| By Gale Staff |
Career Online High School is an 18-credit, vocation-based high school completion program offered through public libraries. Unlike a GED, adults can enroll in the program and earn an accredited high school diploma and entry-level career certificates in a high-growth, high-demand career field.
Kent District Library (KDL) is one of 150 libraries across the U.S. that offers this life-changing program. Cuban native Alexander is working hard to earn his high school diploma with a focus on office management through KDL’s Career Online High School. Here is what he has to say about the program:
“I heard about Career Online High School through KDL when a friend shared the information on Facebook. I decided to apply because I wanted to obtain a higher education and hopefully continue on to attend college after I am finished with this stepping stone.
What I like most about the program is that it is really concise and the classes are manageable if you put in the effort. It is a lot to learn in a short period of time, but it is not unattainable. I highly recommend it not only to someone looking to obtain a diploma, but for those who would like to gain knowledge.
We, as parents, have the responsibility to educate our children. I come from a different culture and do not possess all the tools to do so, which is another reason to further my education.”