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Foristell Resident, Brytni Cutler, Recognized As an Outstanding Online Student
The DETC acknowledges graduates each year who successfully completed a distance education program.
The DETC annually recognizes graduates who have excelled as distance education students. This year, students from 35 online schools were acknowledged for their accomplishments at the DETC 87th Annual Conference held April 14-16, 2013 in San Francisco, CA.
“I recommend Ashworth College because of its diversity of reasonably priced programs that work with any schedule,” said three-time Ashworth graduate Brytni Cutler. “Thank you Ashworth for your availability and support!”
Between her responsibilities milking cows, canning food, gardening and tutoring her younger siblings, Cutler found time to earn three career diplomas from Ashworth College – Gourmet Cooking and Catering, Floral Design and Bridal Consulting.
The second oldest of seven siblings, Cutler grew up on a farm where she was homeschooled from grades three through twelve. She decided to then continue her education with Ashworth where she knew the flexibility would coincide with her everyday life.
“Brytni is a great example of how an online education can easily be incorporated with everyday responsibilities,”
Besides Cutler’s daily responsibilities, she finds time to enjoy working on a variety of handwork projects, writing blog articles and “doing things quickly and efficiently at my own VERY fast pace.”
Delivering on a Promise
When a concept challenges the norm, it can be greeted with skepticism. In the case of distance education, accountability and outcomes is a frequent topic of discussion among those interested in furthering their education.
Most often coming into question is whether or not higher education delivers on its promises, can more education be worth the extra effort and added expense, and how is online education the “best of all worlds.”
“The Outstanding DETC Graduate of the Year program is living testimony of why the answer is a resounding “yes” to those who ask these questions,” said Michael P. Lambert, DETC Executive Director.
In addition to online schools like as Ashworth offering accredited online diploma, certificate or degree programs for up to 50% less than traditional brick and mortar institutions, DETC proudly points out the achievements of the Graduate of the Year nominees who represents the thousands of Ashworth Graduates already having changed their lives for the better by persisting and getting advanced education.
“To those who question the value of going to college online or continuing one’s education beyond secondary school, we maintain that there are few better investments one can make than investing in a quality education,” Lambert added.
The DETC is a voluntary, non-governmental, educational organization that operates a nationally recognized accrediting association, the DETC Accrediting Commission. Since its inception, DETC has worked to promote sound educational standards and ethical business practices within the distance education. The U.S. Department of Education supports DETC as the "nationally recognized accrediting agency" under terms of Public Law.
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/