Graduation Ceremony Celebrates Education Accomplishments

For immediate release: April 16, 2019

Douglas County Libraries (DCL) is thrilled to host a spring graduation ceremony for adults completing their high school equivalency at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, at the library’s Lone Tree location (10055 Library Way). The graduates prepared with the help of volunteer tutors in DCL’s Adult Literacy Program, the library’s Douglas County School District (DSCD) partners, and the DCSD Oakes GED Center.

DCL’s Adult Literacy Program provides support and resources to adults needing to complete their high school credentials. “We’re so excited to graduate seven individuals this spring—our biggest graduation yet,” said DCL Adult Literacy Specialist Tiffany Curtin.

Graduates range in age from 17-45 and earned their diplomas between December 2018 and April 2019. One student, a former accountant in Mexico, found the math section easy but was able to work on her English fluency while also preparing for the exams. Another graduate plans to join the Air National Guard and learn airplane mechanics, while two others have plans to become barbers.

The Douglas County community is invited to celebrate the accomplishments of all seven graduates at the cap and gown ceremony on April 28. The event will feature guest and graduate speakers, followed by a reception with light refreshments.

In addition to its high school equivalency tutoring and test prep program, DCL offers qualifying students the opportunity to earn a high school diploma through the Career Online High School (COHS) program. The library also partners with campus navigators at Arapahoe Community College who are available to help students develop a path forward after receiving their GED or COHS diploma.

For more information about DCL’s adult education and test prep programs and services, visit or call (303) 791-7323.

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