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West Virginia Department of Education

The WV Department of Education provides a wide range of educational programs, from Pre-kindergarten through Adult Education, under the governance of the WV State Board of Education. The following are some of the key resources for helping students prepare for jobs and further education and training after high school.

  • College and Career Readiness Standards
    These standards define a common set of knowledge and skills for students to acquire to successfully transition into postsecondary education or the workplace. Guidance is provided for families and for educators on using the standards to support student success.
  • Special Education
    Special education is specially designed instruction, at no cost to parents, that meets the educational needs of students with special needs. It may include special instruction in subjects such as reading and mathematics, physical education and independent living, as well as speech and other therapies. These services are provided to students, ages three through twenty-one years, in the general education classroom, special education resource room for part of the day, separate class, home or other appropriate settings.
    (Read more about Special Education)
  • Adult Education
    Adult Education provides programs to help adult learners be literate, productive, and successful in the workplace, home, and community.
    (Read more about Adult Education)
  • Career Technical Education (CTE)
    CTE programs in West Virginia are designed for all students and prepare them for entering post-secondary education, training or the workforce. For more information, read Career Technical Education for Students with Disabilities: Guidance for West Virginia Schools and Districts and visit the CTE website.
West Virginia Department of Education