Welcome to South Branch Career & Technical Center

Purpose
The purpose is to design an educational program that will encourage the greatest possible development of each student and meet the needs of every student enrolled. The aim of SBCTC is to offer an education which will enable students to function productively in a rapidly changing technological society.

History of the Center
South Branch Career and Technical Center (SBCTC) is one of seven multi-county career and technical centers in the state. It began operation in the fall of 1970 with 161 students in six daytime instructional programs and 170 adults in evening classes. The school has grown steadily, and now serves more than 300 students in nine different programs. The Center serves students from five high schools in Grant, Hardy, and Pendleton counties. The feeder high schools include: Petersburg, Union, Moorefield, Pendleton County, and East Hardy.

Core Beliefs/Goals

  1. All students have the potential and ability to learn and succeed.
    GOAL: All students are valuable and can learn.
  2. SBCTC will provide a safe,supportive,and nurturing environment that contributes to achievement.
    GOAL: Provide a safe structured and disciplined learning environment.
  3. High expectations for a quality education will be the standard for success.
    GOAL: Teachers will implement a rigorous standards-based 21st century curriculum for all students that is aligned with the WV Content Standards & Objectives.
  4. Highly qualified personnel are essential to build and develop a “Mastery for all”culture.
    GOAL: Teachers will implement a rigorous standards-based 21st century curriculum for all students that is aligned with the WV Content Standards & Objectives.
  5. Life-long learning is encouraged as a means to enhance the quality of life.
    GOAL: prepare students to be functional responsible and productive employees.
  6. SBCTC is committed to a continuous improvement process.
    GOAL: Instruction and curriculum will align with local and regional job markets.
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