How Public Libraries Are Graduating Adults

As one of our nation’s most trusted educational institutions, public libraries already support adult literacy, GED preparation, and workforce development. But what if your library could actually produce high school graduates? It can. With Career Online High School from Gale. It’s already happening at more than 100 public library systems across the country – adults … Read more

Douglas County Libraries Offer High School Diploma Program

| Originally published by Castle Rock News-Press | Wendy Wilson, 24, has worked hard to achieve a career in retail sales, working at various outlets in the Lone Tree area. But, she said, she’s hiding a secret. “I never graduated from high school,” Wilson said. “I’ve done OK just by working hard and being a good … Read more

Librarian, Jill Skwerski, Endorses Career Online High School

| Originally published by the Chicago Tribune | This November, Jill Skwerski of Arlington Heights had a Q&A interview with Genevieve Bookwalter, a reporter for Pioneer Press. As a community engagement librarian for Evanston Public Library, Swerski spoke about her excitement for Career Online High School.  Take a look at her enthusiasm: Q: What are … Read more

Los Angeles Public Library Hits 100th Graduate Milestone

| Originally posted on the LAPL Blog by Kelly Tyler, senior librarian| On September 1, 2017 the Los Angeles Public Library hit a big milestone with the Career Online High School diploma and career certificate program when Tania Velasquez completed her coursework to become the 100th graduate! Managing Librarian, Kelly Tyler, recently sat down with Tania to discuss her … Read more

Kansas City Offers Adults the Opportunity to Earn their High School Diploma

| Originally posted on kshb.com | Like many parents, Tierra Lewis helps her children with their homework after school. A year-and-a-half ago Lewis started doing her own homework alongside them. “Sometimes they play the teacher and I’ll be the student and then I’m the teacher and they are the student so we kind of think of different … Read more

Mesa County Libraries Offers High School Diplomas to Adults

| Originally published on The Daily Sentinel | For the first time in nearly 10 years, Rosalva Martinez is going back to school. Since dropping out of Central High School during her sophomore year, Martinez has often thought about how a high school diploma would make a difference in her life. The 25-year-old Grand Junction … Read more

Gwinnett County Public Library Helps Adults Achieve High School Diploma

| Originally published in the Gwinnett Daily Post by Cailin O’Brien | This past week, eight adults donned caps and robes for the first time and arrived at the Lilburn branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library to receive their high school diplomas. “They were certainly thrilled to have their families there cheering them on,” … Read more

The Pueblo City-County Library District Offers Adults a Second Chance

| Originally posted on The Pueblo Chieftain | The Pueblo City-County Library District offers Career Online High School, an online high school diploma and career certification program. The program is funded by PCCLD in partnership with Colorado State Library and Gale, a Cengage Company. The program is open to residents of Pueblo County who have … Read more

Fountaindale Public Library Honors Second Graduating Class

| Originally posted on The Herald News | On Aug. 6, Fountaindale Public Library District celebrated its second Career Online High School graduates in a ceremony featuring state Reps John Connor, D-Romeoville, and Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, as well as other community leaders and distinguished guests. These nine graduates are the second class of students to receive their … Read more

Norfolk Public Library Offers Adults a Second Chance

| Originally Posted on 13 News Now | NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) — Norfolk Public Library is now offering a free program that will help adults age 20 and over earn a high school diploma for free. Kelly Straub, the spokesperson for the Norfolk Public Library, says currently more than 19,000 Norfolk residents over the age … Read more