Solano County Library Offers Free Online High School Diploma Program

By Juli Huston

Vallejo Residents encouraged to apply for this Free Program.


Vallejo, CA December 28, 2015 — Solano County Library 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 public libraries by Gale, a part of Cengage Learning. Part of the world’s first accredited, private online school district, Career Online High School is specifically designed to reengage adults into the education system and prepare them for entry into post-secondary career education or the workforce.


“Earning a high school diploma is a life-changing achievement,” said Malissa Knapp, Branch Manger for Solano County Library. “By offering Career Online High School, we’re empowering our residents to seek new opportunities and transform their lives.”


Solano County Library and the Vallejo Friends of the Library, in partnership with the California State Library will award 6 scholarships for Career Online High School to qualified learners looking to earn a high school diploma and advance their careers.


Residents can learn more about Career Online High School at John F. Kennedy or Springstowne branches or by visiting the library’s Web site


To qualify, a student must be a Vallejo resident, be 19 or older as of January 1, 2016, complete an online self-assessment, and be able to commit to 10 hours per week to study and complete coursework.

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. Many students are able to graduate in as few as 4 to 6 months by transferring in previously earned high school credits.


For more information or questions, please contact Malissa Knapp at




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