PRLog - March 28, 2012 - NORCROSS, Ga. -- PEACHTREE CORNERS, Georgia – James Madison High School today announced that it has partnered with Phoenix Job Corps to provide a hybrid online and textbook high school completion program. James Madison, along with its parent company Ashworth College (http://www.ashworthcollege.edu/
JMHS is a leading online school
The Phoenix Job Corps affiliate and its national parent organization assist local youth, ages 16 through 24, to improve their quality of life through vocational and academic training. In combination with hands on career training, participating students complete core classes to fulfill graduation requirements.
“We’re excited to be working with Phoenix Job Corps Center. Together, we’re committed to teaching young people the skills needed to become employable which can include completing their high school education,” said Dr. Leslie Gargiulo, Vice President of Education for both Ashworth College and James Madison High School.
“By helping these students earn a high school diploma, together we will be giving them significant career advantages, compared to not having a diploma or a GED,” she added. Dr. Gargiulo also referencing a recent statistic from the U.S. Census Bureau, stating that high school graduates can earn as much as 30% more than a non-graduate.
James Madison High School is among the first U.S. school to implement the mandatory Common Core State Standards curriculum, a state led initiative intended to level set the learning expectations of students, grades K-12. JMHS graduates are assured that their education transcends state boundaries and fully aligns with today’s college entrance requirements and work expectations.
“Our high school diploma programs have been developed to specifically address the needs of working adults and non-traditional high school students which makes Phoenix Job Corps and James Madison High School a natural fit,” said Dr. Leslie Gargiulo, Vice President of Education for both Ashworth College and James Madison High School.
Ashworth offers an extensive high school curriculum which includes high school correspondence courses and online high school diploma programs in general and college preparatory studies, vocational high school and a broad range of single high school courses.
Ashworth also has contracts with other Job Corps centers, including Montgomery, Bamberg, Carville and Forestry Service Job Corps.
About Phoenix Job Corps
Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives. In addition to career training, Phoenix Job Corps also provides academic training, including basic reading and math. Courses in independent living, employability skills, and social skills are offered in order to help students transition into the workplace.
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About Ashworth College and James Madison High School
Ashworth College, a leading online school, has built a tradition of excellence spanning 25 years, offering students worldwide more than 115 online college degrees, online certificate programs, career training and online high school diploma options that are affordable and fit the busy schedules of working adults. Ashworth also offers military education online as well as specialized programs for corporate partners and homeschoolers.
Headquartered in Peachtree Corners, GA, Ashworth is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. James Madison High School is further accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). For more information, visit http://www.ashworthcollege.edu/