“We're committed to helping the Alabama Montgomery Job Corps give students the chance to earn a high school diploma. This will give them significant career advantages, compared to not having a diploma or a GED.”
Peachtree Corners, Georgia (PRWEB) January 31, 2012
Mobile, AL resident Swaniqua Jackson is the recipient of a college scholarship to Ashworth College (http://www.ashworthcollege.edu). The announcement was made during the Montgomery Job Corps/James Madison High School winter graduation ceremony this past weekend.
The scholarship will allow the new James Madison High School graduate the opportunity to pursue an online Associate Degree in Health Care Management. James Madison High School is an official partner of Montgomery Job Corps and a division of Ashworth College.
“We’re very excited that Swaniqua was selected to receive the scholarship,” said Ms. Glenco Howard, Montgomery Job Corps High School Diploma Instructor. “She initially came to Montgomery Job Corps to pursue her high school diploma and receive career training to work as a clinical medical assistant. She’s graduating with a 3.15 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 online education programs, offering a wide range of flexible career-focused diploma and degree programs.
“It’s an honor to be able to take part in this special event and to welcome Swaniqua to Ashworth College,” said Dr. Leslie Gargiulo, Vice President of Education for both Ashworth College and James Madison High School. “We're committed to helping the Alabama Montgomery Job Corps give students the chance to earn a high school diploma. This will give 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.