Literacy services, tutoring and GED practice, are for adults 16 and older. Must be English-speaking, read at a 4th grade reading level, and not enrolled in high school. Career Online High School is for those 19 and older who are interested in getting their high school diploma.
Adult Literacy is a FREE countywide program that matches adult learners ages 18 years and over with volunteer tutors for confidential one-on-one tutoring. Students are assessed and generally read at a 4th grade reading level. Tutors help students improve their reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary and comprehension. Pairs meet at any branch library throughout San Joaquin County twice a week, 1 to 1.5 hours per session and are asked to make a six-month commitment. Volunteer training and all resources are provided and pairs are matched based on the days and times of availability.
GED practice exams are available online. The exams are set up as they would be in the actual setting, all subjects and timed. Scores will be available the day after the exams have been taken. Study guides and workbooks are available to study before taking the exams again. There is no tutoring for GED prep through the library.
Career Online High School is a scholarship program available for people to receive their high school diploma and a certificate for one of six offerings (security guard, food services, truck driving, etc.). The full high school program is set up to be completed in 18 months. Transcripts of any time in high school will be accepted and evaluated so time may be less. To register for an opportunity to be involved in this program, go to their website.