Earn an Accredited High School Diploma via the Safety Harbor Public Library

Free Career Online High School Program Available to PPLC Library Card Holders

Safety Harbor Public Library, along with the St. Petersburg Library System, Tarpon Springs and Largo Public Libraries, is offering qualified community members the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and credentialed career certificate through Career Online High School, a program brought to you by the Florida State Library and Gale, part of Cengage Learning. Career Online High School is designed to reengage adults into the education system and prepare for entry into post-secondary career education or the workforce.

 “Earning a high school diploma is a life-changing achievement,” said Cheryl Morales, Executive Director of the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative. “By offering Career Online High School, we’re empowering our members to seek new opportunities and transform their lives.” 

Four designated PPLC member libraries screen and award 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 students 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 course material. Classes are led by board-certified instructors and students have 24/7 access to the online learning platform. Coursework begins in one of eight high-demand career fields (from child care and office management 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 and have up to 18 months to complete the program.

Potential students can learn more about Career Online High School, the application process, and answers to frequently asked questions by visiting http://cityofsafetyharbor.com/cohs. Students must be 19 or older and have a PPLC library card or be willing to obtain on. Deadline for awarding scholarships is May 30, 2017. For additional information, email: shplref@cityofsafetyharbor.com<mailto:shplref@cityofsafetyharbor.com> or call 727-724-1515 x 4106.  The Library is located at 101 2nd St. N., Safety Harbor, FL 34695.

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