Va. Beach Library Offering New Option for Adults Seeking HS Diploma

The Virginia Beach Public Library has launched a new way for adults get a high school diploma.

Adults can earn a diploma or career certificate through Career Online High School. The library says this is part of  the world’s first accredited online school district, but is not a General Educational Development (GED) program.

Those looking to apply must have a Virginia Beach library card — which is free for residents — be at least 20-years-old and have successfully completed 8th grade.

“Libraries provide free access to information and transformative opportunities for all community members,” said VBPL Director Eva Poole. “Career Online High School is another exciting library service to help adults in Virginia Beach achieve their lifelong learning and career goals.”

The library says transfer credits will be accepted.

If you are interested in the program, you can start with this online self-assessment.