Photo Gallery: Virginia Beach eighth-graders get academic

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Even with graduation season more than six months away, it’s time for eighth-graders in Virginia Beach to get ready to take the next step.

That’s why the Virginia Beach Convention Center buzzed Wednesday evening with hundreds of eighth-graders, several 3D printers and nearly a dozen interactive displays, including a solar-powered car, a mock crime scene, microscopes, stethoscopes and even a sheep’s heart.

It was all part of an informational meet-and-greet, sponsored by Virginia Beach City Public Schools.

Billed as the Academy Programs and Advanced Academic Programs Citywide Information Night, the event gave eighth-graders and their families a chance to ponder next year’s academic options, from science and math to legal studies and culinary arts.

For more information about Virginia Beach Public School’s Academies and Accelerated Academic Programs Information Nights, click here.

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A First Colonial High School student speaks with parents about its Legal Studies Academy

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