James Madison High School, Ashworth College Announce 2012 ACCESS Scholarship Recipients

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Leading online schools award a total of $25,000 in scholarships – James Madison High School and parent school, Ashworth College, today announced the recipients of two online high school scholarships. The award is part of the online schools’ new ACCESS Scholarship program.

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The ACCESS Scholarship program was developed to honor Gary Keisling’s personal mission of opening the doors of education to the underserved education population of America, we’re excited to be presenting these scholarships

James Madison High School (http://www.jmhs.com/) and parent school, Ashworth College, today announced the recipients of two online high school scholarships. The award is part of the online schools’ new ACCESS Scholarship program.

Vitaliy Sidlinskiy, Ringold, GA, and Chayce Paul Burton, Covington, GA, both received James Madison High School scholarships. These scholarships represent two of the 20 scholarships awarded as part of the 2012 ACCESS Scholarship program.

The scholarship program was launched earlier this year and awards up to $25,000 annually to prospective diploma and degree students who are interested in pursuing their education online in one of Ashworth’s 115+ high school, career and degree programs.

“The ACCESS Scholarship program was developed to honor Gary Keisling’s personal mission of opening the doors of education to the underserved education population of America, we’re excited to be presenting these scholarships,” said Dr. Leslie Gargiulo, Ashworth College’s Vice President of Education. She went on to explain that the program will be repeated in 2013 and application information will be made available on the school’s website in the coming months.

To have been considered for an ACCESS Scholarship, applicants needed to submit an application and an original 250-500 word essay. High school and degree applications were also require past transcripts reflecting a 3.0 GPA or equivalent. This year, the review committee selected 20 finalists to receive diploma and degree scholarships.

About the Gary Keisling ACCESS Scholarship program

Founded in 2011, the Gary Keisling ACCESS Scholarship program offers scholarships with a combined value of up to $25,000.

The Ashworth College Continuing Education for Student Success (ACCESS) Scholarship was founded to honor the legacy of the online school’s late President and CEO, Gary Keisling, whose personal and professional mission was to offer affordable and accessible education to underserved populations who historically have had limited access to educational opportunities or an accredited diploma or degree.

For more than 25 years Keisling was regarded as an industry leader and advocate for continuing education. His influence on distance education will continue to benefit students for many years to come. For more information on the ACCESS Scholarship Program visit http://www.ashworthscholarships.com/.

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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