Florida Public Libraries Celebrate a Milestone

Huge congratulations goes out to Flordia Public Libraries for graduating over 300 adults from Career Online High School. In 2015, Florida public libraries launched the program, providing Florida residents the opportunity to earn a free, accredited high school diploma. By early 2017, 28 libraries were offering the program and now more than 300 adults have graduated, with ceremonies … Read more

Career Online High School Offered at 11 Public Library Systems across Florida, Bringing Hope to Adults without a High School Diploma

Posted Jan 3, 2016

 By Kristina Massari

 A pilot program to offer accredited private high school diplomas and career certificates is now available online at 11 public library systems across Florida. The Career Online High School project is brought to residents in selected communities by the State of Florida and is administered by Smart Horizons Career Online Education through a partnership with Gale, a part of Cengage Learning. According to the United States Census Bureau, more than 1.2 million working residents of Florida aged 25 to 44 years of age, or 12.1% of the state’s working-age population, lack high school diplomas.

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