New Horizons Regional Education Centers is the regional educational organization serving the public school divisions of Gloucester County, Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg-James City County, and York County. The six school divisions, each by formal resolution, have organized a joint board of trustees to administer and operate a variety of programs on a contract or cost-sharing basis.
In September 1980, the Peninsula Area Cooperative Educational Services (PACES), opened Newport Academy, a regional public separate school facility for students with emotional disabilities. This program became a part of New Horizons Regional Education Centers in 1993. Newport Academy offers specialized education services for elementary, middle, and high school students in Newport News, Virginia at the Woodside Lane Campus of New Horizons.