Some area students are getting a chance to spend their spring break going back to school, for fun.
Piedmont Virginia Community College is offering a health sciences and a computer technologies spring break academy for 10th and 11th grade students.
The students will get a chance to earn a career readiness certificate during the program, which is being held at PVCC April 1-5.
The school is paying $350 toward the cost of attending, while families will have to pick up $80 for lunch, field trips to local employers, interaction with PVCC professors and seeing classrooms in action.
"Students really get to see a complete picture of a career field, so if they think they might want to take some classes later on in high school that relates to that field they get a chance to not only learn about it, but also experience it first hand," said Erin Hughey-Comers, who heads up the initiative for PVCC.
Applications are currently being accepted, and only 24 students will be selected into the program. The deadline to register is March 1. Click here for more information.