Smart Horizons Career Online Education Superintendent Dr. Howard Liebman Confers Diplomas at Graduation Ceremony

Denver, CO, February 1, 2016—The Denver Public Library celebrated their first class of graduates from Gale’s Career Online High School (COHS) last week. The adult online high school program, offered onsite at the Denver Public Library, is part of Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE), the world’s first AdvancED/SACS accredited online school district.

The graduation ceremony was held Saturday, January 27, at the new Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library in Denver, Colorado, where COHS graduates received their accredited high school diplomas and career certificates, conferred by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Howard Liebman. Also in attendance were City Councilwoman Kendra Black; Don Mares, Executive Director of Denver Human Services; and City Librarian Michelle Jeske. The Denver Public Library graduation ceremony follows on the heels of ceremonies at the Los Angeles Public Library and the San Diego Public Library, which also both recently celebrated their first classes of COHS graduates.

“On behalf of our entire team at Gale and SHCOE, I want to congratulate the Denver Public Library Career Online High School graduates,” stated Dr. Liebman. “COHS has seen tremendous growth in the public library space over the last 12 to 18 months and it is very gratifying to see public library programs across the United States celebrating their first graduating classes.”

The Denver Public Library began to offer COHS to patrons in early 2015 and currently has approximately 60 students enrolled. The program allows local residents to earn both an accredited online high school diploma and workforce certification onsite at the library free of charge through a scholarship program.

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