The Boston Public Library is offering a new opportunity for adults ages 19+ in the state of Massachusetts to earn the high school diploma fully online, through an accredited program called Excel Adult High School. Unique features of this program include:
- Built-in ELL (English language learner) tools so that non-native English speakers have access to courses in a variety of languages – students can view the content in English and see the chosen language translation alongside. There is also an audio reader function for students that need or want the course content read aloud.
- Students will be able to complete writing exercises throughout the course – which will better enable them to prepare for things like college applications, job applications, and employment preparation.
- College course credits care available for free. There are two online ACE courses approved for credit recommendation.
- The program includes a built-in, on-demand tutoring program available 24/7 for students, called Train the Brain. Students will also have access to work closely online with their academic advisors and interact with their course instructors.
This webinar will cover an overview about the program, eligibility requirements, and more.
Presenters: Jessica Elias (Community Learning Supervisor, Boston Public Library) Gianna Gifford (Chief of Adult Library Services, Boston Public Library), Diana Doetzel (National Sales Director, Public Library Adult Education, Gale Cengage)