PRLog - June 6, 2012 - NORCROSS, Ga. -- PEACHTREE CORNERS, Georgia – James Madison High School today announced that it has partnered with Shreveport 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/
James Madison High School and Ashworth College - 25 Years of Changing Lives
The Shreveport Job Corps affiliate which is located in Shreveport, LA, 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 Shreveport 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 John Riser, Vice Principal for James Madison High School.
“Helping students earn a high school diploma, JMHS and Shreveport Job Corps Center will be able to create a foundation for significant career advantages and put these graduates further ahead, compared to those not having a diploma or a GED,” he added. Riser 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 Shreveport Job Corps and James Madison High School a natural fit,” said Dr. Leslie Gargiulo, Chief Academic Officer 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 similar contracts with Phoenix, Montgomery, Bamberg, Carville and Forestry Service Job Corps centers.
About Shreveport 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, Shreveport 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.
About Ashworth College and James Madison High School
Celebrating 25 years of Educating Minds and Changing Lives, leading online school Ashworth College has built a tradition of excellence by offering students worldwide an extensive range of 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 offers military education 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. Ashworth is parent to James Madison High School which is accredited regionally by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED and further provides career training and vocational programs in the fields of health, business, technology, education, and skilled trades through sister schools PCDI Canada, New York Institute of Photography and Sheffield School.