JRTI is Now Accepting Applications to Our 17 High School Programs

Dear Prospective JRTI Student, Thank you for your interest in James Rumsey Technical Institute. We are very proud of our 45-year tradition of serving students from Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties and preparing them for future career and educational goals. As...

Join the Celebration!

It is our 50th year and we have several things going on throughout the year to celebrate. Soup and Cider, Sip and Chat Join us on November 15th from 3:00 to 6:00 pm in the side field for fellowship and laughs. Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket. The Soup and Cider,...

Halloween Descends Upon JRTI

JRTI held its annual Halloween Costume Contest on the 31st. Here are the scariest and most creative entries. Scroll down to view galleries from both AM and PM contests. AM WINNERS 1st Place - Patience Shank 2nd Place -  Samantha Jones/Maria Zamora 3rd Place...

Hiking The Trails Of History

On October 25th, 2019, our school ventured to historic Harper’s Ferry. As we traveled down past the river and through downtown, many all-day James Rumsey students hiked Maryland Heights and coursed to Jefferson Rock. There are many attractions that the students...

Massage Therapy classes begin Jan 7th. Enroll today!

The next massage session starts January 7th. Start your enrollment now so you don't miss out. There are 2 sessions each year, January and July. Massage Therapy is a great opportunity to get into the ever-growing health care field. It is also a fantastic home-based...

New Program: Aerospace Engineering

JRTI is adding a new STEM offering to our already impressive list of high school technical programs. Starting in the 2020-2021 school year, you can get a jump on your education in engineering in our hands-on learning environment. If you're thinking about pursuing an...

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Massage Therapy classes begin Jan 7th. Enroll today!

The next massage session starts January 7th. Start your enrollment now so you don't miss out. There are 2 sessions each year, January and July. Massage Therapy is a great opportunity to get into the ever-growing health care field. It is also a fantastic home-based...

Postsecondary Commencement

Congratulations to all of our postsecondary graduates! Commencement was held Friday, June 14th at Spring Mills High School. Click the link below to view the photos. Photo Album on Google Photos

Motorcoach Donated to JRTI

Martinsburg, 12/04/18:   Our school was the recipient of a charter bus graciously donated by Atlantic Coast Charter. Our Truck Driving Program will use the 1996 MCI for performance enhancement and stationary object training. This will allow them to prepare top notch...

Congratulations Jim Blevins! Rotary Scholarship Recipient

Jim Blevins, a student in Rebecca Nelson's HVAC/R program, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the Rotary Club of Martinsburg. The Rotary held a luncheon on Thursday, November 29 at the Holiday Inn on Foxcroft Ave where they presented the scholarship. Participants...

Surgical Technology Tears Things up!

In the surgical technology class, on September 21, 2018, Mrs. Firl and her class started dissections to learn the basic skills of their surgical field. Mr. Bennett came into Mrs. Firl’s class to teach them how to dissect eyeballs. He passed the eyeballs around and...

CPR training course

Steven Harris, Fire Science/EMS instructor at James Rumsey TI, led a CPR training course for several classes on Friday, September 14th. The presentation he gave was resourceful and practical for a handful of reasons. The short course he held gave insight on both how...

HVAC Students Visit USGS Physical Plant

On February 15th, JRTI's HVAC/R students visited the United States Geological Survey facility in Reston, VA. During the tour, they learned about the operation and maintenance of the USGS boiler and chiller mechanical systems. Glenn Martin, recruiter for...

And the Teacher of the Year is . . .

Congratulations to the new Teacher of the Year: ProStart instructor, Chef Stephen Brown Jr. Runners-up this year were Venita Christman, Social Studies, and Jessica Firl, Surgical Technology. The three finalists had each been nominated by students and chosen to be...

Truck Driving Expands Fleet

JRTI's Truck Driving class is growing! With a grant for $15,000 and a big thank you to the West Virginia Community Foundation, our CDL instructors traveled to Roanoke to purchase a shiny 2011 MACK truck. This was done between the grant and a generous match from the...

Mastering the Art of Soup

The Adult Culinary Class, taught by Chef Coble, was preparing for their first soup practical on September 29, 2017.  They created many soups, such as bisques, smoked chicken, vegetable beef. The adult students were making the soups for the teachers at James Rumsey....

Hiking The Trails Of History

On October 25th, 2019, our school ventured to historic Harper’s Ferry. As we traveled down past the river and through downtown, many all-day James Rumsey students hiked Maryland Heights and coursed to Jefferson Rock. There are many attractions that the students...

New Program: Aerospace Engineering

JRTI is adding a new STEM offering to our already impressive list of high school technical programs. Starting in the 2020-2021 school year, you can get a jump on your education in engineering in our hands-on learning environment. If you're thinking about pursuing an...

Coding Achievements!

Xavier's Video Halt! Thyne fellows of thee interwebs for thy kingdom of codex has proclaimed thine need of fellow brethren by presenting thy proclamation of codex.  The Coding, App & Game Design class at JRTI would like to show you the amazing skills you can...

Chasing History at Harper’s Ferry

On October 11th, 2018, James Rumsey Technical Institute all day students took an exciting trip to the small town of Historical Harper’s Ferry. Harper’s Ferry is most known for the raid of John Brown. He was a passionate abolitionist against slavery. He believed...

Crime Scene Simulation at JRTI

The JRTI police force arrived at a scene of a forced entry, which occurred at around 12:15 PM, with officers at the scene within minutes. At this time the perpetrator has not been located, but blood left at the crime scene may point investigators toward the suspect....

CPR training course

Steven Harris, Fire Science/EMS instructor at James Rumsey TI, led a CPR training course for several classes on Friday, September 14th. The presentation he gave was resourceful and practical for a handful of reasons. The short course he held gave insight on both how...

Cake Designing

The ProStart program had to bake, make, and design a cake that satisfied an imaginary customer's needs.  They had to follow certain requirements, but for the rest of the cake they were allowed to have creative freedom with it. Different themes were chosen for the...

VEX Robotics

  The VEX robotics teams of James Ramsey went to three competitions this year, and slowly built up to the third competition, which was the state championship at the Falcon Center on March 3rd. The three teams, The Highlanders, The Titanium Barons, and The...

And the Teacher of the Year is . . .

Congratulations to the new Teacher of the Year: ProStart instructor, Chef Stephen Brown Jr. Runners-up this year were Venita Christman, Social Studies, and Jessica Firl, Surgical Technology. The three finalists had each been nominated by students and chosen to be...

Making a Thanksgiving meal

The ProStart class is making a Thanksgiving dinner for all the students and all the teachers.