Carlsbad CA— The City of Carlsbad is celebrating National Literacy Month with a graduation ceremony on Saturday, September 23, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., at the Carlsbad City Library Learning Center, 3368 Eureka Place. The ceremony will recognize the hard work of the first graduates from the new Career Online High School program, a partnership of the Carlsbad City Library through the California State Library, Gale, part of Cengage Learning and the Carlsbad Library & Arts Foundation’s Benson Family Trust. Career Online High School offers adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online.
About Career Online High School
- Career Online High School provides scholarships to qualified adults who are looking to expand their career opportunities, prepare for workforce entry and continue their education.
- Career Online High School is free and open to residents of Carlsbad and neighboring communities.
- To be considered for enrollment, applicants need to complete an online self-assessment, prerequisite course and an in-person interview.
- Once enrolled in the program, Career Online High School connects each student with an online academic coach, who provides the student with a customized career path, offers ongoing guidance, evaluates performance and connects the student with the resources needed to complete the courses.
- Students are given up to 18 months to complete the program.
- Career Online High School is one of several learning programs the Carlsbad City Library offers to the community.
About Library Literacy Services
- Since 1984, Carlsbad City Library’s Literacy Services staff has matched English-speaking adults with volunteer tutors who help them meet their goals with reading, writing and computer skills.
- All services are free and confidential.
- Since its inception, the literacy program has helped more than 2,000 adults participate more fully in their lives by getting better jobs, reading to their children and learning how to use a computer.
- The literacy program also provides those interested with an opportunity to volunteer. Last year, tutors logged 10,000 volunteer hours.
- In addition to literacy tutoring, the Library Learning Center provides traditional library services, homework assistance and study rooms, public computer access and computer classes, story times for children, teen programs and special events.