Finish High School at the Library!

Graduates in their cap and gown.
Graduate from high school in just months!

Get the high school diploma you’ve always dreamed of with Career Online High School. Career Online High School (COHS) is an innovative online high school program that enables out-of-school youth and adults to earn an accredited high school diploma while gaining real-world career skills.

COHS delivers competency-based instruction, 100% online, in a highly supportive learning environment. Academic coaches and mentors support you every step of the way. To learn more about this unique, computer-based program, visit Get A Diploma Online page.

Congratulations to Our First COHS Graduate!

On November 22nd, 2017, San Mateo County Libraries celebrated the accomplishments of Heather Robbins, our first COHS graduate!

COHS graduate Heather Robbins with her son Lucky.
COHS graduate Heather Robbins with her son Lucky.

In early 2017 Heather discovered COHS while searching for educational opportunities online. As an adult learner, Heather had wanted to earn her diploma ever since dropping out of high school.

Heather learned she could earn an accredited high school diploma through an adult learning program sponsored by San Mateo County Libraries, and obtain a certificate in a high-growth career as well.

It took Heather exactly nine months to complete the COHS program - from the moment she first inquired about the program, to the day she officially obtained her Accredited Diploma and Career Certificate in Homeland Security.

“I am so thankful for the opportunity to complete my high school education! I wanted to complete high school ever since dropping out. I accomplished my goal by dedication and hard work,” stated Heather upon completion of the COHS program.  “I would like to say thanks to my academic coach and my support team.”

Heather's plans for the future include studying criminal justice through an online bachelor's program, and eventually a career in government cyber security.

What Are You Waiting For?

San Mateo County Libraries awards Career Online High School scholarships to people who live within San Mateo County, are at least 19 years old, and who wish to earn an accredited online High School Diploma and Career Certification in one of eight high-growth, high-demand fields.

Career Online High School is offered by San Mateo County Libraries in partnership with Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, and is made possible with support from the California State Library.

Visit us online to learn more about Career Online High School, call (650) 323-0362, or ask us a question in the comments section below. We'll get back to you right away.

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