Career Online High School

More than 1.1 million or 11% of Illinois adult residents are without a high school diploma. Your library can offer a path to a brighter future with Smart Horizons Career Online High Schoolan 18-credit, vocation-based high school completion program. Unlike a GED, this program enables libraries to offer adult learners accredited high school diplomas along with career certificates in one of 10 high-demand employment fields.

Smart Horizons provides extensive training, implementation, student recruitment and support, and marketing materials to prepare your library to offer this program to the adults in your community – this is paid for by RAILS.

More than 20 Illinois public libraries have participated in Career Online High School. As of March 2023, 161 students in Illinois have earned their high school diplomas through the program.

Read more about the program, and then contact Jessica Barnes, RAILS Special Projects Librarian, at 630.734.5181. She can answer questions or help with enrollment.

Pricing information is found on the RAILS Deals and Discounts webpage. You will need to log in with your L2 username and password.