Jacksonville Public Library Offers Adults a Second Chance

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. Since its inception in 2015, … Read more

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

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 first class of graduating students:  Gilbert … 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