Annual Festival of Trees Results

Congratulations to the big winners at this year’s annual Festival of Trees.  More than 600 members of the community attended the open house at ACT on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 to vote for their favorite trees.  More than 300 toys were collected for Toys for Tots.  The final results include:

Best of Show (selected by the judges):  Carpentry
Best Traditional Tree:  ProStart Restaurant Management
Best Nontraditional Tree:  Electrical Technician (DAY)
Community Service:  Cosmetology and Adult Education (tie)
Facebook Favorite:  Practical Nursing


Adult Registration Begins July 5
Adult registration for fall classes at the Academy of Careers and Technology opens Wednesday, July 2, 2018. Register daily from 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM Monday - Friday. View a complete list of programs at Admissions requirements and financial aid information is available at Classes start August 2018. Don't wait till the last minute...classes fill up fast! For more information, call the school at 304-256-4615.

Practical Nursing Program Application Window Opens
The Practical Nursing program is accepting applications for the 2018-19 cadre. Classes begin in August, 2018. Candidates for the program will be chosen from the list of applicants with successful passage of the TABE test, PSB Entrance Exam, computer classes and test, and math classes and test.

Candidates may schedule the TABE test (Test of Adult Basic Education) through Friday, March 30, 2018 (this date may or may not be extended.) The TABE test is given at no charge. All applicants must complete the TABE test and meet the required Grade Equivalent of 10.0 on the Reading portion of the test and a 10.0 on the Total Battery of the test. If not, tutoring is available.
Contact Denise Ballard at 304-256-4615 for scheduling.

TABE scores will determine which students sit for the PSB entrance exam.

Registration for the PSB entrance exam will begin February 12, 2018. A non-refundable $75.00 test fee is due at the time of registration. (You may pay with check or cash. If you pay with cash, please bring the correct change as the office does not keep change.) PSB tests are via computer at ACT. Test dates are March 5, 12, 19, 26 April 9 and 16, 2018. Picture ID is required. Calculators will not be allowed during testing. Applicants must be at the test site no later than 4:45 pm. Testing will begin promptly at 5:00 pm. Information and sample questions are available at

Interview will be scheduled after successful passage of PSB entrance exam.

Computer test will be given on April 30, 2018 at 4:00 pm and this is mandatory.  Students who do not pass the test will return May 1 and 2 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Retest will be given on May 2.  A non-refundable $50.00 fee is required and students must present their receipts to the instructor for admittance to the class.

Math classes are scheduled for May 7, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, and 22, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Attendance is mandatory on the first evening of class, May 7. Math test is May 23, 2018. A non-refundable $50.00 fee is required and students must present their receipts to the instructor for admittance to the class. 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. A written interview and additional costs and requirements will be provided at that time.

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

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

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Academy of Careers and Technology
390 Stanaford RoadBeckley, WV 25801
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