For Immediate Release
Contact: Tammy Hutton, Librarian
Local resident is first to earn high school diploma through innovative program
offered by the Charlotte County Library System
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (March 13, 2017) – Arlene Dvorak is the first Charlotte County resident to earn her diploma through the Career Online High School program at a Charlotte County Library. In 2016, the Charlotte County Library System applied for and was selected by the State of Florida to offer qualified community members the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and credentialed career certificate through Career Online High School, the world’s first accredited, private online school district.
The Charlotte County Library System awards scholarships for Career Online High School to qualified learners looking to earn their high school diploma and advance their careers. Once enrolled, each Career Online High School student is paired with an academic coach, who offers ongoing guidance, evaluates performance, and connects the learner with the resources needed to demonstrate mastery of the course material. Classes are supported by board-certified instructors and students have 24/7 access to the online learning platform. Coursework begins in one of eight high-demand career fields before progressing to the core academic subjects. Students have 18 months to complete the program.
Arlene’s achievement is a great example of the direct social and economic impact libraries have on their communities. Residents can learn more about Career Online High School at any Charlotte County Library or by visiting the library’s website at www.CharlotteCountyFL.gov and click Libraries & History.
For more information, please call the Charlotte County Library System 941-613-3210.