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Front Page - Friday, January 23, 2015

Library launches accredited high school diploma program

Enrollment in the Chattanooga Public Library’s accredited high school diploma and credentialed career certificate program begins Monday, Jan. 26. - (Photo by David Laprad)

The Chattanooga Public Library is now offering qualified candidates the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and credentialed career certificate through Career Online High School. This pilot program will allow adult learners to finish high school online while also receiving additional career training.

The Chattanooga Public Library will be awarding 25 full scholarships to adult learners who qualify after completing the online self-assessment and prerequisite course followed by in-person interviews. Career Online High School will pair enrolled students with an academic coach who will help them succeed in the program. Board certified instructors will provide academic support through the entire coursework.

Career Online High School is designed to reengage adults into the education system and prepare them for entry into postsecondary career education or the workforce. Many students are able to graduate in as few as four to six months by transferring in previously earned high school credits.

Students will have around-the-clock access to the online learning platform. Additional weekly computer lab hours at the Chattanooga Public Library’s downtown branch will also be available to students for additional study time and Internet access. Public computers are also available at neighborhood branches located at Eastgate, Northgate, and South Chattanooga.

In addition to a diploma, students will also receive career certification in one of the eight career fields: Childcare and Education; Security Officer; Office Management; Commercial Driver; Homeland Security; General Career Preparation; Food Service; and Customer Service Skills.

To be considered for the program applicants must have a current Chattanooga Public Library card in good standing, be at least 19 years old, and complete the online self assessment, prerequisite course, and interview process. Enrollment begins Monday, Jan. 26 on chattlibrary.org/cohs.

Source: Chattanooga Public Library