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Several of our Welding Students from Allen Thornton competed in a Welding Competition at Northwest Shoals Community College recently. Micah Hart won 3rd Place in Flux Core Arc Welding!! Congratulations!!!

Link to Career Fair Pictures

Special Thanks to all our Exhibitors for making this our best annual Career Fair!

US Army Recruiting
Northwest Shoals Community College -- PN and RN Program
Northwest Shoals Community College -- EMT Program
US Marines Recruiting
Northwest Shoals Community College -- Medical Assisting Program
Alabama Army National Guard
UNA Massage & Neuromuscular Therapy Certificate Program
Athens Limestone Hospital
North Alabama Bone and Joint
ESD School, LLC (Welding, CDL)
Alabama Career Center
Northwest Shoals Community College--Building/Construction
Shipping Zone
NACCO Industries, Inc. (Precision Machining, Engineer)
Florence Lauderdale Tourism
UBC-United Brothers of Carpentry Local 1209
UNA Culinary and Hospitality Department
North Alabama Electrical Joint Apprenticeship
Rick's Barbeque
Mayer Electric
Ulta Beauty
Big River Electric
Meraki Academy of Cosmetology
Applied Chemical
Preston Engineering and Construction, LLC
O'Reilly's Auto Parts
Long Lewis Ford
Florence Police Department
Adams Auto Body
Sheet Metal Workers Local 48

Please make plans to attend OPEN HOUSE at Allen Thornton Career Technical Center on Wednesday, March 1st from 4:00-6:00 p.m. We will offer campus tours and information about our programs!!!

All 9th-11th Grade students, parents/guardians, LCSS personnel, and other stakeholders are invited!!!

For More information call the office at 256-757-2101

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Two Allen Thornton Career Technical Education students took home the top two prizes at the Northwest Shoals Ladies Hair cutting Competition.

Alani Brown, a senior from Brooks High School, placed 1st and Rebecca Alexander, also a senior at Brooks High School, placed 2nd. These two are students at Allen Thornton's Program with Beth Wallace as their instructor.

Kandi Cooper's Central High School Cosmetology students also did very well at this competition.

Abby Lawson took home 2nd place in Men's Hair Cutting Competition

Kennedi Dodrill won 3rd place in Men's Haircutting.

Breanna White took 3rd place in Cosmetology

Way to go Lauderdale County Cosmetology Program Students!!!

In Celebration of February being CTE Month ATCTC's FCCLA members will be participating in a "KINDNESS TREE".

Each member is encouraged to do a random act of kindness for someone. When they do, a heart will be added to the Kindness Tree.

Teachers are also encouraged to participate in the random acts of kindness!

Allen Thornton's HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) is doing a Pennies for Patients fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. We have a box in the snack room for students to donate their pennies or change. These donations will go toward research. The office will also take donations if you would like to make a contribution!!!

News From Our Guidance Counselor: Shelley Montgomery

All 9th - 11th grade students and their parents, board members, and community stakeholders are invited to attend ATCTC's Open House on Wednesday, March 1st from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

For questions, please contact Shelley Montgomery @ 256-757-2101 ext 2. We look forward to seeing you!

All seniors in the Lauderdale County School System will have the opportunity to visit Northwest-Shoals Community College on February 28th. During this visit, seniors will tour programs of their choice to learn more about post-secondary degree and certificate options.   


Test Date Regular Deadline
April 8, 2017 March 3, 2017
June 10, 2017 May 5, 2017
September 9, 2017  
October 28, 2107  
December 9, 2017  
February 10, 2018  
April 14, 2018  


ACT w/o writing $39.50
ACT with writing $56.50

Students who receive free/reduced lunch can receive one free fee waiver during their junior year and one during their senior year.