Posted on December 30, 2015; originally posted in the Sun Sentinel on December 29, 2015.
By Brittany Shammas, Sun Sentinel
Broward County library to offer free, online high school diplomas to adults
Broward County adults who do not have high school diplomas will be able to get them – and some career training – through an online program launching at the public library.
Funded by the state for the first time this year, Career Online High School offers accredited high school degrees and career certificates. Enrolled students take all their courses online with the support of an academic coach.
The Broward County Library system is one of 11 in the state to pilot the program. It will provide full scholarships for 75 county residents to complete their degrees and certificates through the program, which normally would normally cost about $1,300.
“There are a lot of reasons people don’t complete their high school diplomas,” said Vonda Ward Byrant, learning services coordinator for the library system. “We want to give them a second chance.”