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Buchanan County Public Schools

The Russell County Public School system is comprised of four secondary schools, one vocational/technical school, and six elementary and middle schools.

All Buchanan County Schools are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges ands Schools, and secondary schools have advanced placement, dual enrollment and gifted programs. Lebanon High School operates a CISCO Academy, which includes courses in web design, networking and other IT essential programs.

The Buchanan County Career and Technical Center, located in Grundy, offers training in the following subjects: auto body repair, auto mechanics, building trades, business education, cosmetology, electricity, industrial maintenance, nursing assistants, and welding.

Buchanan County graduates an average of 260 students annually; approximately 32% of these students enter the labor force or military, while 68% pursue higher education opportunities.

Buchanan County is home to two higher education institutions, the Appalachian School of Law, a fully accredited law school that awards approximately 100 Juris Doctor degrees each year, and the University of Appalachia College of Pharmacy, a new, three-year pharmacy school that began classes in August 2005. These private colleges underscore the county leaders’ dedication to education and providing advanced opportunities to the citizens of the county and region.

Students are served by Southwest Virginia Community College and the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, as well as many regional colleges and universities, including: the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Emory & Henry College, East Tennessee State University, Bluefield College, Virginia Intermont College, King College, Virginia Tech and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. These colleges offer a variety of programs to suit diverse students’ needs.

 
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