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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 Cosmetology Program

TABE testing will begin May 1, 2024 for our August 2024 Cosmetology 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

The first step in the enrollment process is to request a free TABE exam:

After you fill out the TABE link you should receive an email with test information. If you do not receive an email within a few days check your junk folder. Many students say this email goes to their junk folder for some reason.

To learn more about this program visit and find the enrollment check sheet that outlines the steps to enroll.

Interviews will be held the week of June 3, 2024 so candidates will need to test in May 2024 to be eligible to apply.

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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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!

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!

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.



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

Governor's Workforce Credential Recipients Honored

The following students were the 2023-24 Raleigh County Career and Technical Governor’s Workforce Credential recipients. Our ceremony was held Thursday, May 16, 2024 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 the 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:

Ashton Dawson-Management and Administrative Support and Information Management

Ethan Lester-Accounting and Finance

Shady Spring High School:

Reagan Bennett Pre-Engineering

Abigail Okes-Plant Systems

Cooper Poe-Principles of Business, Administrative Services, Management & Administrative Support

Woodrow Wilson High School:

Andrew Gwinn-Accounting and Finance

Robert Shirey-Accounting and Finance

Hailey Blake-JROTC

Academy of Careers and Technology:

Ethan Peraldo Carpentry

Hope Bryant Dental Assisting

Lacie Turner Dental Assisting

Kylee Barnes Electrical Technician

Zachery Wilson Electrical Technician

James Tully HVAC Technician

Olivia Hazelwood Medical Assisting

Kaylee Hendrick Medical Assisting

ACT Service Personnel of the Year Honored

Steve Simmerman was honored at the Raleigh County Service Personnel of the Year Banquet held on April 18, 2024.  Mr. Simmerman was also a Raleigh County finalist.

Mr. Simmerman takes excellent care of our building and our staff. We are very blessed to have him on our ACT team!


ACT Teacher of the Year Honored

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

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

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

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