Get Your High School Diploma

The new year is a great time to focus on advancing your education and career goals. San Mateo County Libraries offers the Career Online High School, opens a new window program for adults who have not yet completed high school and would like additional job training.

Adult students earn an accredited high school diploma—not a GED—while gaining career skills in one of ten employment fields, from office management to certified protection officer. San Mateo County Libraries is currently seeking qualified residents to enroll in the free program.

Once in the program, students are assigned an academic coach who helps keep them on track and connects them with tutors if needed. The online curriculum is accessible 24/7, which is helpful to those balancing work and family obligations. Students are given up to 18 months to complete the program, but many finish sooner because previously earned high school credits can be transferred.

For more information or questions, contact us by email, opens a new window or get started today by visiting, opens a new window and completing a self-assessment.

You can also attend our virtual workshop, Tech Café: Career Online High School, opens a new window, on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 5:30 PM. Register, opens a new window in advance and our Tech Café experts will show you how the program works and how to get started. There will also be time for Q&A.