| Originally posted on The Herald News |
On Aug. 6, Fountaindale Public Library District celebrated its second Career Online High School graduates in a ceremony featuring state Reps John Connor, D-Romeoville, and Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, as well as other community leaders and distinguished guests. These nine graduates are the second class of students to receive their high school diploma through Fountaindale Library.
Career Online High School, in partnership with Gale, a Cengage Company, is an accredited online high school diploma and career certification program. In 2014, Fountaindale became the third public library in the country—and first in Illinois—to offer this vital initiative through grant funding from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and The Clinton Global Initiative.
This funding allowed Fountaindale the opportunity to award scholarships to prospective students and made the dream of receiving a high school diploma without financial burden a reality. Thanks to a partnership with Reaching Across Illinois Library System, another 11 more Illinois libraries now offer Career Online High School in their districts.
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