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Going Back to School Makes a Great New Year’s Resolution

11 January 2018   Kelly Roberge

Library program helps adult residents kick start 2018 by earning an accredited high school diploma and career training through Career Online High School

Prescott, AZ January 8, 2018 --With the new year, comes New Year’s resolutions. It’s a great time to focus on advancing one’s education and career opportunities. The Yavapai County Free Library District offers a new program called Career Online High School designed for adults who lack a high school diploma and could benefit from additional job training.

This nationally accredited program allows adult students to earn an accredited high school diploma (not a GED) while gaining career skills in one of eight employment fields. The Yavapai County Free Library District is currently seeking qualitied residents to enroll in the free program.

“The start of the new year is a perfect time to set a new life course and prepare for a bright future. Earning a high school diploma is key stepping stone to achieving long-term goals,” said Lisa Griest, Program Manager. “By offering Career Online High School, we’re empowering our residents to seek new opportunities and transform their lives.”

The Library District awards 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.

Career Online High School is supported by 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 by visiting the library’s Web site:

For more information or questions, please contact Lisa Griest, Career Online High School Program Manager at (928) 442-5717.