Joined by family, friends and school and Job Corps administration, graduates were recognized individually as they crossed the stage to receive their diplomas. The ceremony was officiated by Mr. Frank Coiro, Center Director.
During the ceremony, Curtis Jones, Graysville, AL, was awarded a scholarship to Ashworth College (http://www.ashworthcollege.edu), James Madison High School’s parent school, so that he can continue his education by earning an online associate degree.
“We’re proud of the accomplishments of all of our graduates,” said Ms. Glenco Howard, Montgomery Job Corps High School Diploma Instructor. “Curtis came to the Montgomery Job Corps Center to pursue a high school diploma and to receive electrician training in order to work in the skilled trades. He graduated with a 3.0 GPA.”
The Alabama Montgomery 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 completed core classes to fulfill their graduation requirements.
James Madison High School has partnered with Job Corps since January 2010 as a preferred provider of high school curricula for the program. Both JMHS and Ashworth College are leaders in distance education, offering a wide range of flexible career-focused diploma and degree programs.
“The James Madison High School diploma programs have been developed to specifically address the needs of working adults and non-traditional high school students, making us a natural fit for the Alabama Montgomery Job Corps program,” said Dr. Leslie Gargiulo, Chief Education Officer for James Madison High School.
“We’re excited to be working with the Montgomery Job Corps Center and to be a part of this special event,” she added. “By helping these students earn a high school diploma, together we’re giving them significant career advantages, compared to not having a diploma or a GED.”
About 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 through career technical and academic training. For eligible youth at least 16 years of age, Job Corps provides all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life.
About James Madison High School
James Madison High School is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED and 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. JMHS offers online general and college prep curriculum that is compliant with Common Core Standards as well as high school completion, homeschool and single course options.
Headquartered in Peachtree Corners, GA, James Madison High School, along with parent school Ashworth College, is celebrating 25 years of Educating Minds and Changing Lives. Together, these leading online schools have 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 traditional high school students and working adults.