Elmhurst JAG recognized nationally - July 31, 2008

Record Number: 4244
Displayed from: Jul 31, 2008 , until: Aug 31, 2008

Elmhurst High School's JAG (Jobs for America's Graduates) program has been recognized for being one of the top-performing JAG programs in the country. JAG is offered at four of Fort Wayne Community Schools' high schools. The program is a school-to-career program aimed at keeping young people in school through graduation and providing work-based learning experiences that will lead to a rewarding career. The program is offered at the schools through a partnership with WorkOne of Northeast Indiana. The Elmhurst program, led by Kristine Etter, received a 5 of 5 Award, which is given to JAG programs that are making sure JAG students are finding success after leaving the program. Elmhurst exceeded the required success rates in every category. Category % required for award % at Elmhurst Graduation rate 90 100 Total civilian job placements and military service 60 65 Total positive outcomes 80 94 Total in full-time positions 80 82 Total in part-time positions 60 73 Kathleen Randolph, President and CEO of WorkOne of Northeast Indiana, was recognized as a High Performer for outstanding program development and stake holder. JAG-Indiana was recognized as a Top State Organization.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.