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Career online high school

Career Online High School

Earn your fully accredited high school diploma and a career certificate – free and entirely online! If you are an SFPL card holder, California resident, and 19 years of age or older, Career Online High School could be for you.

Application Process

Step 1: Fill out the self-assessment questionaire. 

Step 2: Begin the 2 week prerequisite course. (You will be asked to create a free account.) The prequisite course is 15 hours of work, which must be completed within two weeks of starting.

Step 3: After you successfully complete the prerequisite course, we will contact you for a phone or video interview.

If enrolled in COHS through San Francisco Public Library, students will receive a full scholarship. 

Enrolled students should 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.

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.

Contact Us

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

"I wanted to give my kids an example by finishing my education….I want to be a healthcare interpreter, along with being able to help children as a social worker as my new career path." – Rosalinda, 2020 graduate