that Dr. Jankowski has been named to the City of Virginia Beach Strategic Planning Team focused on the future of education. As part of the city's strategic planning process, ten teams have been established, each aligning with a specific goal of the City Council. Dr. Jankowski will serve on the team charged with ensuring a truly world-class education for all students in Virginia Beach.  Serving as head of school at the only independent, K-12 school in Southeastern... Read More
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2017
CBA is proud to announce a new research partnership with Old Dominion University and Eastern Virginia Medical School.  Next year two studies, both involving the use of technology to facilitate student choice and classroom engagement, will be carried out in the lower school. The studies have been designed by doctoral candidates in the School of Communication Disorders and Special Education at ODU. CBA Trustees, Dr. Linda Miller-Dunleavy, Senior Lecturer in the Darden School of Education, and Dr... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Back row from left: Tanner Brian Stone, William McLaurin Watson, Jacob Kyle Dudek, Garrett Seth Ferrebee, Robert John Inglesby, Michael Brian Romano, Jr. Front row from left: Kyle Archambeau, Alexander Tallent Burleson, Andrew Richard Bowers, Kieran Tyler Wrightstone   University & College Acceptances Elizabeth State University Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Old Dominion University Radford University Regent University Tidewater Community College Virginia Wesleyan College  ... Read More