Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

All testing (including TABE and TEAS) is canceled at our school and the Adult Basic Education Center until further notice.

Below are two helpful resources for talking to your student about COVID-19 provided by our school counselor.

unicef article

National Association of School Psychologists article

With the announcement that Raleigh County schools will be closed until further notice. We are diligently working with County, State, and National agencies to determine what the best course of action is for each program. Your instructor will be in contact with you directly. Please watch emails if possible.

For students who have a test scheduled please check back for further guidance. If on the day of your scheduled test you see no further guidance please call before reporting for testing.

Practical Nursing Students Attend HOSA Conference

Congratulations to eight of our Daytime Practical Nursing students who all placed on March 7, 2020 at the WV State Leadership Conference held at Marshall University.

A big congratulations also goes to one of their instructors, Coralee Hatcher, for being named WV Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year.
The students placed as follows:

1st place Jessie Radford Human Growth and Development Post-Secondary Individual
1st place Amanda Redden-Lilly Medical Law and Ethics Post-Secondary Individual
1st place Kimberly Meador Pathophysiology Post-Secondary Individual
3rd place Celest Banks Nursing Assisting Post-Secondary Individual
1st place Brooke Griffith, Mika Hatfield, Mercedes Robinson, and Megan Jarvis Creative Problem Solving Post-Secondary Team

We are so proud of each of you!

Surgical Technology TABE Testing Underway

If you are interested in applying to the Surgical Technology program that will begin in August 2020 you can now call and schedule your free TABE 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.

After you complete the TABE test your name will be put on a list for the instructor to complete an interview. Interviews will be scheduled for July 2020. If you want to go ahead and complete a FAFSA for next school year our school code is 015748. If you have any questions call 304-256-4615.

Testing Has Begun for the August 2020 One Year Daytime Practical Nursing Program

If you are interested in the one year daytime Practical Nursing program set to begin in August 2020 the first step will be calling (304) 256-3964 to schedule 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.  The TABE test is a free adult basic skills test.  Free tutoring is available if needed for this test.

Once you complete your TABE test the second step is to register for the TEAS test.  The next TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) Test will be on March 17, 2020. 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.  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.

If you are really interested in this program you also may want to go ahead and fill out a FAFSA for next school year.  Our school code is 015748.  This will allow you to have a head start on getting your financial aid information in order prior to school beginning in the fall.

Programs Currently Registering Students

We 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.

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.

When you come to register 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.


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Academy of Careers and Technology
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