A Public Library Will Begin Offering High School Diplomas

(Photo by Sheila Thomson)

Public libraries have long been a means for people to educate themselves by making vast amounts of information available at low cost.

The Los Angeles Public Library is going further in this direction. It will offer fully accredited high school diplomas to patrons who complete their curriculum.

Although many libraries offer GED exams and preparation courses for those exams, this library is hosting courses for credits that students must complete in order to earn their diploma. The library has partnered with Smart Horizons, a private education company. Students take courses online but regularly meet at the library.

In the first year of the program, the library hopes to have 150 students at a cost of $150,000.

-via Marginal Revolution

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