Since its November 2018 launch, Richland County Library’s Career Online High School program has accepted seven students, with more than 75 potential students completing a self-assessment component.
The online program allows students to earn an accredited high school diploma and credentialed career certificate at no charge, according to a news release.
Richland Library is accepting 65 students into the program, the release said. Applicants must be at least 21, a Richland County resident and hold a Richland County library card. Potential students must also pass a prerequisite course and complete an online interview.
Students, who are paired with an academic coach, have up to 18 months to complete the program but can graduate in as few as five months by transferring previously earned high school credits.
A program information session will be held on Jan. 23 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the library’s main branch at 1431 Assembly St.