What began as a discussion about foreign policy in the Middle East has evolved as one of the most unique learning experiences in VBCPS. The Foreign Policy Work Group at the Legal Studies Academy at First Colonial High School offers students opportunities for face-to-face conversations with our nation’s most powerful decision makers. Students travel to Washington, D.C. several times a year to talk to high ranking officials in the Defense and State Departments. Over the past five years members of the work group have met Donald Rumsfeld, former secretary of defense and John Ashcroft, former attorney general among others. As stated on the work group website, the world is truly their classroom.