Library Corner: Going back to school makes a great New Year’s resolution

the Grand County Library District

With the New Year comes New Year’s resolutions. Peoples’ most popular picks include healthy eating, exercise, and money management. It’s also a great time to focus on advancing one’s education and career opportunities. GCLD offers an ongoing program called Career Online High School designed for adults who lack a high school diploma and could benefit from additional job training. Students do not have a specific time to begin, but may begin when the time is right—as long as the scholarships are available through GCLD.

This nationally accredited program allows adult students to earn an accredited high school diploma (not a GED) while gaining career skills in one of eight employment fields. GCLD is currently seeking qualified residents to enroll in the free program.

“The start of the new year is a perfect time to set a new life course and prepare for a bright future. The Library District still has scholarships to give away to those nineteen years old or older who want to finish high school and earn their diploma. We are excited about changing lives,” said Stephanie Ralph, executive director of GCLD.

The library district awards scholarships for Career Online High School to qualified learners looking to earn a high school diploma and advance their careers. Each student is paired with an Academic Coach; a student’s high school transcript is used to see what course credit can be transferred in; all work is done online; and, the program is free due to a scholarship.

Don’t wait if you need to finish high school, or if you know someone who wishes they had.

Learn more about Career Online High School at any of Grand County’s public libraries or by visiting For more information or questions, contact Jeanie Johnson at 970-887-9411, extension 107 or email

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