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Career Online High School


Earn a High School Diploma and a Career Certificate for Free in Just 18 Months!

The Los Angeles Public Library has partnered with Gale/Cengage to offer grants so adult learners can obtain a free high school diploma and career certificate with Career Online High School.

Join over 90 Angelenos who have graduated using this innovative curriculum that offers the convenience of an anytime-anywhere online learning platform, and interactive, engaging content that can help you achieve your educational goals. This opportunity is for:

  • Students who value flexibility – courses are 100% online and always available

  • Students who can benefit from skills-based, career-focused curriculum

  • Students who like personalized support from an academic coach

  • Adults 19 or older who live in or work for the City of Los Angeles

To get startedanswer a few online questions to see if the program is right for you. You do not need to be a U.S. Citizen or provide transcripts to get started. After completing the self-assessment you can register for a pre-requisite course.

For more information about how you can qualify for a free grant, read the Career Online High School FAQ or the Los Angeles Public Library student recruitment website. You can also contact the Office of Education and Literacy at 213-228-7540 or