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Career Online High School


Los Angeles Public Library / Career Online High School
Get the Education and Career Skills You Need to Succeed

The Los Angeles Public Library, in partnership with Gale/Cengage, offers adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online through Smart Horizons Career Online Education’s Career Online High School (COHS). 

The library’s pilot program provides a limited number of free grants to qualified adult learners who are looking to advance their careers, prepare for workforce entry or continue their education. 

Applicants who successfully complete an online self-assessment and a 2 week prerequisite course, followed by an in-person interview, will be considered for a grant to attend Career Online High School (COHS). 

Once enrolled, COHS pairs each student with an 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 be considered for the program, applicants must:
• Be an adult aged 19 or over
• Be a resident of the City of Los Angeles or an employee of the City of Los Angeles
• Have a library account in good standing

To begin the online self-assessment & apply:

More information about the Career Online High School Program may be found in our FAQ, available here:

Or through our student recruitment site here:

To access courses: