Current Project: Excel Adult High School

The Daniel Boone Regional Library is joining other libraries across the state to offer Excel Adult High School (EAHS), an initiative of the Missouri State Library.

Earn an accredited high school diploma with Excel Adult High School

The Need

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 12,600 adults in Boone and Callaway Counties who did not finish high school. There are many reasons why someone may not have been able to complete their education. Now some of those former students want to pick up where they left off and finish. Many are working and may be raising a family. Flexibility and convenience are important and necessary for them to be able to earn their high school diploma.

The Opportunity

Qualified adult learners who are looking to expand their career opportunities, prepare for workforce entry or continue their education now have another convenient option to complete their secondary education. The Daniel Boone Regional Library now offers adults the opportunity to earn a nationally accredited high school diploma online through the Excel Adult High School (EAHS) program.

The Details

Since we don’t want tuition costs to be a barrier to these motivated learners, we cover their expenses through privately-funded scholarships. Accepted students also receive a free Chromebook, funded through grants and private donations.

Before being accepted into the program, each applicant completes an online self–assessment and short prerequisite course, followed by an in-person interview to be considered for enrollment. Once accepted, the students can begin their coursework immediately with support from online instructors and tutors.

How You Can Help

Please consider sponsoring these student learners by donating to the DBRL Foundation’s scholarship fund. Tuition for each student, from start to finish, is $850.

Make your donation online or contact Melia Douglass, mdouglass@dbrl.org.

Within the first week of announcing EAHS, DBRL received more than a dozen applicants. The need is there. Please help get more adults into this life-changing program. Visit www.dbrl.org/eahs for more details about EAHS.