Free, 45-Minute Webinar

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| By Gale Staff |

Did you know that at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, adults without a high school diploma suffered the highest rate of unemployment (21.2 percent in April 2020)?1 These adults also had the lowest weekly earnings.2

Even during the best economic times, this vulnerable population struggles to achieve success and financial stability. Register for this 45-minute webinar to learn how your library can offer a path to a brighter future by graduating adults through Gale Presents: Excel Adult High School.

Our panelists will share why they chose the program—how it aligns with their library’s mission, outcomes achieved, and how community partnerships can play a role. They will also give insight into day-to-day program operations and reveal how Excel Adult High School has impacted the lives of their students and graduates.

Hear from two libraries that currently offer Excel Adult High School and have graduated students from the program:

  • Gianna Gifford, Chief of Adult Library Services, Boston Public Library
  • DeAun Ivester, Library Director, Elk City Carnegie Library (OK)

Amanda Winchel, national sales director of strategic initiatives from Gale, will discuss program basics, including resources to support student recruitment and tools for program success.

Excel Adult High School is a 100 percent online, accredited diploma program that offers students a flexible, self-paced 21.5-credit curriculum that prepares them for college or the workplace. It can be completed in 24 months or sooner with transfer credits from previous high school(s) and passed portions of the GED®, HiSET®, and TASC exams.

Program features that drive student success:

  • Unlimited one-on-one tutoring sessions and support from success coaches
  • Course translation and read-aloud tools for English language learners
  • 21 free college credits through ACE (American Council on Education) courses

Can’t make the date? No problem! Register now and you will receive an email post-event with the URL to access the on-demand recording at your convenience.

1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment Situation News Release,” news release no. USDL-20-0815, May 8, 2020.
2. Torpey, Elka, “Education Pays, 2020,” Career Outlook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, June 2021.

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