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Get Your High School Diploma Online

Career Online High School

San Francisco Public Library now offers a fully accredited online high school diploma and career certification program through Career Online High School (COHS). COHS is available via the internet, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. San Francisco Public Library is funding a limited number of scholarships available to SFPL card holders who are California residents and 19 years of age or older.

Application Process

In order to enroll, students must fill out an online self-assessment questionaire which includes a short essay question. After completing the self-assessment, potential students will receive a link via email to access a 2 week prerequisite course.

Those who successfully complete the prerequisite course with 70% or higher within two weeks or less will be invited to an informal in-person interview at the Main Library to discuss eligibility, program requirements, and strategies for success.

If enrolled in COHS through San Francisco Public Library, we will award students a full scholarship. Upon scholarship award, students must request transcripts from any accredited high school previously attended. Career Online High School will then determine whether any previously completed coursework will apply to COHS credits. Click here for a transcript request form.

Career Certificates

You will earn an accredited career certificate as you work toward your high school diploma.

Students will choose a major from one of the following high-growth, high-demand career fields:

More Information

Visit San Francisco Public Library’s Career Online High School page for more detailed information about the program, including frequently asked questions.

Student Self-Assessment

Check out the online self-assessment, to see if Career Online High School is a good fit for you.

Prerequisite Course

After you complete the self-asessment, create an account to access the prerequisite course here.

Contact Us

Have a question or don't know where to start? Email us at and we'll get back to you. You can also give us a call at (415) 557-4388.

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