The Global Institute of Lansing and James Madison High School Deliver Accredited High School Diploma Curricula to Area Refugees
Feb 09, 2011, 06:00 ET
Distance learning leader provides education essential to career success
NORCROSS, Ga., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- James Madison High School today announced that it has been named the preferred provider of high school http://www.ashworthcollege.edu/programs/high-school/ curricula to The Global Institute of Lansing, a St. Vincent Catholic Charity (STVCC) which specializes in programs refugees who have relocated to Lansing, MI.
The Global Institute of Lansing and its parent organization, St. Vincent Catholic Charity (STVCC), help displaced adults improve their quality of life through vocational assistance, academic training and more. Participating students complete core classes to fulfill graduation requirements.
James Madison High School, a leader in distance education, was chosen because it offers a wide range of flexible and affordable accredited career-focused diploma and degree programs tailored to the needs of non-traditional adult students.
"Our high school diploma programs have been developed to specifically address the needs of working adults and non-traditional high school students, making JMHS a natural fit," said Dr. Leslie Gargiulo, Vice President of Education for James Madison High School and Ashworth College. Ashworth College, a leader in distance learning, is the parent company of James Madison.
"We're excited to be working with The Global Institute of Lansing. We’re both committed to teaching adults the skills needed to become employable which can include completing their high school education," Dr. Gargiulo added. "By helping these students earn a high school diploma, together we will be giving them significant career advantages, compared to not having a diploma or a GED."
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, high school graduates can earn as much as 23% more per year compared to someone who did not receive their high school diploma.
Ashworth offers an extensive high school curriculum which includes high school correspondence courses and high school online diploma programs in general and college preparatory studies, vocational high school and a broad range of single high school courses.
About Ashworth College and James Madison High School
As a leader in online education, Ashworth College has built a tradition of excellence spanning 25 years, offering students worldwide more than 115 online college degrees, online career certificates, online career training and high school online diplomas that are affordable and fit the busy schedules of working adults. Ashworth also offers military education online as well as specialized programs for corporate partners and homeschoolers.
Headquartered in Norcross, 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. James Madison High School is further accredited regionally by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). SACS CASI is an accreditation division of AdvancED.
For more information about Ashworth College and James Madison High School, please visit hhtp://ashworthcollege.edu.
About The Global Institute of Lansing
The Global Institute of Lansing and The STVCC Refugee Services program officially opened in the 1970's. Since the program's inception, services have expanded over the years to include employment, education, outreach and health services in addition to resettlement. To date, more than 15,000 refugees have been resettled to Lansing and the Institute offers the only resettlement program for adult individuals and families in the area.
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