Library honors graduates from Career Online High School classes of 2020 and 2021

57 adult students completed their studies their high school diploma during the pandemic
September 28, 2021
Sacramento Public Library honors its graduating class of 2020 and 2021 from the Career Online High School (COHS) program. A total of 57 adult students completed their studies and earned their accredited high school diploma during the pandemic.
Through a partnership with Smart Horizons and California State Library, Sacramento Public Library offers a nationally accredited high school program, which includes a 24/7 online classroom, personal academic coaches, and real-world career training. The Library grants scholarships to COHS to make this program free for adult students as part of its adult education services.
“Regardless of your age, the Library is here to help you build a strong foundation,” said Library Director and CEO Rivkah Sass. “We will meet you where you are to help you meet your education goals.”
Since 2014, the Library has provided free access to the Career Online High School program (COHS) and has helped 200 graduates prepare to enter the workforce with improved employment opportunities. More than 80% of graduates continue on to higher education. The Library serves as a gateway for students to enroll in the program and earn their diploma for free with nine career path options including Child Care and Education, Food and Hospitality, Home Care Professional, Office Management, Security Professional, Commercial Driving and more. Students receive ongoing support from an academic coach assigned to them, provided by Smart Horizons.
In addition, the Library also provides free access to tutors for adults to help with basic reading, writing and math skills; and supports English language learners with personal tutors, access to online language learning software and conversation groups. Adults can also prepare for their next career move with job coaches, resume help and online courses. 

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