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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


We are excited to ANNOUNCE!
**We are accepting students for our

Meets Monday - Thursday 4pm to 9pm

Class takes 9 Weeks (could take longer due to weather)

This class has a 5-student limit.

Enrollment ends & class begins when 5 students have enrolled.

New Funding for YOU!!!
CARES Act Relief Funds
CRRSAA Act Relief Funds
TABE Testing Info

We are TABE testing for our January 2024 Adult Only Welding and Plumber Technician programs and our February 2024 Phlebotomy Technician program.  TABE testing for our Commercial Driving CDL Class A program is ongoing throughout the school year.

Below is the link to request your TABE exam test date (after you fill this link out you should receive an email within a few days with test information, if you do not check your junk folder as some students say the email went to their junk folder).

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.

2022-23 Governor's Workforce Credential Recipients

The following students were the 2022-23 Raleigh County Career and Technical Governor’s Workforce Credential recipients. Our ceremony was held Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 5:30 pm at our school. These students had to meet the following criteria to qualify fully for this credential:

  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA from 9th-12th grade

  • Earn a minimum of one state-approved industry certification

  • Meet the Governor’s Workforce Credential cut-score on the NOCTI exam for their program

  • Achieve a 95% minimum score on their CTE portfolio

  • Attain a verified school attendance rate of 95% or higher their senior school year

  • Pass a minimum of 2 negative drug screenings (not less than 30 days apart)

Independence High School:

Adriana Buchanan Accounting and Finance, Information Management, Management and Administrative Support

Brian Smith Information Management


Liberty High School:

Emily Garretson Agribusiness Systems, Plant Systems, Natural Resources Management

Kassidi Richardson Agribusiness Systems, Natural Resources Management

Chelsie Williams Agribusiness Systems


Shady Spring High School:

Elijah Lester Principles of Business

Aidan Rosengren Animal Systems

Uriah Stover Pre-Engineering-Project Lead the Way

Shane Williams Pre-Engineering-Project Lead the Way


Woodrow Wilson High School:

Tracie Lilly Information Management

Sean Motley Management and Administrative Support

Brodie Simpson JROTC


Academy of Careers and Technology:

William Elkins Collision Repair Technology

Bryant Hill Electrical Technician

William Keiling Electrical Technician

Scott Kester Electrical Technician

Lyllian Meredith Therapeutic Services

Joshua Monroe Jr Law and Public Safety

Dorothy Paris ProStart Restaurant Management

Jaydon Raynes Diesel Equipment Technology

Aidan Rosengren Welding

Alisa Tiller Medical Assisting

Grayson Waddell Law and Public Safety

Caiden Wallace Pre-Engineering-Project Lead the Way

June 2024 Evening Practical Nursing Program

Candidates for the June 2024 Evening 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 January 8, 2024 for the June 2024 Evening 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.


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 April 8th after successful passage of the TEAS exam.



Math classes are scheduled for the week of April 22nd and applicants will test on April 30th.  Attendance is mandatory for all applicants the following 4 evenings: April 22nd, 23rd, 29th, and 30th.  Class times are 5:00-8:00 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 May 3rd.  Additional costs and requirements will be provided at that time.

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Congratulations Daytime Practical Nursing Graduates

We wanted to congratulate our Daytime Practical Nursing program for a 100% NCLEX pass rate for 3 years straight now. This pass rate is based off the students first attempt at the test. Congratulations to the instructors and students.

Daytime Practical Nursing Competes in International HOSA Competition

We would like to congratulate the following ACT Practical Nursing students that competed at the HOSA International Conference in Dallas, TX the week of June 19th-23rd:

Haley Alderman-2nd place Clinical Nursing

Lauren Mankins and Olivia McMillion-3rd place Healthcare Career Display

Jessica Wood-Top 5 Nursing Assisting

Kaylynn Elkins-Top 10 Medical Math

You represented West Virginia and ACT well and we are proud of you!

Congratulations Mrs. Walton

Robin Walton, our Financial Secretary, was the ACT Service Personnel Employee of the Year.

We are very proud and blessed to have her as a member of our staff.

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National Technical Honor Society Induction

On Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 5:30 pm at the Woodrow Wilson High School Auditorium we inducted over 80 new members into our National Technical Honor Society chapter.

The National Technical Honor Society exists to honor, recognize, and empower students and teachers in Career and Technical Education.

To qualify students had to have a 3.5 GPA, 95% attendance, and teacher recommendation.

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Students Place At
SkillsUSA Competition

Our students competed in the SkillsUSA State Conference in Fairmont, WV on March 24th and 25th. Our Middle School Division all placed . There were 2 Golds, 1 Silver, and 1 Bronze. The High School Division had 2 Golds, 1 Silver, and 2 Bronze. The Adult Division placed 4 Golds, 2 Silver, and 1 Bronze.

Middle School Division:


Job Skill Demonstration A-Hunter McDaniel

Job Skill Demonstration Open-Robert Schmid IV


Prepared Speech-Mason Whitener



Job Skill Demonstration A-Alaina Treadway


High School Division:



Criminal Justice Quiz Bowl-Abigail Hamilton, Braxton Cook, Samuel Mullins, Dayton Atkins, Isabella Miller

Firefighting-Jolene Hazelwood



Restaurant Services-Dorothy Paris


Health Knowledge Bowl-Kaylee McClaugherty, McKinzie Cernuto, Jade Lilly, Raynee Gonzalez

Medical Math-Amber Bartlett


Adult Division:



Construction Tool Identification-Jerry Stover

Criminal Justice-Autumn Riddle

Nail Care-Savannah Riggs

Quiz Bowl-Isaac Sauls, Kaiden Lambert, Jaxon Bennett, Charles Bell, Marcus Lewis, and Jacob DeLung



Plumbing-James Whitlow

Welding Fabrication-Jordan Day, Thomas Kozar, Scott Norman



Diesel Equipment Technology-Zander Hall


A big congratulations to all the students. We also want to thank our advisor Mr. Schmid, our administrators, and our instructors for the hard work to get the students organized and ready for their competitions.

Congratulations Mr. Treadway

Shane Treadway, our Building Maintenance and Operations teacher, was the ACT Teacher of the Year.

Shane was also one of the 6 finalists chosen in Raleigh County.  We are very proud and blessed to have him as a member of our staff.

Commercial Driving Accepting
New Students

The Commercial Driving program begins new classes throughout the year.

Prior to registering students must:

1.  Complete TABE exam (link to register is

2.  Follow enrollment check sheet for your program

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

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




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

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