Save the Date! Upcoming Webinar on How Public Libraries Are Graduating Adults

| Sponsored by Gale and American Libraries | Public libraries have supported education and the pursuit of lifelong learning for years. But what if your library could help break down the barriers of earning a diploma and actually graduate adults? It can, with Career Online High School from Gale. It’s already happening at more than 150 public … Read more

Mother & Daughter Graduate Together

| By Gale Staff | Esperanza Torres Carrillo was determined to graduate high school by the time her daughter Amy graduated from 5th grade in June 2019. With that goal in mind, in September 2018, she enrolled in Career Online High School (COHS) through the Los Angeles Public Library, earning her diploma just eight months later, … Read more

A Second Chance at Earning a High School Diploma

| By Gale Staff | Two Richland County residents look forward to graduating from their local library’s Career Online High School program. Richland County resident Jason Scott learned the cost of leaving high school at 17 to care for his infant daughter. “Since 1988, I couldn’t get those better-paying jobs without a diploma.” Things are … Read more

Clark County Library District Helps Adults Earn Diplomas

| By Gale Staff | Frantz Vardman, who is 19 years old and homeless, is earning his high school diploma with the help of the Clark County Library District. Vardman is one of about 40 adults who are working their way through Career Online High School, an accredited high school diploma and career skills program. … Read more

Boulder Public Library Empowers Residents with Career Online High School

| By Gale Staff | More than 5,000 adults in Boulder County lack a high school diploma or equivalent credential, according to the Boulder Public Library (BPL). To combat the high dropout rate, BPL began offering Career Online High School (COHS), a nationally accredited program that allows adult students to earn a high school diploma … Read more

Richland Library Tackles High School Dropout Rate

| By Gale Staff | In South Carolina, more than 570,000 people do not have a high school diploma. Richland Library is changing that by offering residents Career Online High School (COHS), an accredited program to help adults earn their diplomas. Diane Luccy, Business and Careers Manager at Richland Library, speaks to the importance of a … Read more

Career Online High School Graduates Take the Next Step Toward Education

| By Gale Staff | Career Online High School (COHS) offers adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma concurrently with an entry-level workforce certificate. With the first step of education completed, graduates are taking the next step toward education. Currently, more than 80 percent of Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE) COHS … Read more

The Power to Change Lives

| By Gale Staff | Earlier this year, American Library Association (ALA) President Loida Garcia-Febo joined ALA and state library leaders at the Central Library of Los Angeles for a reception to highlight the value of libraries. During the ceremony, Los Angeles City Librarian John Szabo showcased the library’s Career Online High School program, which offers adults … Read more

Yolo County Library Graduates First Class of Career Online High School Students

| By Gale Staff | Earlier this year, YOLO County Library celebrated the graduation of its first class of Career Online High School students. The program is nationally accredited and allows adults the opportunity to earn a high school diploma while gaining career skills. “I did this for myself, and for a better future for … Read more

Gwinnett Woman Earns Diploma Thanks to Library

| By Gale Staff | After raising a family and running two businesses for more than 40 years, Vickie Harris, 62, received her high school diploma through the Career Online High School program Thursday, June 13 at a ceremony at the Lilburn branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library. To date, 31 adults have graduated … Read more