Principal's Message

Stacey Thompson
Principal - Russell Area Technology Center

Stacey Thompson    Welcome to the Russell Area Technology Center!!!

The RATC has a long history of providing excellent educational opportunities to propel our students into college and career readiness. Our Staff, Faculty, and Administration are here to serve our students and prepare them to reach their highest potential. We highly encourage you, our students, to engage in our clubs, events, and activities as they are opportunities for you to develop relationships, fine tune your talents and skills, and open your eyes to a wealth of career possibilities. Our goal is to make you, not only college and career ready, but life ready!

The information on this webpage will be helpful to you as your journey unfolds here at the RATC. We believe that every student deserves the right to experience high quality education in a safe and orderly environment. Our Vision Statement is as follows:

We are an educational system with dedicated staff, motivated students, and state of the art equipment and facilities, which meet the needs of all students.

Our Mission Statement is to develop a skilled and versatile individual by providing technical education and training.

Our Goals at RATC are:

* Provide technical skills training to secondary students, which leads to successful Post- Secondary transition;

* Enhance career exploration options for secondary students;

* Collaborate with local school districts to enhance the educational growth of all students;

* Respond to the training needs of business and industry for the community;

* Become an Area Technology Center of Excellence; and

* Continue to improve quality education for lifelong learning.

One more important key to success at the RATC is to know we have our own Infinite Campus.  You will not be able to view your grades for the RATC through your home district's Infinite Campus Portal.  Login directions for student portal access are located under the Building Forms link.  Here is the link to our Infinite Campus Portal:

Once you are on this website, please click the link to the “Student Portal”.

        Username:  Student Number (Same as Home High School Infinite Campus Student Number)

        Password:  First Letter(First Name)First Letter (Last Name)Birthdate(Six Digits)

Thank you for choosing to be part of the RATC! This is your school and you are part of something bigger than yourself here! We are a family and responsible to each other. Please remember to treat our school, equipment, and personnel with respect as you travel through your path. Your experience here is what you make it and your character choices say everything about who you are. Be a positive example and you will receive positive results! We are looking forward to working alongside you and celebrating your successes and accomplishments throughout your journey! If you need anything, please do not hesitate to come to us! Again, we are here for you!


Stacey Thompson, Principal

Russell Area Technology Center


Non Discrimination Statement

Students, their families, employees and potential employees of the Russell ATC are hereby notified that the RATC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex or disability in employment, vocational programs, or activities as set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations.

The RATC system offers the following career and technical education programs for all students regardless of race, color, national origin, including those with limited English proficiency, sex or disability in grades 9-12.


Persons seeking further information concerning the career and technical education offerings and specific pre-requisite criteria should contact:

Principal Stacey Thompson

705 Red Devil Lane Russell KY 

606 836 1256


Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies should be directed to:

Stacey Thompson

705 Red Devil Lane Russell KY 

606 836 1256



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