BENEFICIARIES OF PROP 47, GET YOUR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA
Are you, or someone you know, looking to get a high school diploma? You can now get a free high school diploma and career certificate online at a County Public Library.
Community and Senior Services continues to work with other County Departments on providing educational, training, and employment resources to all beneficiaries of Prop 47. One of those many departments is the County of Los Angeles Public Library, which is offering qualified community members the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and credentialed career certificate through Career Online High School, a program brought to public libraries by Gale, a part of Cengage Learning. Career Online High School is specifically designed to reengage adults into the education system and prepare them for entry into post-secondary career education or the workforce.
The County of Los Angeles Public Library will award seats for Career Online High School to qualified learners looking to earn a high school diploma and advance their careers. Once enrolled, Career Online High School pairs each student with an Academic Coach, who assists with developing an individual career plan, offers ongoing guidance and encouragement, evaluates performance, and connects the learner with the resources needed to demonstrate mastery of the course material. Classes are supported by board-certified instructors and students have 24/7 access to the online learning platform. Coursework begins in one of eight high-growth, high-demand career fields (across a wide spectrum from child care and education to certified transportation), before progressing to the core academic subjects. Students are able to graduate in as few as six months by transferring in previously earned high school credits but are given up to 18 months to complete the program.