James Madison High School (JMHS) is a for-profit distance education private high school headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, United States. It provides the curriculum needed for students to complete one to four years of high school coursework online for a general or college prep high school diploma.
The parent company of JMHS, Professional Career Development Institute (PCDI), was founded in 1987.
Through the Move On When Ready (MOWR) program, in conjunction with University System of Georgia's e Core program, Georgia JMHS students in 10th through 12th grade can take college courses and earn college and high school credits simultaneously.
Diploma programs are non-synchronous; they can be started at any time.
To be eligible for the college preparatory program track, a student's incoming GPA must be a minimum of 2.00 on a 4.00-point scale, or an overall C grade.
If the transcript arrives after starting a program and the student is not eligible based on the overall GPA, then the student will be switched to the general program track.
Students connect with their teachers and fellow students in an online student portal.
Students who were educated at home, in an environment other than a public/private school, or from a non-accredited school, can enroll upon an acceptable submission of a complete portfolio of their work and proper documentation.
There is no minimum age requirement to take a single course.
The school serves five different types of students: Students can transfer up to 75% of total program credits from other high schools.
The school was established in 1996 to aid students who need an alternative approach to a high school education.
In 2007, all schools under PCDI merged under the Ashworth College umbrella and the name was changed to Ashworth High School.