| By Sydney Fairman |
It’s never too late to get your high school diploma. On Nov. 2, 2018, Citrus County Libraries graduated students from the Career Online High School program.
Career Online High School, a nationally accredited program, allows adults the opportunity to earn a high school diploma while gaining career skills. The program ensures student success through a flexible online platform, academic coaches, career guidance, and much more. Citrus County Libraries began offering the program to its patrons in 2016. So far, the program has seen graduates from 19 to 63 years old.
Graduates complete the program anywhere from four months to 18 months. Additionally, Citrus County Libraries offers limited scholarships for students who qualify that also want to advance their career opportunities while preparing to enter the workforce.
“This program works in ways that the GED can’t. It offers each participant not just an accredited high school diploma, but also a chance to begin a career and to change their world. The Career Online High School program works with adults’ busy schedules and thanks to scholarships, it works with their budgets.”
– April Frazier, Literacy Service Librarian
“Public libraries have been adjusting to the needs of their communities for decades. That is part of what makes them such an anchor institution. Education and lifelong learning is another great example. We have continued to evolve, not only with technology, but ensuring the ones that need it most have access to the resources and help they are seeking.”
– Eric Head, Director of Citrus County Libraries
To learn more about offering this life-changing program to your community, visit gale.com/diploma.