Adult residents (19 and over) who possess a library membership card and wish to earn their high school diplomas. Minors should pursue their high school education through existing school district resources. How will people be selected for the program? Applicants will be required to successfully pass an online self-assessment and prerequisite course to participate in the program. Enrollment will be limited and the demand is expected to be high.
No. This is not a GED® program. Successful graduates will earn a high school diploma and a career certification through an accredited high school.
However, if a student has passed any of the four GED® subject areas at a Performance Level 2 or above (145+), they can request that their GED® transcript be evaluated and applied toward their accredited high school diploma through Career Online High School.
Applicants will be required to successfully pass an online self-assessment and prerequisite course to participate in the program. Enrollment will be limited and the demand is expected to be high.
Students will be given up to 18 months to complete the program, which will consist of 18 credits. Students accepted into the program may transfer up to 14 credits from their former accredited high school or from any successfully passed GED® subject area tests.
To receive credit from the GED®, you must have passed the GED® subject area at a Performance Level 2 or higher (145+).
Depending on how many credits the student can transfer, the program can be completed in as few as six months. The average time to complete is 12 months.
A GED or General Equivalency Diploma requires you to pay for an exam. Preparing for the exam does not always provide you with the learning opportunities you can gain through completing coursework. Additionally, Career Online High School gives you the added benefit of earning a career certificate and completing additional job preparation documents and training.
We encourage you to make the decision that is right for you. Research all of your options so that you can make an informed decision. Also, you may want speak with your local library, friends, family, and your employer about the opportunities available to you.
Career Online High School is a program offered through your library as a service to the community and to fulfill its mission of supporting lifelong learning and local economic development. The library awards scholarships for enrollment into Career Online High School to adults who wish to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate. Students should demonstrate their commitment to completing the program through their effort and time dedicated to classwork. Scholarship availability may be limited. Successful completion of the prerequisite course does not guarantee a scholarship will be awarded.
Career Online High School is accredited by the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), and the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) accreditation seals.
This means that the Smart Horizons Career Online Education district and all of its schools are accredited, and that Smart Horizons Career Online Education is recognized across the nation as a quality school system, delivering an AdvancED/SACS/NCA/NWAC accredited online high school diploma.
AdvancED provides nationally recognized accreditation for school districts and individual schools and represents 34,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in 70 countries worldwide, educating 20 million students. Learn more about the District Accreditation Process at www.advanc-ed.org.