Montgomery Job Corps, James Madison High School Graduates 54 High School Seniors During Winter Commencement Ceremony

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Montgomery Job Corps, along with partner James Madison High School, honored 54 high school graduates during its winter commencement. The ceremony was held at the Montgomery Job Corps Center in Montgomery, AL on Friday, January 27, 2012.

"By helping students earn a high school diploma, we’re giving them significant career advantages, compared to not having a diploma or a GED.”

Montgomery Job Corps, along with partner school James Madison High School (http://www.JMHS.com/), honored 54 high school graduates during its winter commencement. The ceremony was held at the Montgomery Job Corps Center in Montgomery, AL on Friday, January 27, 2012.

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, Swaniqua Jackson of Mobile, AL was awarded a scholarship to Ashworth College (http://www.ashworthcollege.edu), James Madison High School’s parent company, so that they can continue their education by earning Associate Degrees.

“We’re proud of the accomplishments of all of our graduates. We’re also very excited that Swaniqua was selected to receive a scholarship,” said Ms. Glenco Howard, Montgomery Job Corps High School Diploma Instructor. “She came to the Montgomery Job Corps Center to pursue her high school diploma and to receive career training in order to work as a clinical medical assistant. Her final GPA was 3.17.”

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 the provider of high school curricula for the program. Both JMHS and Ashworth College are leaders in accredited online education programs, offering a wide range of flexible career-focused diploma and degree programs.

“Montgomery Job Corps is an important partnership for Ashworth,” said Dr. Leslie Gargiulo, Vice President of Education for both Ashworth College and James Madison High School. “It’s an honor to be able to take part in this special event.”

“Because our high school diploma programs have been developed to specifically address the needs of working adults and non-traditional high school students, we’re a natural fit for the Alabama Montgomery Job Corps program,” 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

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. JMHS offers online general and college prep, 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.

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