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NORCROSS, GA. - James Madison High School, the No. 1 best high school online for 2018 according to Best College Reviews and part of the Ashworth College family of online schools, announces Career Pathways, a brand new online high school diploma program aimed at affordable workforce preparation.
“Career Pathways is open to any student who can benefit from job skills training during high school,” said Principal Megan Bowen. “We’ve focused on popular trade, allied healthcare, and small business concepts for our first 10 pathway certificates. There’s something for everyone who wants to enter one of these high-demand fields after high school.”
The program takes the school’s typical 23-credit-hour general high school diploma program and sharpens its focus by exchanging two general electives for career-focused courses. JMHS students are able to explore their choice of 10 specialized career paths without additional semesters, credit hours, or study time. Upon graduation, students receive an accredited general high school diploma and a Career Pathways certificate to signify successful completion of a vocational study area.
“This is a fantastic new program for career-focused high school students,” said Chief Academic Officer Christine Jax. “Teen and adult students alike will gain valuable job skills that they can use to help prepare for careers after graduation. Not everyone wants or needs to continue to post-secondary school, and we are proud to offer a truly affordable and flexible path for their career development.”
Career Pathways programs are available for carpentry, child care, electrical, event planning, medical billing & coding, medical office assisting, pharmacy assisting, plumbing, sterile processing, and veterinary assisting. Graduates of the veterinary assisting Career Pathways program will be eligible to transfer six credit hours into the Ashworth College veterinary assisting career diploma program to expedite further career training in this high-demand field.
James Madison High School is a regionally-accredited online institution that provides flexible and affordable high school education to students around the world. Areas of education include College Prep Diploma, General Diploma, and Career Pathways programs, NCAA-eligible courses, and single courses. Additionally, through a partnership with the Georgia Student Finance Commission, all JMHS students are eligible for Dual Enrollment, a fully-funded program of college-level courses through which they can earn high school and college credits simultaneously. For more information, visit www.jmhs.com.
JMHS is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) and by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
The Ashworth College family of online schools includes Ashworth College, PCDI Canada, and James Madison High School. All three post-secondary schools are nationally-accredited online institutions that provide flexible and affordable education through more than 125 career-focused programs in the high-demand fields of healthcare, technology, business, creative services, education, legal studies, and trades while James Madison High School is a regionally-accredited secondary school that provides college prep and general education diploma programs to students of all ages. Since its founding 30 years ago, about 350,000 students have graduated from Ashworth College or its subsidiaries with diplomas, professional certificates, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. For more information, visit www.ashworthcollege.edu/why-ashworth/our-online-schools/.
Ashworth College, and PCDI Canada are accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). James Madison High School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) and by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).