Adult Registration Begins July 5
Adult registration for fall classes at the Academy of Careers and Technology opens Wednesday, July 5, 2017. 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 16, 2017. Don't wait till the last minute...classes fill up fast! For more information, call the school at 304-256-4615.

Modular Home Auction
The Raleigh County Board of Education will accept bids for the sale of a modular house (1248 sq. ft.) constructed by the Carpentry class at the Academy of Careers and Technology. This beautiful 24x52 floorplan features three bedrooms, living room, combination kitchen and dining room, utility room, and two full baths.
Interested bidders may view the house on the ACT campus on Monday, June 5 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm and Tuesday, June 6 from noon until 7:00 pm. Sealed bids will be accepted until Friday, June 13, 2017 at 3:00 pm. Photos of the house, details of the public sale, and a bid submission sheet are available at


Practical Nursing Program Application Window Opens
The Practical Nursing program is accepting applications for the 2017-18 cadre. Classes begin in August, 2017. 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 Wednesday, April 19, 2017 (this date has been 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 began February 14, 2017. 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 13, 20, 27, April 3, 17, and 24, 2017. 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

Computer test will be given on May 8, 2017 at 4:00 pm.  Students who do not pass the test will return May 9 and 10 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Retest will be given on the 10th.  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 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, and 30, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Math test is May 31, 2017. A non-refundable $50.00 fee is required and students must present their receipts to the instructor for admittance to the class.

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.

Festival of Trees a Success
The sixteenth annual Festival of Trees was a huge success, with more than 600 guests viewing the trees in person during the open house on December 13, 2016. Each person in attendance received tokens to vote for his favorite traditional display and a red token to vote for his or her favorite nontraditional display. A "traditional" display featured a real or artificial tree, while "nontraditional" displays highlighted trees that were constructed or manufactured. For each non-perishable food item donated during the open house, individuals received a blue token that could be used to vote for any tree. The tree receiving the most blue tokens received the Community Spirit award. The 685 food items collected will be donated to Brian's Safehouse again this year. ACT also hosted a virtual Festival of Trees on its Facebook page. The site registered more than 800 votes. Finally, a special trophy called the "Kid's Kup" was awarded to the display that received the most votes from the preschool and elementary school students that visited ACT this week.

This year's winners include:

Best of Show
Electrical Technician (DAY), First Place
Drafting, Second Place
Carpentry, Third Place

Traditional Tree
Practical Nursing, First Place
Careers in Education/Early Childhood Education, Second Place
EMT, Third Place

Nontraditional Tree
Welding, First Place
Drafting, Second Place
Collision Repair Technology, Third Place

Community Spirit Award
Cosmetology, First Place
Practical Nursing, Second Place
Electrical Technician (DAY), Third Place

Facebook Favorite
Medical Assisting, First Place
Practical Nursing, Second Place
Cosmetology, Third Place

Kid's Kup

OCT 18 End of first 9 Weeks
NOV 10 Veterans Day
NOV 22 - 24 Thanksgiving Break
DEC 22 End of First Semester
DEC 25 - JAN 2 Christmas Break

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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