Summer break is over for students in Fluvanna County Public Schools. Monday students returned to class, with upper classmen starting the school year in their new high school.
The new building will accommodate about 1400 high school students including eighth graders. Several of the classrooms offer lecture style seating similar to a college setting.
Science and engineering labs feature the latest technology, and there's a new media center that covers two levels.
Athletes will also see changes. They now have a state of the art weight room.
Students were greeted by the high school band as they unloaded from school buses. While some say they're eager to get back to school, others are worried they might get lost in their new school.
"I've seen a lot of things on facebook and stuff about everyone talking about how they're gonna get lost and everything, but I think it's going to be ok. I don't think I'm going to get lost because it's not too big," said 10th grader Isis Rodgers.
There has been a lot of excitement surrounding the opening of the school. The community was invited to tour the facility and attend a ribbon cutting ceremony August 5th.
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