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  • The Santa Monica Public Library is excited to offer a limited number of scholarships for Career Online High School (COHS). This new program, funded by the California State Library, offers adult students the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and a career certificate.

    To apply for a scholarship for Career Online High School, you must:


    If you are selected for the program, you will have the opportunity to:

    • Take a 2-week prerequisite course. Upon completion, you can enroll in the full program.
    • Take classes online, with the flexibility to access classwork 24/7.
    • Be supported by certified instructors and an academic coach.
    • Earn an accredited high school diploma while preparing for a career in one of 8 high-demand, high-growth fields.
    • Graduate with the tools to advance in your profession or take the next step in your education.

    Program Quick Facts


    • The program consists of 18 credits total (see Graduation Requirements for breakdown.)
    • You earn both your high school diploma and a certificate in your choice of career area.
    • You create a career portfolio containing important documents such as your resume and cover letters.
    • You will be given up to 18 months to complete the program.
    • It may be possible for you to transfer credits from previously completed accredited high school courses, which will shorten your completion time.
    • The program is self-paced. Each credit is designed to be completed over one month.

    Questions should be directed to Stephanie Archer, Montana Avenue Branch Manager, Santa Monica Public Library: stephanie.archer@smgov.net or (310) 458-8308.

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