Magnet Schools and Career Academies

What is the difference between a Magnet and a Career Academy?  The Magnet school is one that specializes in particular subjects, in addition to providing a general education.  A Career Academy is a small learning community built around a career theme.  All schools will continue to offer the high academic standards that Kanawha County Schools has been known for.  For more information contact your school counselor or Mark Milam at 304.347.7483 or email at

  • Capital High School - Performing Arts Magnet, Law Enforcement Academy
  • Herbert Hoover - Academy of Criminology, Pre-Engineering (PLTW)
  • Nitro High School -- BioScience Magnet, PLTW Computer Science
  • Riverside High School – Clean Energy
  • Sissonville High School – Business & Marketing, Computer Science (PLTW)
  • So. Charleston High School -- International Baccalaureate Magnet, Pre Engineering (PLTW)
  • St. Albans High School -- Academy of Hospitality & Tourism