New Evening Practical Nursing Program Set to Start March 2, 2020

We are very pleased to announce the details of our Evening Practical Nursing Program.

We are on track to start our first class on March 2nd, 2020.  It is anticipated that this class will finish by July 1st, 2021 but, could last until the end of July 2021 depending on weather during the 16 months of class.

Weekday class and clinical hours will be 5 pm to 10 pm.  Saturday’s will be 7:30 am to 3:30 pm. 

This program, like the day program is divided into three phases. Each phase will have a little different format:

Phase 1:  Approximately 5 months (*4 to 5 weekdays and 2 Saturdays per month)

Phase 2: Approximately 5 months (5 weekdays and 1 Saturday per month)

Phase 3: Approximately 5 months (*4 weekdays and 1 Saturday per month)

* The day off on the 4-day weekdays will rotate between Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Each student will attend 10 Saturday clinicals over the course of the 16 month program.  This means some months you may have 2, 1, or 0 Saturday clinicals.

If you are interested in this program the first step will be calling (304) 256-3964 and scheduling your TABE exam.  If you are unable to reach someone by phone to schedule this test you may also email Tammy Toney at and provide your name, phone number, and the program you are interested in and she will contact you to schedule your TABE test.

TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) Testing at ACT will begin December 2, 2019 for the March 2020 Evening Practical Nursing Program. Applicants must register at ACT's office before testing. Registration is open now for students who have already completed the first step which is the TABE exam.   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. Test dates are December 2, 9, 16, 2019 and January 6, 2020. 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 pm. Please visit for more information regarding the TEAS exam. All TEAS testing will need to be completed by January 10, 2020.

Fall Community Education Classes Scheduled

We are offering two new community education opportunities this fall.

Small Engine Repair will begin on October 15, 2019. Learn the basics of lawn mower, chain saw, weed eater, leaf blower, tiller and other small engine maintenance and repair. Class will be Tuesdays from 5 pm to 10 pm for 8 weeks. Cost is $80. You can work on your own equipment during the open shop portion of the class.

ATV and UTV Repair will begin on October 17, 2019. Learn the basics of ATV, UTV, and motorcycle maintenance and repair. Class will be on Thursdays from 5 pm to 10 pm for 8 weeks. Cost is $80. You can work on your own equipment during the open shop portion of the class.

Click here to get to page with registration forms. If you have any questions call 304-256-4615.



Practical Nursing Class of 2019


Congratulations to the Practical Nursing Class of 2019. On July 26, 2019 their graduation has honored with a pinning ceremony. We are very proud of each one of you. Good luck as you enter the field of nursing!




Truck Driving Program

Due to a partnership with the WV Department of Education, ACT is able to reduce tuition for the Truck Driving program. Truck Driving accepts new students every 3 to 4 weeks. . The student will operate a variety of equipment both on our range and over the road. The cost of the 4-6 week program will now be $2,250. A D.O.T. physical is required to start this program.

The first step to apply to any of the above programs is to take a free TABE (adult basic skills) test. You can schedule that test by calling 304-256-3964. Free tutoring is available if needed. We do accept financial aid so make sure you fill out a FAFSA for this school year and mark our school on your application. We also offer monthly interest free payment plans for amounts not covered by aid.

If you have any questions please call our school at 304-256-4615.


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!


Aesthetics - 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)


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



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