Jacksonville Public Library Offers Adults a Second Chance

| By Gale Staff | 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 from coast to coast—including the Jacksonville Public Library (JPL) in Florida. … Read more

San Clemente Library Graduates First Class of Career Online High School Students

| By Gale Staff | 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 from coast to coast. Recently, the San Clemente Library celebrated their … Read more

San Jose Public Library Celebrates First Class of Graduates

| Originally posted on The Mercury News | For most high school students, August is a back-to-school month. But 11 adults in San Jose have just completed their journey toward a high school diploma — through the San Jose Public Library. Library Director Jill Bourne, Mayor Sam Liccardo and Councilmen Sergio Jimenez and Lan Diep … Read more

Public Libraries Conquer the Dropout Crisis

To learn more about offering this life-changing program to your community, visit gale.com/diploma.  1 U.S. Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates 2 Aud, S., KewalRamani, A., and Frohlich, L. (2011). America’s Youth: Transitions to Adulthood (NCES 2012-026). U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. 3 Bureau … Read more

Green Hills Public Library District Now Offers Accredited High School Diplomas

| Originally posted in the Chicago Tribune by Janice Neumann | The staff of the Green Hills Public Library District in Palos Hills give adults who never finished high school a chance at a better future. The library recently launched the Career Online High School and five scholarships to make the high school degree and career certificate … Read more