November 28, 2015

NJ State Library Will Begin Offering High School Diploma Program at Select Public Libraries Throughout State

From the New Jersey State Library:

The New Jersey State Library (NJSL), an affiliate of Thomas Edison State College, has announched the launch of its Online High School Completion Program, which will allow NJ residents to earn an accredited high school diploma and credentialed career certificate at their local library. The groundbreaking program is designed to reengage adults in the education system and prepare them for entry into post-secondary education or the workforce.

The State Library was awarded a Literacy Innovations Program grant in the amount of $146,475 from the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The funds will be used to purchase scholarships to Gale’s Career Online High School Program, part of the world’s first accredited, private online school district, which will be offered to NJ residents at no cost to the applicant. The following libraries have been selected to offer this program to their communities:

Camden County Library System
Elizabeth Public Library
Long Branch Free Public Library
Scotch Plains Public Library
Somerset County Library System
Trenton Free Public Library


Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of educational content, tools and services to libraries, schools and businesses, recently announced the launch of Career Online High School to its library partners. NJSL’s Career Online High School Program will be the first implementation of its kind to be offered across the state.

Read the Complete Announcement

See Also: Gale, Libraries Team To Offer High School Diplomas (January 9, 2014 via Library Journal)

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