Learn About the Program
Explore this website in depth to learn about the Career Online High School program and how it works. We encourage you to make the decision that is right for you. Research all of your options so that you can make an informed decision. If you determine that earning an accredited high school diploma while gaining real-world career skills is the best option for you, take the self-assessment, which includes an essay question, to proceed with applying to Career Online High School.
Interested in the program?
To learn about the Career Online High School (COHS), please review these questions and answers.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Career Online High School (COHS)?
Who can apply to COHS?
Adult residents who are at least 19-years-old, have successfully completed 9th grade and wish to earn their high school diploma. Minors should pursue their high school education through existing high school programs.
Program applicants must have a public library card in good standing or be willing to apply for a library card.
What type of career certification will be offered?
Through COHS, students may earn a certificate in the following areas:
Childcare and Education
Certified Protection Officer (Security Officer)
Certified Transportation Services (Trucker/Commercial Driver)
General Career Preparation
Retail Customer Service Skills
Food Service and Customer Service Skills
What is the career portfolio?
Is all coursework web-based?
Is all coursework in English?
Will I need to purchase textbooks?
How long will it take for students to complete the program?
What is the history of COHS?
Is COHS accredited?
Career Online High School is accredited as an online school district by the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) accreditation seal. This means that the SHCOE district and all of its schools are accredited, and that Smart Horizons Career Online Education is recognized across the nation as a quality school system, delivering a SACS accredited private online high school diploma.
Students and community members can learn more about the district accreditation process at www.advanc-ed.org.
Will my local community colleges and universities accept a Career Online High School diploma?
What if I need help with the admissions process following graduation?
Is COHS staff credentialed? When are they available to assist students?
Does the Library offer other resources for education and job preparation?
How do I get started?
After you have successfully finished the self-assessment, you will be contacted by the library within 5 business days to discuss the prerequisite course. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be contacted by the library within 5 days to schedule an interview and discuss your application into the program