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VCS 8th Graders Celebrate their PhD Projects

At VCS PhD stands for Project of your Heart's Desire.  In  8th grade, students choose a topic of particular interest to them, find a mentor, research it,  spend an entire semester learning about it, and create a presentation for a panel of teachers, administrators, and board members to "defend it."
Whether it's writing and choreographing a ballet, shaping a surfboard, rebuilding a car engine, creating a skincare line, or publishing a book, students choose something they are passionate about to delve deep into learning more.  Check out the newsletter below created by one 8th grade student.