San Diego Public Library is proud to offer adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online. The library's program provides scholarships to adults, age 19 and older, who are looking to continue their education, expand their career opportunities, or prepare for workforce entry.
To be considered for the program, applicants first complete an online survey and prerequisite course, followed by an information session with San Diego Public Library staff.
Once enrolled in the program, Career Online High School (COHS) pairs each student with an online academic coach, who 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.
The process to apply is simple, begin by taking an online survey.
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Career Online High School (COHS) is an online high school diploma and career certification program available through San Diego Public Library. This program offers scholarships to qualified students.
City of San Diego residents (at least 19 years of age) or employees of the City of San Diego who wish to earn their high school diploma and have a San Diego Public Library card in good standing.
To be considered for the program, applicants complete an online survey, pass the program’s prerequisite course within two weeks, and attend an information session with San Diego Public Library staff.
A prerequisite is a course to help you determine if you will be successful in an online learning program. The prerequisite course must be completed within two weeks, with a 70% or higher, to be eligible for an information session.
To be eligible for an information session, the applicant must finish the prerequisite course within two weeks (14 days) of their enrollment date. If you do not finish within two weeks, you may take the course again, but you will have to start again.
No. This is not a GED program. Successful graduates will earn a high school diploma and a career certification through an accredited online high school.
While both the GED and the high school diploma are important, there are several differences between them; among the most significant is the fact that some colleges, institutions and organizations require a high school diploma and may not accept the GED. In addition to providing a high school diploma, COHS gives students the benefit of earning a career certificate and completing additional job preparation documents and training.
Through COHS, students may earn a certificate in the following areas:
Students will be given up to 18 months to complete the program. Students accepted into the program may transfer eligible credits from their former high school or GED program. Depending on how many credits the student is able to transfer, the program can be completed in as few as five months.
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