Newport News Public Library launches Career Online High School

The Newport News Public Library (NNPL) launched Career Online High School, a program designed for adults who didn’t complete high school and could benefit from additional job training.

This nationally accredited program allows adult students to earn an accredited high school diploma 100% online while gaining career skills in one of 10 employment fields across a wide spectrum, from home care professional and office management to homeland security, according to a press release.

Once in the program, students are assigned an academic coach who helps keep them on track and connects them with tutors if needed. The online curriculum is accessible 24/7, which is helpful to those balancing work and family obligations. Students are given up to 18 months to complete the program, but many finish in as few as three months because previously earned high school or GED test credits.

NNPL is currently looking for qualified Newport News residents, who are at least 19 years old, to apply for a fully-funded library scholarship for the program.

There is no deadline to apply but only a limited number of scholarships will be awarded to qualified adult learners.

To learn more details about the program or to apply for the scholarship call 757-247-8677, email nnlibrary@nnva.gov or visit the library’s Career Online High School webpage.

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