Ashworth College an internationally recognized online education company, has announced that its high school division, Ashworth High School, will return to its former moniker James Madison High School, effective January 2011. This announcement coincides with the 15th anniversary of the original James Madison High School brand.
Gary Keisling, Ashworth College Chairman and CEO, commented on the name change: “The initial decision to become Ashworth High School back in 2007 was to begin unifying our schools under the Ashworth umbrella. While Ashworth High School has been successful for us, one of the reasons for the change rests with our students who have indicated a strong connection with the James Madison name, which in itself, is a name that is steeped in tradition.”
Keisling went on to emphasize that the change was in name only and that existing students could continue to depend on the school’s prestigious SACS CASI regional accreditation and national DETC accreditation and its quality curriculum during this transition and into the future.
In the coming months, the company will continue to focus its growth efforts on maximizing the strong reputation they have built for providing students with a superior educational experience and, through technology, engaging its students in an increased sense of community. James Madison students will play a prominent role in the school’s online student community as well as various social sites (Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Twitter, etc.) where students have the opportunity to directly interact with instructors and peers.
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.