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Career Online High School with Pima County Public Library

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Career Online High School with Pima County Public Library


>>>THIS IS SOMETHING WE DON’TS WANT TO HEAR ABOUT OUR STATE. ARIZONA WAS ONE OF ONLY FOUR STATES IN 2015 WHOSE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATES H DECLINED FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS. IF YOU’RE STRUGGLING TO GET YOUR DIPLOMA, YOU’RE IN LUCK. THE PIMA COUNTY LIBRARY IS OFFERING A PROGRAM, TO GET THAT BACK O TREND. ANTHONY LUDOVICI AND YVETTE MOUTRAN ARE HERE TO TELL US ABOUT THIS. THAT THE OVERVIEW?>>IT’S A ACCREDITED ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA PROGRAM AS WELL AS A CAREER TRAINING PROGRAM. AVAILABLE TO ADU LEARNERS, WHO ARE 22 OR OLDER. AND SO UPON GOING TO OUR WEBSITE, INTERESTED PARTIES CAN GO ON AND CHECK PER THE SELF-ASSESSMENT, AND UPON COMPLETING THAT A LIBRARY STAFF WILL CHECK YOU THIS AND DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY AND THEN CONTACT THE STUDENT AND THEY WILL BE THEN ISSUED AN INTERNET LINK TO ACCESS A TWO WEEK TEST PREREQUISITE COURSE. UPON COMPLETING THAT SUCCESSFULLY IN THE TWO WEEK WINDOW THE STUDENTS ARE THEN INVITED TO INTERVIEW WITH US AT THE LIBRARY AND THE INTERVIEW CONSISTS OF SOME QUESTIONS ON THE PROGRAM, AND THE THEY’RE [INAUDIBLE]. AT THAT POINT THEY GET NOTIFICATION OF THE PROGRAM, AND THEN TO TAKE THE ACCREDITED PROGRAM. IT’S A 18 HOUR PROGRAM. THEY’LL GET A DIPLOMA ACCOMPLISHED AND A CAREER CERTIFICATE.>>YOU’VE THOUGHT OF EVERYTHING. THE LIBRARY IS STEPPING UP, YOU’RE REALLY STEPPING UP. WHY DID THEY DECIDE TO DO THIS?>>THE PIMA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY IS FOCUSED AND COMMITTED ON REMOVING ECONOMIC BARRIERS FOR CITIZENS IN PIMA COUNTY. WHETHER THAT IS OFFERING SERVICES FOR ADULT LITERACY, HOMEWORK HELP, JOB SERVICE HELP AND RESOURCES IN THE BRANCHES, WE WANTED TO GIVE STUDENTS LOCALLY THE SECOND CHANCE. AT FINISHING THEIR DIPLOMAS, AND IT IS OUR MOTTO THAT WE WANT TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY, AND THE LIBRARY IS NOT JUST THERE FOR CHECKING OUT BOOKS IN THE 21ST CENTURY.>>ABSOLUTELY, THERE’S SO MANY RESOURCES AVAILABLE. WHAT’S YOUR ROLE IN ALL OF THIS?>>MY ROLE I WORK CLOSELY WITH THE ADULT STUDENTS AS AN ADVOCATE FOR THEM IN THE PROGRAM. IN ADDITION TO THAT, I ALSO HELP TO SUPPORT THE DAILY FUNCTIONS OF THE HIGH SCHOOL IN THE LIBRARY SYSTEM.>>SO WE’RE THANKFUL TO YOU AND YOUR ROLE IN IT. AND STUDENTS LIKE YOU YVETTE MOUTRAN ARE THANKFUL. CAN I TOOT YOUR HORN FOR YOU? YOU’RE ON TRACK TO BE THE FIRST GRADUATE OF THIS ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL IN OUR COUNTY, RIGHT?>>YES.>>TOOT YOUR HORN FOR YOU, WHAT HAS THIS BEEN LIKE FOR YOU?>>AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY FOR ME. I’M A MOTHER, A WIFE, BEING ABLE TO WORK FOR MY DIPLOMA ONLINE WHILE I’M A FULL-TIME PARENT AND WIFE, I WORK A FULL-TIME JOB TO ACCESS THAT SO EASILY AT HOME, HAS BEEN AMAZING. THERE’S TONS OF ONLINE RESOURCES, TONY IS GREAT, THE STAFF IS SUPPORTIVE. THE ACADEMIC COACHES ARE ALWAYS SENDING YOU ENCOURAGING E-MAILS. THERE’S SMALL MARGIN FOR FAILURE.>>YOU’VE FELT AN IMPACT.>>ABSOLUTELY, DEFINITELY, IT’S AN OPPORTUNITIES THAT I MISSED A LONG TIME AGO, THAT I’M ABLE TO GET A SECOND CHANCE AT, AND IT’S OPENING A WINDOW TO FURTHER MY EDUCATION, AND STUDY A NEW PLATFORM FOR MY KIDS AND SHOW THEM HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO OBTAIN THE DIPLOMA.>>WHY MORE — WHY DO YOU THINK IT’S IMPORTANT THAT PIMA COUNTY LIBRARY DOES SOMETHING LIKE THAT FOR EVERYONE?>>I THINK THERE’S A LOT OF DIFFERENT PROGRAMS OUT THERE. BUT IT BEING A DIPLOMA, YOU KNOW, IN THE SECONDARY EDUCATION, IT’S VERY IMPORTANT, IT’S A SECOND CHANCE AT SOMETHING I MISSED OUT ON.>>I’M PROUD OF YOU BEING THE FIRST GRADUATE, AND I AM SURE THAT TONY IS, AND YOUR KIDS WILL BE PROUD. FIRST OFF, CONGRATULATIONS FOR THAT. AND TONY, THAT MAKES YOU FEEL AWESOME TO HEAR HOW SHE FEELS ABOUT YOU AND YOUR ROLE, AND SOMEONE WATCHING OUT THERE RIGHT NOW, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO THEM?>>WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO PLEASE COME TO OUR WEBSITE, AND EXPLORE WHAT THE WEBSITE THOOZ OFFER. WHETHER — HAS TO OFFER. WHETHER YOU BELIEVE YOU’LL MEET THE CRITERIA OR NOT, TAKE THE SELF-ASSESSMENT, AND SEE WHERE IT TAKES YOU.>>THE WORST THING IS TO NOT TRY. YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE THE FIRST GRADUATE TO BE THERE, BUT IF YOU DON’T TRY, GO TO THE WEBSITE AND SEE IF I WORKS OUT FOR YOU. I KNOW RIGHT NOW ON THE SCREEN, YOU TALKED ABOUT THE AREAS OF CAREER, THESE ARE VERY IN DEMAND I CAN SAY, THIS IS WHAT YOU WALK AWAY WITH.>>ABSOLUTELY.>>THESE ARE ANOTHER REASON FOR US TO DO THIS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR COMING IN.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>VISIT AS WE WERE SAYING LIBRARY.PIMA.GOV.

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