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Hampton City Schools will be accepting Choice Middle School Applications through Monday, February 8, 2021. Parents may submit applications for Hunter B. Andrews PreK-8 (STEM Program-ONLY), Eaton Fundamental School or Jones Magnet School.
To ensure equity in selection, choice seats will be filled through a lottery system. It is important to consider when applying for the choice middle school that both child and family must have a willingness to work hard toward academic success and show commitment to the school’s mission. Parents must provide transportation to the Choice Middle School Programs.

The Choice Middle School Application process will be available online via the Hampton City Schools website by clicking the Choice Middle School Application link below.  After completing the application online, families will receive a confirmation of submission.  All applications should be completed by Monday, February 8, 2021.

Notifications regarding lottery acceptance to a Choice Middle School or placement on the waiting list will be emailed to families during the week of February 22, 2021. In the email you will be provided a link to confirm your Choice Middle School selection no later than March 19, 2021.

Parents may also opt to complete an Out-of-Zone application for a middle school by submitting an Out-of-Zone Application online or to the principal of the respective school after March 1, 2021.  Parents will also be able to complete Out-of-Zone applications online via our website at   Out-of-Zone placements are based on space availability and parents must provide transportation.  Parents will be notified of an Out-of-Zone placement by August 13, 2021.

Out of Zone Applications are not accepted in the Choice Middle School Programs.


AndrewsHunter B. Andrews
Hampton City Schools STEM Engineering Choice Program will provide opportunities for students to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics careers. This 3-year rigorous choice program curriculum is designed to motivate and challenge students by building on previous knowledge and critical thinking skills. Students will learn cutting-edge, technology-infused instruction coupled with design-based learning to connect to the world beyond school. Classes will be organized around typical engineering topics such as: Introduction to Engineering, Materials & Methods of Production, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electricity and Electronics, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Industrial Engineering. Students must demonstrate high academic ability. Siblings of selected students in grades K-8 will be allowed to attend Andrews based on space availability. Transportation is provided for ZONED students only.

Eaton Middle SchoolEaton Fundamental
Thomas Eaton Middle School provides students and their families a comprehensive educational experience.  We have high expectations of our students while providing an orderly and safe environment. Eaton students and parents sign a collaborative contract with the school, agreeing to complete assignments and exhibit positive behaviors. Eaton excels in the arts, extracurricular activities, community partnerships, service learning, and environmental experiences.  Transportation is not provided for students.


Jones Magnet

Jones Magnet
Jones Magnet Middle School  (JMMS) is a model, comprehensive school of choice. JMMS provides high quality education in the pursuit of excellence with a focus on rigorous instruction supplemented by relevant activities while establishing meaningful relationships with students. Admission is through an application process that is based on a lottery system. Transportation is not provided.



Armstrong School for the Arts
Armstrong School for the Arts integrated program incorporates visual arts, music, drama, and dance into the four core subject areas of English, math, science and social studies. Library, art, music and physical education teachers work collaboratively with classroom teachers to plan and teach hands-on arts integrated lessons that enhance the Hampton City Schools curricula. The integrated lessons have a meaningful, positive impact on student learning. Applications for enrollment are accepted throughout the year. Students are accepted on a first-come first-served space available basis. Siblings of enrolled students are accepted into the school through fourth grade. Applications for the kindergarten waiting list are accepted beginning August 1 of the year the child turns 4. Students must be 5 by September 30 to attend kindergarten. No transportation is provided.



Cooper Elementary Magnet School for Technology
The W. M. Cooper Elementary Magnet School for Technology provides an exemplary learning environment that sets high expectations for its teachers, students and parents. Children are challenged to become the best they can be and attend from every neighborhood in Hampton. Cooper has a close partnership with Star Achievers Academy YMCA, a group of local business people and community activists whose sole purpose is to provide resources and support to the students at Cooper. The innovative and highly effective technology program at Cooper provides an environment that fosters analytical thinking, reasoning, creativity and applied learning through Children’s Engineering and Design Technology. As the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) elementary school for Hampton, Cooper staff strive to differentiate their approach to prepare students for the 21st century careers that await them. Cooper students use higher-order thinking skills daily as they are challenged to think outside of the box in the development of numerous hands-on engineering based projects to support the curriculum. Contact the Cooper school office at 757-825-4645 for the application process.

Tucker Capps


Fundamental Schools
Barron and Tucker-Capps Elementary Fundamental Schools serve students in grades K-5. The fundamental schools follow the same curriculum as the other Hampton City Schools. Parents sign a fundamental school contract upon registration. Students are accepted by application on a first-come, first-served space-available basis. Siblings of enrolled students are accepted into the school through fifth grade. Registrations are accepted throughout the year. Applications for the kindergarten waiting list are accepted beginning August 1 of the year the child turns 4. Students must be 5 by September 30 to attend kindergarten. Barron kindergarten students who live within the Barron attendance zone have priority at Barron. No transportation is provided for students enrolled at Barron and Tucker-Capps. 

