• First Baptist Church (Riley St.) in Roanoke, AL
    2013 RCTS Reunion
  • The 1949 RCTS Building
    The 1949 RCTS Building
  • 1934 -- Fourth and Fifth Grade Classes
    1934
    Fourth and Fifth Grade Classes

The Randolph County Training School Scholarship Foundation

The Randolph County Training School Scholarship Foundation (RCTSSF) is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in the State of Alabama in 2005. Headquartered in Roanoke, AL, the foundation was organized to assist graduates of Randolph County Alabama high schools through scholarships awards. The Board of Directors consists of a Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, and other board members.

History of The Randolph County Training School

The Randolph County Training School was a foundation for the African American community and its children for 51 years. Located on US Highway 431 just outside the city limits of Roanoke, Alabama, it was one of the area’s most important educational institutions. Prime centrally located land for the school was purchased from the Roanoke Guano Company between 1917 and 1918.
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RCTS Celebrates 100 Years

RCTS Celebrates 100 Years

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Reunion (Bulldogs in Florida)

RCTS Reunion (Bulldogs in Florida)

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History (Robert Robinson Taylor) Architect

 Robert Robinson Taylor, the first African-American to graduate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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Artist representation of the 1949 RCTS Main School Building

1949 RCTS Main School Building

The 1919 building was destroyed by fire in February 1943. The new 1949 school building served as the only high school for Blacks in Randolph County Alabama until the late 1950s when another high school for Blacks (Wedowee High School) was built at Wedowee, the county seat

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Ten 2017 RCTS Scholarship Recipients Attended the Bulldog Banquet in GA with Dr. Alvin Thornton, Chairman of the RCTS Scholarship

Ten 2017 RCTS Scholarship Recipients Attended the Bulldog Banquet in LaGrange, GA. Dr. Alvin Thornton, Chairman of the RCTS Scholarship Foundation, congratulated the scholars on their stellar high school achievements.

RCTS Roy graduated from RCTS in 1957 photos

"My father, King George Thornton, drove the school bus that carried Roy Lee Clark and other Rock Mills and Bacon Level children to RCTS. Roy graduated from RCTS in 1957 with my brother Calvin Thornton. Roy is pictured here with his wife, Bonnie, and at a RCTS reunion picnic...

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RCTS Behind These Silent Walls Booklet Cover

Valuable information on RCTS' history is contained in the 2013 RCTS Reunion Commemorative Program available for a donation of $20 (includes postage to U.S. addresses.) To Order the 2013 Reunion Souvenir Program, send check or money order to: RCTS Scholarship Foundation Attn: 2013 Souvenir Program P.O. Box 1411 Roanoke, AL 36274

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Photo of Scholarhip Application

Don't delay; take the first step towards your educational dreams and apply for the 2024 RCTS Scholarship before March closes. It's easy, straightforward, and could bring you closer to a brighter future. Don't miss this opportunity: apply now!
To apply, download the application. Email or mail the application to The Randolph County Training School Scholarship Foundation, Post Office Box 1411, Roanoke, AL 36274. Visit www.rctsfoundation.org or email info@rctsfoundati for more information.

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Benjamin A. Outland, Principal from 55 to 62 spoking at the 2005 RCTS's Class Reunion

At the 2005 RCTS Class Reunion, Dr. Benjamin A. Outland, esteemed Principal from 1955 to 1962, reminisced about the pivotal role of Randolph County Training School in nurturing the African American community of Roanoke, Alabama. This institution, a beacon of education for 51 years, stood proudly on prime land acquired from the Roanoke Guano Company, marking a significant chapter in the area's history.

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