Annual Festival of Trees Results

Congratulations to the winners at this year’s annual Festival of Trees.  More than 500 members of the community attended the open house at ACT on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 to vote for their favorite trees.  The final results include:

Best of Show (selected by outside independent judges):  Welding


Best Traditional Tree:     
                                   1st Practical Nursing
                                   2nd Therapeutic Services
                                   3rd Electrical-Daytime 

Best Nontraditional Tree:
                                 1st Prostart Restaurant Management
                                 2nd Law and Public Safety
                                 3rd Carpentry

Community Service:     
                                 1st Cosmetology
                                 2nd Medical Assisting
                                 3rd Computer Aided Drafting and Design

Facebook Favorite:  Building Maintenance & Operations

Programs Currently Registering Students

We are accepting Phlebotomy Technician students which will begin on February 3, 2020.  It is a fourteen-week program meeting Monday-Thursday from 6 pm to 9 pm.

If you have not already heard we are in the testing phase of our new Evening Practical Nursing program that is set to start on March 2, 2020.  We have one last TEAS test date on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 5 pm.

We also accept new students in our Truck Driving program every 5 to 6 weeks.  A D.O.T. physical and completed TABE test are required prior to enrolling.  You can obtain your CDL in 5 to 6 weeks in this program.  Our December class is full, but we will be starting another class on January 27, 2020 so reserve your spot soon.

The first step 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 or you can also email  If you email make sure you include your name, program you are interested in, and a phone number they can reach you at.  There is free tutoring available for this test if needed.

We also accept financial aid so make sure you fill out a FAFSA and mark our school.  Our school code is 015748.  We also offer interest free monthly payment plans.

When you come to register for any of these programs you will need to bring.

High school diploma (original with seal or official transcript) or GED
Driver's license or state issued ID
Social Security card
Registration fee of $175.00

Call 304-256-4615 if you have any questions.  Our financial aid counselor and adult coordinator can be reached Monday-Thursday from 1 pm to 8 pm and Friday 7:30 am to 2:30 pm.

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 Denise Ballard 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, January 6, 14, 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 14, 2020.


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Martin Luther King Day

January 20, 2020    No School
3 hour early release February 5, 2020
Spring Break
April 13th-April 17th

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