Santa Monica Library Graduates Two Career Online High School Students

WBG Administrator COHS, Featured

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| By Gale Staff |

According to U.S. Census figures, more than 3,300 Santa Monica residents have not completed their high school education. Danny Guevara and Yolanda Mickens are no longer part of this statistic as of late, thanks to Career Online High School being offered at Santa Monica Public Library.

Career Online High School, a nationally accredited program, allows adults the opportunity to earn a high school diploma while gaining career skills. The program ensures student success through a flexible online platform, academic coaches, career guidance, and much more.

The 18-credit course takes from six to 18 months to complete — designed to be flexible enough for working parents or caretakers.

“The program is tailored to each individual student’s needs. It’s self-paced so they can balance the many demands of their busy lives, and coaches are available for positive reinforcement when the going gets tough.”

– Patty Wong, Director of Library Services at Santa Monica Public Library

Guevara is currently looking at job options in his career certificate choice of homeland security, while Mickens is still deciding her career certificate ambitions but hopes to become a notary, for which she will blog and build a website.

To learn more about offering this life-changing program to your community, visit