| By Sydney Fairman |
On Saturday, Jan. 26, Grand County Library District celebrated the graduation of five students from the Career Online High School program. Made possible through a grant, the program is offered to Grand County Library District cardholders age 19 and over who have not received their high school diploma or GED.
Career Online High School is a nationally accredited program that 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.
Read below for the graduates’ closing remarks on Career Online High School:
“It was hard to go back and make this commitment, but it is a wonderful program… I can now decide what I want do with my future.”
– Marilyn Glass, young mother who was first to complete the Career Online High School program
“I would like to start off by saying this program has been a blessing to me. I’m a young mom of two beautiful little girls, and being a young mom, people tend to judge your ability to achieve anything. Age shouldn’t be a factor on what you can achieve… I wanted to show my girls that no matter how old you are, how long it takes you, that you can achieve anything… My next steps are to be able to go to college, have a good career and be able to provide for them, and show them you can really do anything you set your mind to.”
– Alex Geist, young mother and Career Online High School graduate
“I wanted to better myself and show all my kids if I can do this – you can do this.”
– Jennifer Miller, parent of teenagers, a grandparent, cancer survivor and Career Online High School graduate
“I never kept it (ownership of her learning) before, and now I have kept it and can talk about it. It is just awesome.”
– Kayla Wilson, Career Online High School graduate