Career Online High School

Park County Public Libraries, in partnership with the Colorado State Library and Gale, part of Cengage Learning, offers adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online through Career Online High School.

The library’s pilot program provides a limited number of scholarships to qualified adult learners who are looking to expand their career opportunities, prepare for workforce entry and continue their education.

About Career Online High School

Career Online High School is committed to preparing students for the workforce and post-secondary education by delivering innovative career-based education in a supportive, engaging environment.

Career Online High School (COHS) was developed in 2012 through a partnership between Cengage Learning and Smart Horizons Career Online Education, the first private accredited, online school district in the United States. COHS provides affordable, career-based online education opportunities for the millions of adults in the United States without high school diplomas. Since its launch, COHS has been recognized as part of a Commitment to Action by the Clinton Global Initiative and acknowledged at the White House College Opportunity Summit.

Through a career-based approach, COHS is designed to prepare students for the workplace or postsecondary programs. Concurrently with a high school diploma, students earn a career certificate in areas such as Child Care (CDA), Retail Customer Service, Commercial Driving, Office Management, Food and Hospitality, Homeland Security, and Certified Protection Officer.

Applicants who successfully complete an online self-assessment and prerequisite course, followed by an in-person interview, will be considered for enrollment.

Once enrolled in the program, Career Online High School pairs each student with an online academic coach, who provides the student with an individual career path, 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.
To learn more about the program:

For further information contact:

Pat McClellan, Park County Public Library Manager

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