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James Madison High School Partners with eCore College Credit Program

on Thursday, 13 July 2017.

NORCROSS, Ga. – James Madison High School has partnered with the eCore College Credit Program to help its students earn college credit through dual enrollment.

eCore, a collaborative program with the University System of Georgia (USG), was established with the goal to make higher education more accessible within the state of Georgia. The eCore program offers students the opportunity to complete undergraduate general educational requirements online via colleges and universities within the USG. Through the eCore dual enrollment program, JMHS high school students in 10th through 12th grades can take college courses and earn college and high school credits simultaneously, gaining valuable college credit before they finish high school.

“We’re excited to partner with eCore to help our students continue their education beyond JMHS,” said Megan Bowen, principal of James Madison High School. “Dual enrollment can help high school students transition more easily to college-level coursework.”

The eCore program was designed specifically for traditional high school students in Georgia, but since JMHS is an online school with students all across the nation, the partnership is no longer limited. Though Georgia-based students can have their eCore tuition costs covered by the Dual Enrollment funding program, out-of-state students can participate for just $159 per credit hour.

eCore courses are developed and maintained by dedicated instructional design professionals and distinguished faculty members. The classes are delivered entirely online via USG colleges and universities, ensuring their quality. eCore’s classes include textbooks, online tutoring and the convenience and flexibility JMHS students already enjoy through learning online. Courses are available in full 16-week sessions as well as accelerated eight-week sessions in fall, spring and summer, and students can earn up to 15 credit hours per semester.

According to Bowen, students can begin earning college credit as soon as they are ready.

“The earlier a student gets started in the program, the more college credits they can graduate from JMHS with,” she said. “This can help them graduate sooner and save money on their college tuition.”

To enroll in the program, JMHS students should visit An official high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores will be required.

About eCore

eCore is a program of the University System of Georgia (USG), in which affiliate institutions collaborate to offer general education courses to their students in an online setting. eCore courses are taught fully online in both 16-week and 8-week formats. Course credits earned through eCore are awarded by the student’s affiliate home institution and are transferable within the USG as well as to other nationally accredited institutions. For more information, visit

About James Madison High School

James Madison High School is built for the real world. At JMHS, we believe the benefits of online learning can be life changing and should be accessible to all.

James Madison High School is nationally accredited by Cognia and the Distance Education Accrediting Commission.

Together with our parent school, Ashworth College, we have 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 traditional high school students and working adults.