Did you know that nearly 70,000 Gwinnett County residents between the ages of 18 and 64 haven’t graduated from high school? In fact, those without a high school diploma are nearly twice as likely to live in poverty as those with a high school diploma. More that one in four low-income working families with children include a parent who does not have a high school diploma or its equivalent. Educating these adults is critical to mitigating poverty in our community.
Through the generous support of donors like you, scholarships are awarded for Career Online High School (COHS) to qualified learners looking to earn a high school diploma and advance their careers. Once enrolled, COHS pairs each student with an Academic Coach, who offers ongoing guidance and encouragement, evaluates performance and connects the learner with the resources needed to demonstrate mastery of the course material. Classes are supported by board-certified instructors, and students have 24/7 access to the online learning platform. Coursework begins in the students’ selected career fields, before progressing to the core academic subjects. Students are able to graduate in as few as six months by transferring in previously earned high school credits but are given up to 18 months to complete the program.
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