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PHS Receives Jobs for Americas Graduates 5 for 5 Award

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PITTSBURG, KANSAS -

 The Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program at Pittsburg High School has been selected as a 2015 JAG 5 for 5 Award.  This yearly award is presented to schools that have accomplished the following: 

• 90% High School Graduation or GED

• 80% experiencing positive outcome (employment, post secondary education, or military)

• 60% employed in a job in the public or private sector

• 60% employed full time

• 80 % in a full time placement (full time job, full time post secondary education or combination)

Pittsburg High School’s JAG program met or exceeded these goals. 

PHS has been a partner in the JAG program since its inception in Kansas in 2013.  In its first year, the program served 50 students and has continued to serve about 50 students each year.

The Jobs for America’s Graduates – Kansas program was begun and continues to receive major support from a federal grant managed by the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF).  Along with DCF, JAG-K is supported by The Kansas Chamber, the John Deere Foundation and John Deere Coffeyville Works, Archers Daniel Midland (ADM), AT&T, the Kansas National Guard, and Seaboard Foods.  The program partners with 28 Kansas school districts and serves 61 Kansas public schools with 51 JAG Specialists.

PHS will be honored for the achievement at the September 11, 2015 football homecoming game during halftime.

For more information about JAG at PHS, please contact Nidia Lopez, JAG coordinator or Jon Bishop, PHS principal at 620-235-3200.

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