Earn Your High School Diploma Online

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Over 11,000 adults have graduated from Career Online High School. Now, thanks to the Santa Monica Public Library, you can, too.

Next Steps:

1. Choose a Career Path and enroll in Part 1: Prerequisite course.

2. Complete Part 1: Prerequisite course within 2 weeks.

3. Once completed, we will contact you to discuss next steps.

  • Am I Eligible?

    To be eligible, you must:

    •       Be 18 years or older
    •       Be proficient in using computers as this is an online program
    •       Have access to a computer or electronic device to complete courses (the library can lend you a laptop and/or a Wi-Fi hotspot, if necessary)
    •       Complete the Are You Ready survey
    •       Commit 8-10 hours per week to study and complete coursework
    •       Possess or register for a Santa Monica Public Library card
  • About the Program

    Time & Effort

    • Finish your first course in 2 weeks
    • Plan to spend 8–10 hours per week on your courses
    • Graduate in an average of 12–14 months
    • Take up to 18 months to graduate

    Transfer Credit

    You can transfer in credit from past schools, the GED®, or the HiSET® to graduate faster. We will show you how to request transcripts.

    Personalized Support

    We help you succeed with:

    • Dedicated academic coach
    • Support from certified instructors 
    • Technical help
    • Career guidance and support

    Accreditation

    Accredited by Cognia/NCA/SACS/NWAC

    Cognia accredited

    Technology Requirements

    Complete your courses anywhere you are using a mobile device, tablet, laptop, or computer. See Technology Requirements.

    What Courses Will I Take?

    (Skip any you have transfer credit for):

    • 4 Career Elective Courses
    • 4 English
    • 4 Social Studies & Health
    • 3 Math
    • 3 Science