Sixteen students participated in a graduation ceremony May 25, 2022, to receive their secondary-school credentials through Mesa County Libraries.
A total of 22 students completed their studies and earned diplomas this spring. Sixteen of those students participated in a well-attended graduation ceremony May 25 at the Central Library in downtown Grand Junction. Six of the 22 graduates received diplomas they earned through Career Online High School (COHS), a program designed for adults who want to advance their education and pursue career training. Sixteen other graduates completed the GED preparation program through Mesa County Libraries, successfully completed the GED test, and received their General Education Diplomas.
Graduates who participated in the ceremony were: Brooke Carey, Kaley Claypool, Yolanda Robrahn, Maria Sasak, Samara Coville, Odalys Garcia, Roberta “Robbie” Thilges, Tammy Tabor, Elizabeth Goering, Gilbert Rodriguez, Matthew Sommers, Jordan Friday, Lucero Watson, Liesel Ingram, Kyler Noe, and Alex Goering.
This is the largest graduating class since Mesa County Libraries began offering COHS (2017) and GED preparation (2018).
The GED program currently serves 66 students, and the COHS program has six active students.
ABOUT THE PROGRAMS
Career Online High School offers students the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and credentialed career certificate, and the course of study prepares students for entry into post-secondary career education or the workforce.
The GED program is well-suited to students who will benefit from a structured program that offers the ability to work with a teacher and peers in an in-class setting. The GED program also offers online options for students who cannot attend in-person classes.
Completion of high-school education is crucial for anyone to compete in today’s job market or to enroll in higher education.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Mesa County residents interested in completing high school using either the GED or COHS option are invited to call the Mesa County Libraries Adult Learning Center at 970-683-2443. Adult Learning Center staff can help students decide which option is best for their particular situation. Enrollment for fall 2022 classes will take place in June and July.
Prospective students must be 16 years of age or older, be residents of Mesa County, and have a library card from Mesa County Libraries.