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Located at 390 Stanaford Rd. Beckley, WV

Office Hours:    Monday-Thursday 7 am to 8 pm

                       Friday 7 am to 2:30 pm


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August 2024 Daytime Practical Nursing Program

ACT has funding available to allow WV residents to obtain a new career for FREE.  When you start class between May 1, 2024 and April 30, 2025. This includes tuition, fees and books. This funding is available to all WV residents who complete their *FAFSA and the HEAPS application.

*as required to cover the entire length of your program

We are enrolling now for Daytime Practical Nursing.

Do not miss this amazing FREE opportunity to start your new high demand career and have ZERO debt.

We are beginning testing for our August 2024 Daytime Practical Nursing Program.

Candidates for the August 2024 Daytime Practical Nursing Program will be chosen from the list of applicants who successfully complete (1) TEAS entrance exam (2) Interview (3) Math classes and test.


TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) Testing at ACT will be held on April 15, 2024 for the August 2024 Daytime Practical Nursing Program. Applicants must register at ACT’s office before testing. A $75.00 test fee payable in cash or check only is due at the time of registration. Please bring the correct change as the office does not keep change.

Students who complete 20 hours or more of the Free TEAS prep class will be reimbursed the TEAS test fee upon starting the first day of class. To sign up for the free TEAS prep class please contact Denise Ballard at or 304-256-4615 ext. 363.

Please visit to set up an account prior to testing and for more information regarding the TEAS exam. Applicants must be at the test site no later than 2:45 pm and bring a photo ID. Testing will begin promptly at 3:00 pm Candidates must score a minimum of a 54% to move on to the interview.


Interviews will be held the week of May 20th, after successful passage of the TEAS exam.


Math classes are scheduled and attendance is mandatory for all applicants the following 4 evenings: June 3rd, 4th, 10th, and 11th. Class times are from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm. Applicants are required to complete an additional 12 hours of online or in-person training. 80% is required on the Math test to be admitted into the program.


After students are accepted into the Practical Nursing Program, they must attend Mandatory Orientation on July 19th from 8am-3pm.

Practical Nursing Students Place at WV HOSA State Conference

The WV HOSA State Conference Awards were held March 16, 2024 at Marshall University. Congratulations to the following winners from our Practical Nursing Daytime and Evening programs.

Tabetha Walker 1st place Medical Reading Post-Secondary Individual

Allison Gunnoe 1st place Pharmacology Post-Secondary Individual

Joni Watson and Cassandra McCoy 1st place CPR/First Aid Post-Secondary Team

Kayla Thorne, Hannah Schmidt, and Kelsey Lowe 1st place Mental Health Promotion Post-Secondary Team

Samantha Smith 2nd place Human Growth and Development Post-Secondary Individual

Rebecca Hart 2nd place Medical Law and Ethics Post-Secondary Individual

Kaylee McClaugherty 2nd place Medical Terminology Post-Secondary Individual

Aubrey Webber 2nd place Nutrition Post-Secondary Individual

Zhanaya Thomas 2nd place Pathophysiology Post-Secondary Individual

Amber Bartlett 3rd place Medical Math Post-Secondary Individual

We are so proud of each of you all!



The Raleigh County Board of Education does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its educational programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:

Eric Dillon

Director of Pupil Services Title IX and Title II Officer

105 Adair Street Beckley, WV 25801

Telephone: (304) 256-4500 extension 3329

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

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

ACT Teacher of the Year Honored

Lauren Adkins was honored at the Raleigh County Teacher of the Year Banquet held on April 11, 2024.

Lauren is our Computer Aided Drafting and Design and Pre-Engineering instructor.  We are very blessed to have her on our staff.

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National Technical Honor Society Induction Held

ACT held the annual induction of 90 new members on April 9, 2024 at 5:30 pm.  The ceremony has held at Faith Community Church.

The criteria to be a member was a 3.5 GPA, no more than 5 absences a semester, and a recommendation from their CTE instructor.

We are very proud of all these students!

ACT Students Participate and Place at SkillsUSA WV State Competition

The Academy of Careers and Technology had 123 students compete in the 2024 SkillsUSA WV competition at Fairmont University on March 22-23.

Below is a list of students who placed in the top three in their competition:

Baking and Pastry Arts Post Secondary

Gold-Ariel Miller

Job Skills Demonstration Open Middle School

Gold-Robert Schmid IV

Job Skills Demonstration Open Post Secondary

Gold-James Whitlow

Medical Assisting High School

Gold-Madison Martin

Pin Design Middle School

Gold-Hunter McDaniel

Esthetics Post High School

Gold-Cammi Bailey - Model Emily Dempsey

Plumbing Post Secondary

Gold-Dallas Meadows

Heating Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Post Secondary

Gold Isaac Rinehart

Medical Terminology High School

Silver-Abigail Boothe

First Aid/CPR High School

Silver-Alexxus Parson

Job Skill Demonstration A Middle School

Silver-Breanna Morris

Cosmetology Post Secondary

Silver-Emilee McFall

Architectural Drafting High School

Silver-Malachi Bowen

Opening and Closing Ceremonies Middle School

Silver-Vivian Webb, Rya Howell, Emily Snyder, Alexa Solis, Adriana Sawyers, Ke'moni Warner

Health Knowledge Bowl High School

Silver-Raynee Gonzalez, Kaylee Hendrick, Olivia Hazelwood, Emma Massey

Welding Fabrication Post Secondary

Silver-Logan Brown, Travis Morton, Judah Radcliffe

Medical Assisting High School

Bronze-Alexis Jones

Job Skill Demonstration A Middle School

Bronze-Bayleigh Perdue

Dental Assisting High School

Bronze-Lacie Turner

Criminal Justice Tactical Response High School

Bronze-Bradyn Cox, Shaelyn Kade, Elisha Kinzel, Taylor Lively

Collaborative Partner of the Year

We wanted to congratulate our Commercial Driving CDL Class A instructor, Carmen McGuire, who was awarded the WV Adult Education Collaborative Partner of the Year award.

Next Cosmetology Program Start Date Announced

Our next Cosmetology start date will be in August 2024.

TABE testing for this program will begin after July 1, 2024.

Commercial Driving Accepting
New Students

The Commercial Driving program begins new classes throughout the year.  We have two class options a daytime and an evening program now.

Prior to registering students must:

Follow enrollment check sheet for your program

If you have any further questions call the school at 304-256-4615

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