For immediate release November 6, 2017:
Adults in Douglas County can now access help with completing their high school requirements and realizing their career goals through Douglas County Libraries (DCL) and its new Career Online High School (COHS) program.
COHS is an accredited online high school diploma and career certification program for adults ages 19 and older. The program is fully online, allowing students to complete the courses on their own schedule and at their own pace. A six- to 18-month commitment to the program is required, depending on previously earned high school credits.
“What’s great about this program is that even though coursework is entirely online, students have access to a personal academic coach who can offer encouragement and guidance as needed through text, email or by phone,” says Tiffany Curtin, adult literacy specialist with DCL. “They’ll also have in-person support from DCL staff members, and can participate in career prep webinars that provide the tools they’ll need after graduation,” she says.
Interested students who pass an online self-assessment, prerequisite course, and interview may be eligible for a grant to complete the program. DCL will grant up to 25 scholarships to qualified students with assistance from the Colorado State Library.
Curtin says students who do not qualify for the COHS program are able to take advantage of the library’s high school equivalency (HSE) prep classes. “GED students with high scores can even earn college credit,” she says. “We are happy to discuss all options with potential students to help them on their path to reaching their education goals.”
To learn more about COHS, visit DCL.org/cohs or call 303-791-7323.