Nearly one in eight adults 25 and older in New Jersey does not have a high school diploma. Career Online High School, a new program sponsored by the New Jersey State Library, aims to change that. Using grants from the state and the Clinton Global Initiative, six libraries—Camden, Elizabeth, Long Branch, Scotch Plains, Somerset County, and Trenton—will make it possible for 125 students to complete high school for free. The program is expected to expand the number of people it serves going forward.
After initial screening, students accepted into the program will be able to do coursework on any computer, including those at the library. Childcare and transportation stipends are also an option.