About Us

Mission Statement: Our mission is to prepare students for future success with authentic learning experiences in their chosen fields and to award career credentials honoring these student achievements and experiences.

Vision Statement: BSTC leads the division by providing center-based preparation for college, career, and military readiness for all students in Bedford County Public Schools. Goal Statement 1: By the end of school year 18-19, BSTC will offer at least one additional credential and/or achievement option for BCPS students for year 19-20.  The credential(s) selected will meet student career interests as well as workforce demands and allow for the further personalization of BSTC courses. Credential(s) selected may be associated with new or existing courses.

Goal Statement 2: By the end of school year 18-19, BSTC will continue to build an infrastructure that better facilitates the expansion of work-based learning opportunities across programs.  This infrastructure will include staffing support, a survey of existing work-based learning opportunities, and program-by-program/student-by-student expansion. In the current year, efforts will include profiles of selected students/alumni encountering successes  (moving work to sustainability) and exploring ways to use apprenticeship models.

 School Profile

Bedford Science & Technology Center is a career & technical school which serves students enrolled in each of the three county high schools. It is recognized as an extension of Liberty, Jefferson Forest, and Staunton River High schools. The Center was established in 1970 with an enrollment of 222 students in eleven programs. Enrollments have gradually increased to approximately 300 students who are presently enrolled in fifteen programs.

Students enrolled in a technical program attend the Center for one-half of the school day and are scheduled for other classes in their base high school the remainder of the day. Depending on program requirements, it may take one, two, or three years of attendance for completion. A Certificate of Completion is given to each student who successfully completes program requirements.

Successful completion of a program also enables the student to meet the Bedford County graduation competency requirement for job or higher education preparation.

The school officially opened on September 7th, 1954 and was named Susie G. Gibson High School.   When the career and technical center was established in 1970,  the auditorium was named Gibson Memorial Auditorium in honor of this Black American educator. Some of the class pictures and school trophies were transferred to the Bedford City-County Museum for preservation.


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