First Colonial High School
|First Colonial High School|
|1272 Mill Dam Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23454
|School type||Public, high school|
|School district||Virginia Beach City Public Schools|
|Superintendent||Dr. Sheila S. Magula (Interim)|
|Principal||Dr. Nancy B. Farrell|
|Color(s)||Columbia Blue and Gold|
|Athletics conference||Virginia High School League
|Rival||Cox High School|
|Communities served||Croatan Beach, Kings Grant, Shadowlawn[disambiguation needed], Alanton, Baycliff|
First Colonial High School is a high school in Virginia Beach, Virginia. First Colonial opened in 1966 by splitting students out of the former Virginia Beach High School. Virginia Beach High then became Virginia Beach Middle School. James C. Mounie was the first principal of the new high school. First Colonial's mascot is the Patriot.
First Colonial runs a magnet program called the Legal Studies Academy, created to offer students a way to explore employment in the legal field. The school also has a joint Navy JROTC program with Cox High School, its traditional rival for First Colonial in sporting events and competitions.
First Colonial is one of five Virginia Beach high schools ranked in the top 1200 in Newsweek's 2006 ranking of American high schools.
First Colonial is one of three public Virginia Beach high schools to have a club-level crew team. The First Colonial Crew Club competes in regional, state and national regattas. First Colonial also has a club-level lacrosse team.
Athletic teams include wrestling, Track, boys' and girls' soccer teams, baseball, softball, Boys and Girls Volleyball, field hockey, golf, Gymnastics, Boys and Girls Swim/Dive, Boys and Girls Cross Country, football, indoor track, and tennis.
First Colonial has many clubs, including:
Band, Chorus, Debate, Drama, Green Team, FBLA, Forensics, Operation Smile Club, Guitar Club, Indoor Soccer Club, Key Club, National/German/French/Spanish/English/Math/Social Studies/Art Honor Society, Anime Club, Yearbook Club, Crime Solvers, Dance team, Spanish/Latin/French Club, SCA, Orchestra, and Young Democrats/Republicans/Libertarians.
Dr. Nancy B. Farrell - Principal
Mr. Carlton Hill - Assistant Principal
Ms. Deborah Shelton - Assistant Principal
Mrs. Melanie Lee - Assistant Principal
Dr. David Judge - Assistant Principal
Mrs. Angelique Phillips - Legal Studies Academy Coordinator
Mrs. Hollie Godfrey - StudentActivities Coordinator
Ms. Talesha Wagner - Guidance Director
Mrs. Mary Sue Crommelin - School Improvement Specialist
- Josh Boone - filmmaker
- Derrick Borte - filmmaker
- Steven Culp - actor
- Juice Newton - singer
- Brandon Noble - football player
- Mark Reynolds - baseball player
- Aaron Rouse - football player
- Mark Ruffalo - actor
- Kendra Todd - reality television personality
- Will Sessoms - politician
- Jeff Ware - baseball player
- Patrick McKeever - all around great dude
- Virginia Beach City Public Schools
- Virginia Beach School Mascots and Colors
- City of Virginia Beach
- First Colonial HS official site
- School Report Card