Earn Your High School Diploma -- Career Online High School
McHenry Public Library District, in partnership with the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and Gale, part of Cengage Learning, offers District residents 21 and older* the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online through Career Online High School.
The library has purchased five scholarships for qualified adult learners who are looking to expand their career opportunities, prepare for workforce entry, and continue their education.
To be considered for the program, applicants need to successfully complete an online self-assessment and an in-person interview with the library's enrollment team.
If you are selected for the program, you will have the opportunity to:
Once enrolled in the program, Career Online High School pairs each student with an online academic coach, who provides the student with an individual career path, offers ongoing guidance, evaluates performance and connects the student with the resources needed to master the courses. Students will be given up to 18 months to complete the program, but many complete it sooner, depending on how many previous credits they can have transferred.