Raleigh County Governor's Ceremony

On Monday, May 13 Raleigh County honored 32 students who had earned the Governor's Workforce Credential. Those students had met the following criteria to receive this great honor:

Academics-Obtain an A or B in the four required courses for their program
Attendance-Attain a 95% or higher senior attendance rate
Certifications-Earn 10 points of certifications for their program
Drug Screenings-Pass two drug screens at least 30 days apart
Technical Skills-Obtain an elite score on their NOCTI assessment for their program and accomplish a 95% or higher score on their portfolio

We are very proud of these students and their teachers!


Congratulations Debi Gipson Raleigh County Teacher of the Year


On Thursday April 25, 2019 our Surgical Technology teacher, Debi Gipson, was awarded the honor as the 2019 Raleigh County Teacher of the Year. We are very proud and know how hard she has worked to achieve this great honor!





ACT Competes in SkillsUSA

On March 22nd and 23rd at the State Leadership & Skills Conference ACT brought home two bronze medals, four silver medals, and four gold medals! Congratulations to all our competitors!


Esthetics - Shyanne Boothe,
Melody Stewart- model (post-secondary)

Opening & Closing Ceremonies - Tori Allen, Tori Conway, Miah Cox, Raine Hill, Destiny McGrady, Bree Tyree, Tyjere Underwood (secondary)


Collision Repair - Nick Hall (secondary)

Commercial Baking - Haley Allen (post-secondary)

Job Skills Demonstration Open - Jordon Peters (secondary) model Dennie Kamensky

Masonry - Kevin Cheek (secondary)


Architectural Drafting - Logan Lilly (secondary)

Criminal Justice - Ronald Jennings (secondary)

Nail Care - Chandler Hall, Allison Williams - model (post-secondary)

Welding Fabrication - James Carter, James Sears, Jason Justice (post-secondary)


Practical Nursing August 2019 Program Application Process Is Underway

Candidates for the 2019-2020 Practical Nursing Program will be chosen from the list of applicants who successfully complete (1) TABE test (2) TEAS Entrance Exam (3) Interview and (4) Math classes and test.

Candidates may schedule the TABE test (Test of Adult Basic Education) with Denise Ballard at 304-256-3964 or 304-256-4615 ext. 347. The TABE test is no charge. All applicants must complete the TABE test and meet the required Grade Equivalent of 9.0 on the Reading portion of the test and a 9.0 on the Total Battery of the test. If not, tutoring is available. The last day to TABE test for the August 2019 Daytime Practical Nursing program is May 10, 2019.

TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) Testing at ACT will begin January 7, 2019 for the 2019-2020 Practical Nursing Program. Applicants must register at ACT's office before testing. A non-refundable $75.00 test fee is due at the time of registration. (You may pay with check or cash. Please bring the correct change as the office does not keep change.) TEAS tests are via computer at ACT. The next test date at ACT is May 13, 2019 (This is a new test date added and the last test date at our school). Applicants must be at the test site no later than 4:45 pm and bring a photo ID. Testing will begin promptly at 5:00 p.m. Please visit ATItesting.com for more information regarding the TEAS exam.

Interviews will be scheduled after successful passage of the TABE and TEAS exams.

Math classes are scheduled for May 28, 29, 30, June 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, and 11, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Attendance is mandatory on the first evening of class, May 28th and the Math test on June 12th. A non-refundable $50.00 fee is required and students must present their receipts to the instructor for admittance to the class. Calculators are not permitted. Students are required to attend at least 70% of the math classes. Re-test will be available only to those who observe the aforesaid requirements.

After students are accepted into the Practical Nursing Program, they will attend Orientation and Math Seminar. A written interview and additional costs and requirements will be provided at that time.


Still Accepting Students in Truck Driving

We are excited to announce that registration is underway for our Truck Driving program!

Truck Driving accepts new students every 3 to 4 weeks. This course will last five to six weeks in length. . This program will cover general knowledge learners permit, tanker, doubles/triples, hazmat, passenger and school bus endorsements, road and skills test, hazmat background check, and the state final exam. A D.O.T. physical is required to start this program.

Students will need to call 304-256-3964 or 304-256-4615 ext. 347 to schedule their free TABE exam prior to enrolling in this program.

Click Here To See 2018-19 School Effectiveness Survey Results!


July 1 Adult Registration Begins
August 14, 2019 First Day of 2019-20 School Year

The Academy of Careers and Technology is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education:

Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road
Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350

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Days/Hours of Operation:


7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Academy of Careers and Technology
390 Stanaford RoadBeckley, WV 25801
PHONE 304-256-4615 - FAX 304-256-4674 - EMAIL info@wvact.net

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