Career Online High School Program Available for Free to Residents
October 30, 2017 — The Yavapai County Free Library District (YCFLD) 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 Cengage company. Part of the world’s first accredited, private online school district, 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. High school graduates earn almost $200,000 more over a lifetime than those without a diploma, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
“Earning a high school diploma is a life-changing achievement,” said Corey Christians, Director of the Yavapai County Free Library District. “By offering Career Online High School, we’re empowering our residents to seek new opportunities and transform their lives.”
The Yavapai County Free Library District will award scholarships 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.
This opportunity has been made available to county residents through the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Residents can learn more about Career Online High School at their local library or by visiting the library’s Web site www.ycfld.org/cohs.
For more information or questions, please contact Lisa Griest at (928) 442-5717.
About Yavapai County Free Library District
The Yavapai County Free Library District (YCFLD) operates fourteen branch libraries in mostly unincorporated communities. The YCFLD also partially funds individual municipal libraries and fully funds the Yavapai Library Network (YLN) operations , supporting a consortium of more than 40 public, academic, school and museum libraries in Yavapai County.
YCFLD was established in 1987 by the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors.