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Career Online High School

Career Online High School

Earn an Accredited High School Diploma at Santa Cruz Public Libraries

Career Online High School Program Available for Free to Santa Cruz County Residents

Santa Cruz Public Libraries are offering qualified community members the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and credentialed career certificate through Career Online High School, a program brought to public libraries by Gale, a Cengage company. Part of the world’s first accredited, private online school district, Career Online High School is specifically designed to reengage adults into the education system and prepare them for entry into post-secondary career education or the workforce. 

Santa Cruz Public Libraries will award scholarships for Career Online High School to qualified learners looking to earn a high school diploma and advance their careers. Once enrolled, Career Online High School pairs each student with an Academic Coach, who assists with developing an individual career plan, offers ongoing guidance and encouragement, evaluates performance, and connects the learner with the resources needed to demonstrate mastery of the course material. Classes are supported by board-certified instructors and students have 24/7 access to the online learning platform. Coursework begins in one of eight high-growth, high-demand career fields (across a wide spectrum from child care and education to certified transportation), before progressing to the core academic subjects. Students are able to graduate in as few as six months by transferring in previously earned high school credits but are given up to 18 months to complete the program.

Residents can learn more about this program by visiting the Career Online High School website.

Career Online High School
Earn Your Diploma!

SCPL is partnering with the California State Library to provide nine scholarships for adults to attend the Career Online High School (COHS). This is an accredited online high school diploma and career certification program that allows adult learners to earn a high school diploma via online courses. In addition to the online courses, learners are supported by professional mentors and their public library to achieve the next level in their education.

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