As a long-time teacher, ensuring all Long Beach residents have access to the highest quality education is a top priority for me. Our local high schools provide a world-class public education, but some students, for whatever reason, do not attain their high school diploma.
Today, I’m pleased to announce that qualified Long Beach residents can now earn an accredited high school diploma through our library system.
The Career Online High School is free, and pairs each student with an academic coach, who will also help with a career plan. All local residents age 19 or older with a valid library card can participate. The program is funded by the California State Library and the Long Beach Library Foundation.
Classes are taught by board-certified instructors, and students can access the online platform 24/7. Students are able to graduate in four months if they transfer enough high school credits, or take up to 18 months to earn their diploma.
You can learn more about Career Online High School at any Long Beach Public Library location or by visiting www.lbpl.org/events/cohs. For more information on this and other Long Beach Public Library services, visit your local library, call 562-570-7500, or go to www.lbpl.org.
As an educator, I am extremely proud that we are providing this new start for residents, and I want to thank our library leadership and the Library Foundation for creating this great opportunity.