Students honored for graduating from library high-school education programs

2023 graduates from the Career Online High School and GED programs at Mesa County Libraries are:
• Front row (left to right): Kayla Grady, Michael Cardenas-Albert, Megan Conley, Lance Barley, Alexander Campbell-Estrada
• Back row (left to right): Taylor Rodriguez, Britney Lozano, Samuel Sanchez, April Stoner, Nevaeh Vigil
• Not pictured: Stefanie Vigna

Eleven students graduating from the Career Online High School and GED programs at Mesa County Libraries were honored in a ceremony May 24 at the Central Library in Grand Junction.

Graduates who participated in the ceremony are: Lance Barley (GED), Alexander Campbell-Estrada (GED), Michael Cardenas-Albert (GED), Megan Conley (COHS), Kayla Grady (COHS), Taylor Rodriguez (GED), Britney Lozano (GED), Samuel Sanchez (GED), April Stoner (GED), Nevaeh Vigil (GED), and Stefanie Vigna (GED).

The graduates completed educational programs available through Mesa County Libraries. Career Online High School is an accredited program designed for adults who want to advance their education and pursue career training. The GED program prepares students to successfully complete the GED test and receive their General Education Diplomas.

Mesa County Libraries began offering COHS in 2017 and GED preparation in 2018.

The GED program currently serves 63 students, and the COHS program has nine active students.


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.


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 situation. Enrollment for fall 2023 classes takes place in June and July.

Prospective students must be 17 years of age or older, be residents of Mesa County, and have a library card from Mesa County Libraries.

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