The Academies of Hampton

Academies of Hampton
The Academies of Hampton were identified as a component of the COMPASS School Reform plan. The following is currently listed under Goal One: Maximize Every Child’s Learning in the Hampton City Schools 2015 Strategic Plan, Career Academies are based on the National Career Academies Coalition National Standards of Practice for career academies. These standards were developed by an informal consortium of national career academy organizations and draw from over 40 years of research and practice. The ten standards are key elements for successful, sustained implementation of academies. Visit Academies of Hampton webpage for more detailed information.

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As stated in School Board Policy AC and GBA, Hampton City Schools (“HCS”) does not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability, ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, child birth or related medical conditions, status as a veteran, genetic information, or other characteristic protected by law in its programs, activities and employment practices and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  

HCS also prohibits retaliation under School Board Policy GBAB for the purpose of interfering with a person’s rights and/or privileges under federal civil rights laws, which can include: (i) raising concerns with Division personnel about a civil rights violation; (ii) asserting a right or advocating for the rights of a student or employee under federal civil rights laws; or (iii) participating in a complaint investigation or related proceedings. 

All individuals are encouraged to promptly report any incident they believe to be discrimination, harassment or retaliation in violation of HCS School Board Policy.  All reports should be made to the HCS Compliance Officer, who also serves as the HCS Executive Director of Human Resources and Title IX/ADA Coordinator.  Upon receiving a report of alleged discrimination, harassment or retaliation, the Compliance Officer shall promptly authorize an investigation into the complaint, determine whether the alleged act occurred, and determine whether any action must be taken to end or prevent further harassment, discrimination, or retaliation.  For more information about this process, please review the Formal Resolution Process and/or Informal Resolution Process.    

Should you have any questions about these procedures or the contents of this notice, please contact:

Executive Director of Human Resources
Title IX and ADA Coordinator
Department of Human Resources
One Franklin Street
Hampton, VA 23669
(757) 727-2300



Hampton City Schools (HCS) is committed to making its website accessible for all, including individuals with disabilities, and strives to ensure accessibility currently and as new technologies emerge.  The division welcomes questions and feedback on the site’s accessibility at each development phase.  By clicking on “Contact” at the upper right of the main webpage, all users are able to “Help Resolve a Concern,” “Share a Story,” “Provide Feedback,” and “Ask a Question.”  Additionally, the Contact Us page provides direct email access to HCS Webmaster Vickie Carper,


HCS’s computer systems and networks include all of the computer hardware, operating system software, application software, stored text, data files, electronic mail (email), local databases, externally accessed databases, CD-ROM, optical media, clip art, digital images, digitized information, communications technologies, and new available technologies.

Please note that some pages on the HCS website contain links to third-party sites.  HCS is not responsible for the content, facts, opinions or accessibility of third-party sites.


The majority of pages in our site are available in HTML format that can be deciphered by screen readers. Some documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF), which require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.

  • To download this free program, visit the Adobe website.
  • To read PDF documents with a screen reader, please link to the Access Adobe website, which provides useful tools and resources.

Also, many popular browsers contain built-in accessibility tools, and there are other plug-ins that make websites more accessible.

The HCS website is designed and monitored by HCS Webmaster Vickie Carper, who serves as the gatekeeper for website content and accessibility.   The Webmaster is under the direction of the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing, supervised by the Director of Graphics.
Web visitors using assistive technology who may have trouble accessing information on the website may contact the HCS Webmaster,, the Executive Director of Public Relations and Marketing, and/or the Director of Graphics,

When submitting a question or concern via email, “accessibility” should be included in the subject line.  Every reasonable attempt will be made to address the user’s concern within twenty-four hours.  To assist HCS in responding appropriately, all inquiries should include the following information:

  • A description of the accessibility concern or question;
  • The webpage address of the requested material;
  • The format in which the user prefers to receive the material;
  • The user’s contact information, including preferred method of contact.


HCS monitors all technology resource activity and requires all employees, students and individuals with access to HCS computer systems and networks to annually read and sign an Acceptable Use Policy.  See School Board Policy IIBEA for Students; School Board Policy GBBB for Employees.

Our continuing goal is for the HCS website to be accessible to individuals with disabilities in compliance with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and that statute's implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 104, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and that statute's implementing regulations at 28 C.F.R. Part 35.

Good faith efforts are being made to ensure that our website complies with web accessibility standards. In addition to the federal regulations above, we are actively working to conform to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.
Prior to posting new website content, the HCS Webmaster determines if the proposed content meets the criteria of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).  Periodically the HCS Webmaster checks the website with a recognized website checker such as 508 Checker and WAVE.  If the audit identifies issues of concern or content errors that impede accessibility to any user, the concerns/errors are evaluated and remedied within a six-week period.


HCS’s website and computer systems and networks are provided on an “as available” basis.  HCS makes no warranties, expressed or implied, without limitation, regarding the fitness for a particular purpose regarding any service provided by the system and any information contained or software used therein.  The division uses hardware and software provided by third-party technology vendors.  Therefore, the division does not warrant that the functions or services performed by, or that the information or software on the system, will meet the user’s requirements.