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Advantage Valley, WV Celebrates the Power of Partnership


A key strength of Advantage Valley is its wealth of higher education assets that form the backbone of its talent development efforts. 

High school graduation rates in West Virginia have been on a steady climb and topped 91.4% in the 2018-19 school year, above the U.S. average. Advantage Valley had four schools place on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 top 10 high schools in West Virginia ranking. 

No. 1 on that list was George Washington High School in Charleston, which ranked in the top 3% of all high schools nationally in academic performance. That achievement is due in large part to high-caliber faculty, such as Karen Donathan, who has taught mathematics, engineering and computer science courses at the school for the past 23 years. 

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