Montgomery Job Corps, James Madison High School Graduate Honored with an Ashworth College Scholarship to Pursue an Online Associate Degree

Peachtree Corners, GA (PRWEB) August 29, 2012

James Madison High School graduate Curtis Jones, Graysville, AL, is the recipient of an full-ride Ashworth College ( scholarship which will allow him to pursue an associate degree online.

The scholarship was announced during the Montgomery Job Corps/James Madison High School summer graduation ceremony held at the Montgomery Job Corps Center in Montgomery, AL on Friday, August 24, 2012. James Madison High School is an official partner of Montgomery Job Corps and a division of Ashworth College.

“We’re very excited that Curtis was selected to receive the scholarship,” said Ms. Glenco Howard, Montgomery Job Corps High School Diploma Instructor. “He initially came to Montgomery Job Corps to pursue his high school diploma and receive career training to work as an electrician. Today he’s graduating with a 3.0 GPA and has the opportunity to earn an online associate degreewith Ashworth College.”

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 distance education, offering a wide range of flexible career-focused diploma and degree programs.

“The James Madison High School curriculum specifically addresses the needs of working adults and non-traditional high school students and Curtis is a testament to the success of this program,” said Dr. Leslie Gargiulo, Chief Education Officer for James Madison High School. “We’re excited that he will be continuing on with Ashworth College.”

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 Ashworth College and James Madison High School

Celebrating 25 years of Educating Minds and Changing Lives, leading online school Ashworth College has 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 working adults. Ashworth offers military education 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. Ashworth is parent to James Madison High School which is accredited regionally by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED and further provides career training and vocational programs in the fields of health, business, technology, education, and skilled trades through sister schools PCDI Canada, New York Institute of Photography and Sheffield School.