Career Online High School



El Dorado County Library's Career Online High School (COHS) offers adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online.  You can advance in your career or take the next step in your education once you graduate.  The Library supports you from enrollment to graduation so that you can achieve your goals.

The library's program provides a limited number of scholarships to qualified adult learners. 

Applicant requirements

  • Be 18 or older
  • Live in El Dorado County
  • Have an El Dorado County Library card in good standing
  • Be willing to spend at least 10 hours a week on coursework
  • Be comfortable reading, writing, and speaking in English
  • Be comfortable using technology
  • Have completed at least the 8th grade

Getting Started

Step 1-Read the Frequently Asked Questions about Career Online High School.

Step 2-Take the online survey to see if Career Online High School is a good match for you.

Step 3-El Dorado County Library will contact all eligible applicants within one week to do a phone screening.  Prospective students will then enroll in a one-semester prerequisite career course.  After you enroll, you must complete the prerequisite course with 14 days and keep track of your hours.

Step 4-Once you successfully complete the prerequisite course, El Dorado County Library will contact you to schedule a personal interview, usually through Zoom.

Step 5-Successfully complete probation period within 30 days in order to keep your scholarship.


Interviews and scholarships will be offered on a first-come, first-qualified basis.  For more information, contact