The Vicksburg Warren School District announced a free online adult high school diploma program.
Any adult that has not earned a high school diploma and was a past VWSD student, are a parent of a student, or an employee of VWSD will be able to take advantage of the program and get their diploma for free.
Those who participate will also be able to take advantage of increasing their career marketability by completing select courses to earn industry certifications. Each will be earned online and offer the convenience of working at one’s own pace.
“Earning a high school diploma opens doors,” stated VWSD Superintendent Chad Shealy, “and we want to help former students, family members of our current students and any employees bridge education to employment, just like we are for our currently enrolled students.”
Obtaining one’s high school diploma comes with benefits, including a higher earning potential, and lowering the risk of being unemployed.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in 2017 for high school graduates was 5.3% compared to 7.7% of those unemployed without a high school degree.
“We care about our students, both past and present, and this is the right thing to do for our families and our community.” “I am proud of the innovative leadership of the VWSD Board and believe that this program will be a game-changer for individuals and for Warren County.”
Those wishing to register may do so here.
There are two community information sessions for those who need additional information. Those with questions are encouraged to attend.
The first will be held at Vicksburg High School in the auditorium on Tuesday, May 4 at 6 p.m. The second session is scheduled for Thursday, May 6 at the Warren Central High School auditorium.