| Originally published on Sacramento Public Library |
Career Online High School is an 18-credit vocation-based high school completion program that allows libraries to offer accredited high school diplomas and entry-level career certificates to adult learners. This innovative program is available at more than 100 public libraries, including the Sacramento Public Library.
Since offering the program in 2015, the Sacramento Public Library has graduated two classes of over 10 students each—with more on the way. Here is one graduate’s story:
“I moved to California when I was 14 years old with my 3-month-old daughter to live with my aunt. I was eventually put out and lived with another minor who was pregnant. I was very overwhelmed at the time.
I tried to get my GED but didn’t like it. It wasn’t informative or thought-provoking. I felt like they taught you just enough to pass the test.
I found the Library’s Career Online High School program through Google. I took the assessment test and found out that I was in. You can go at your own pace and the staff is so motivating. Their emails — there was one with dancing cats — would just make my day.
It has opened my brain so wide. Now, I have a need to learn something new. I’ve gained discipline. I’m in my third class at the University of Phoenix — two As and one B. In five years, I hope to have an MBA in business marketing.”
—Sherine, Career Online High School graduate
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To learn more about Career Online High School, please visit gale.com/diploma.