Visit the Career Online High School website.
All scholarships have been awarded at this time. While we secure additional funding to continue offering this opportunity you can still start the qualifying process by completing the Self-Assessment and Prerequisite course. A waiting list has been started. Qualified students will be notified once scholarships become available.
Sacramento Public Library’s Career Online High School
(COHS) offers adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online.
The Library’s pilot program provides a limited number of free enrollments to qualified adult learners who are looking to advance their careers, prepare for workforce entry or continue their education.
Career Online High School through the Sacramento Public Library is open to all eligible Sacramento residents
with the exception of residents of the City of Folsom, which is served by the Folsom Public Library system.
Applicants who successfully complete an online self-assessment and prerequisite course, followed by an in-person interview, will be considered for enrollment
Once enrolled, COHS pairs each student with an online academic coach, who provides the student with an individual career path, offers ongoing guidance, evaluates performance and connects the student with the resources needed to master the courses. Students will be given up to 18 months to complete the program.
If you are interested in the program, please complete the following form and our enrollment team will contact you:
Frequently Asked Questions
► What is Career Online High School (COHS)?
► Who can apply to COHS?
► How will people be selected for the program?
► Will COHS students receive their GED?
► What is the difference between a GED and high school diploma?
► What type of career certification will be offered?
► Is all coursework web-based?
► Is all coursework in English?
► How long will it take for students to complete the program?
► What is the history of COHS?
► Is COHS accredited?
► Are COHS staffs credentialed? When are they available to assist students?
► Does the Library offer other resources for education and job preparation?
► Am I guaranteed a scholarship if I finish the prerequisite course? (April, 2015)
This program is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.