Earn an Accredited High School Diploma at Coalinga-Huron Library District


Career Online High School Program Available for Free to Residents
Sponsored by Glenn Marcussen Scholarship Fund

The Coalinga-Huron Library District is offering qualified community members the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and credentialed career certificate through Career Online High School, a program brought to public libraries by Gale, a part of Cengage Learning. Part of the world’s first accredited, private online school district, Career Online High School is specifically designed to reengage adults into the education system and prepare them for entry into post-secondary career education or the workforce.
“We’re delighted to partner with Coalinga-Huron Library District to offer Career Online High School and give residents access to education and the potential to change their lives,” said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager for Gale. The scholarships are available at both the Coalinga Branch Library and Huron Branch Library.
Coalinga-Huron Library District will award scholarships for Career Online High School to qualified learners looking to earn a high school diploma and advance their careers. Once enrolled, Career Online High School pairs each student with an Academic Coach, who assists with developing an individual career plan, 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 one of eight high-growth, high-demand career fields (across a wide spectrum from child care and education to certified transportation), before progressing to the core academic subjects. Many students are able to graduate in as few as 4 to 6 months by transferring in previously earned high school credits.
Residents can learn more about Career Online High School at the Coalinga Library or by visiting the library’s Web site:

Career Online High School

For more information or questions, please contact:
Library Media Contact:
Hilda Crawford (559) 935-1676