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Recently, the Long Beach Public Library hosted its ceremony for their second graduating class of Career Online High School at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library. Through hard work and serious commitment to the program, 15 students earned their high school diploma and gathered today with family and friends to celebrate this momentous achievement.
Libraries are for learning, which is why it is important for us to offer a program like Career Online High School. It is so rewarding for us to be able to celebrate the achievements of our students.
—said Glenda Williams, Director of Library Services
The Long Beach Public Library launched its Career Online High School program for residents of Long Beach in March 2016. Since then, 28 students have earned their high school diploma.
Classes are supported by board-certified instructors and students have 24/7 access to the online learning platform. In addition to earning a diploma, coursework also focuses on eight high-growth, high-demand career fields, including child care and education, food and hospitality, and office management.