All of Virginia Beach City Public Schools' (VBCPS) 82 testing sites are projected to earn state accreditation again for 2023-2024, following today's release of Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Standards of Learning (SOL) test scores and school quality indicators data.
- Established: 1966
- Mascot: Patriots
- School Colors:
- Primary: Light Blue & Gold
- Secondary: Navy Blue, White, and Grey
George Washington, the Continental Army Commander during the Revolutionary War, called for a group of men to form his personal protection. These men were the best of the best from America and were known as Washington's Life Guard or First Patriots. Their numbers ranged from 180 to over 200 men and stayed with Washington throughout the war.
We here at First Colonial High School have selected our colors from the battle flag of Washington's Life Guard. The flag consisted of a field of light blue trimmed in gold. This flag could be seen everywhere Washington traveled during the Revolutionary War.
The Patriot represents the school mascot. The waterline represents the proximity to the Atlantic Ocean along with the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse which was commissioned by George Washington. The three ships, The Discovery, The Susan Constant and the Godspeed, are representations of the first landing in 1607 of the first permanent English settlement in the New World.