During the three day conference, GSCA members will have the opportunity to attend a variety of lectures and workshops, network and meet with leading industry vendors, like James Madison High School (http://www.jmhs.com/
“The responsibility of today’s high school counselor is more complex than ever,” said Dr. Leslie Gargiulo, Chief Education Officer for James Madison High School. “Funding cutbacks in most school systems has made it challenging for many counselors to give students the attention they deserve. By providing affordable options for high school completion, a regionally accredited program like James Madison’s can easily increase a school’s resources and help students remain motivated, earn better grades and graduate sooner.”
An Advocate for School Counselors
James Madison online high school offers several program options, including general and college prep homeschool programs and high school credit recovery. Earlier this year, James Madison High School became one of the first schools to implement The Common Core State Standards -- well in advance of the 2014 implementation deadline.
A state led initiative; The Common Core State Standards Initiative is intended to standardize the learning expectations of students grades K-12 among the more than 130,000 primary and secondary schools across the United States. The desired outcome is a curriculum that transcends state boundaries and fully aligns with today’s college entrance requirements and work expectations.
“We have had a positive experience working with James Madison,” said Kim H. Wagoner, Dropout Prevention Coordinator, Randolph County Schools. “JMHS has given us an education alternative for our students who do not fit in the traditional high school.”
About The Georgia School Counselors Association
The Georgia School Counselors Association (GSCA) is a private, non-profit association comprised of school counselors, counseling and guidance directors, supervisors, administrators, counselor educators, and other individuals involved in related activities who have an impact on a student's success and well-being at school, work and home.
About James Madison High School
Among the first U.S. high schools to be 100% compliant with Common Core State Standards, 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.
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.