Marin County Free Library Now Offers Online Diploma, Certificate Program

From San Rafael patch

” Want to earn credentialed high school diploma or a career certificate? You can now do so through the Marin County Free Library!The Marin County Free Library recently introduced its Career Online High School, a pilot program supported by the state of California and public libraries statewide.The program enables local residents 19 years old and over to earn a credentialed high school diploma or a career certificate. It is available to library card holders who are willing to dedicate about 10 hours per week on coursework.Applicants must have completed eighth grade and have basic English-language, computer and Internet skills. The average time needed to complete a high school diploma course is one year.“Demographics tell us that Marin has one of the country’s highest education levels per capita, but there are many people here who didn’t have the same opportunities growing up and had to join the workforce as teenagers,” said Damon Hill, library services manager of Marin County Free Library.”