Adult Learning Program: Our Adult Learning Program allows for adults with busy schedules to get on track and earn their high school diploma in a few months.

Reasons why enrolling in the Citizens High School Adult Learning Program is right for you:

  • You are looking to enroll in a career college or other post-secondary school
  • You are looking for a promotion or looking to change careers
  • You have earned your GED previously but are looking to improve your job prospects with a high school diploma
  • You are looking to inspire your children
  • You are looking to enjoy a higher quality of life
  • You are wanting to improve your skills in your profession while also improving your employability
  • You have aspirations of joining the military

CHS Adult Learning Program Benefits:

  • Citizens Online High School provides online students the CHS Express Course which walks you through how to bring your previously earned credits to CHS. Learn More
  • You can earn credit(s) for skills and knowledge that you have learned on the job through our Prior Learning Assessment. Learn More
  • You can test-out of core academic courses where you have a good knowledge base, you just did not earn the credit while in high school.
  • Receive credit for courses you completed at your previous high school(s). 

  • Choose from over 200 high school courses that can be tailored to your career plans. 
  • Learn from phone using the Canvas Mobile app
  • High School courses taught by state-certified teachers in either online or paper-based correspondence course formats. 

For nearly 40 years, CHS has helped adult students achieve their goal of earning an accredited high school diploma so that they improve their career prospects and potentially enroll in a college or vocational school. Now you can easily achieve your goal, without spending lots of time or money. If you would like to view some of our more popular courses, click on the button below and follow the instructions. We will give you access to our courses with no obligation to enroll.

Explore some of the other courses we offer in our Course Catalog

Online Options - Your Path to Success Starts Today

Choose from our Online Diploma Pathways for $69 per month, or our CHS Express course which allows you to transfer in credits, earn credits for prior work and skills and earn credit for concepts you have mastered for just $125!

CHS Express

$ 125
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  • Expedites your progress towards earning your diploma
  • Once completed you can enroll in any diploma track you choose
  • Assist in transferring in credit and Prior Learning Assessment
  • Links to test-outs
  • Complete in just a few days
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Diploma for College | 24 Credits

$ 69 Per Month
  • Fulfills high school diploma requirements, plus additional coursework required for college admissions.
  • 4 year program
  • 6 credits per year
  • Most courses available in English or Spanish
  • Must complete 25% of the credits with COHS to earn diploma

Diploma for Career | 18 Credits

$ 69 Per Month
  • Fulfills high school diploma requirements in order to graduate and move on to a career.
  • 3 year program
  • 6 credits per year
  • Language learning aids available
  • Must complete 25% of the credits with COHS to earn diploma

Citizens Offline - Learn Using Textbooks

Our self-paced, correspondence-based learning options are perfect for those who prefer textbooks over computers and other devices.

Offline Diploma for College | 24 Credits

$ 99 Per Month
  • Fulfills high school diploma requirements, plus additional coursework required for college admissions.
  • 4 year program
  • 6 credits per year
  • Textbooks shipped within 48 hours to your door
  • Must complete 25% of the credits with COHS to earn diploma

Offline Diploma for Career | 18 Credits

$ 99 Per Month
  • Fulfills high school diploma requirements in order to graduate and move on to a career.
  • 3 year program
  • 6 credits per year
  • Textbooks shipped within 48 hours to your door
  • Must complete 25% of the credits with COHS to earn diploma

About the Adult Learning Program

Fast-Track to a Diploma
Whether you have been out of a school for a year or for a decade it is never too late to earn your high school diploma. Our new CHS Express course will walk through the process of transferring your credits as well as allow you to test-out of courses you have a strong knowledge base on. Additionally, learning does not stop once you leave school, this is why we provide adult students to complete a Prior Learning Assessment to earn credits for your skills and experiences you have gained since leaving high school. This course allows the adult learner to accumulate credits which will reduce the time and money it takes to earn their high school diploma. Learn More

Flexibility – Your Learning, Your Choices, Your Time
Our self-paced curriculum provides students the flexibility of completing their coursework within a 16-week timeframe. This focused learning framework allows students to explore their knowledge on a deeper level. Learn More

Fully Accredited
Citizens Online High School is the second oldest nationally accredited distance learning high school in the U.S.  COHS is also regionally accredited just like your local public school.  Learn More

Transfer Credits
At Citizens Online High School we will accept up to 75% of credits that you have previously earned.  This can reduce both your overall costs and the time it takes to graduate. Learn More


Yes, COHS is nationally accredited by DEAC (Distance Education Accrediting Commission).  COHS has been nationally accredited for nearly 40 years, making us the second oldest active nationally accredited distance education high school in the United States. We are also Regionally- Accredited with Middle States Association.

Yes, while COHS does not guarantee employment or acceptance into a specific college or university, our diploma is nationally accredited and our credits are accepted at most public and private universities. For those students interested in continuing their educations at 4-year institutions, we strongly recommend enrollment in our College Diploma track. For students interested in entering directly into the workforce, we suggest completing the Career Diploma track.

At time of sign up you will be required to give a credit/debit card.  This card will be charged every 30 days.

COHS is confident you will be satisfied with your choice in education. Should you change your mind, COHS will refund your tuition according to the following refund policy per the requirements set forth by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission.  Our refund policy is designed for what is in the best of the student and parent. For more information about our refund policy click here.

Our classes are designed to be completed in 16 weeks. Which means you will complete one lesson per week. Each of our lessons are engaging and interactive. See for yourself in our course demo.

Our courses are designed to be completed in 16 weeks, by taking one lesson per week. By doubling or tripling the amount of lessons you complete each week, you can finish a course in as little as 28 days. It is up to you to set the pace that works best for your schedule.

Your CHS teachers are here to help!  You can reach out to your teacher via email, telephone, or text message.  On the home page of each course, each teacher provides their listed phone number, be prepared to leave a detailed voice message including your name, course, phone number, and a brief description of your specific question.  Teachers will return your phone call or email within two business days.  Typically, our response time is much faster, and our faculty are eager to support your success.

Yes, all students who enroll with Citizens High School as a student will be provided a transcript.  Students who need a transcript from COHS can simply click on Request Transcript and receive a transcript from us.

For best performance, you should access your courses with a computer that supports the most recent browser versions.  It is recommended to use a computer five years old or newer with at least 1GB of RAM.  You can also access your courses with the Canvas Student app.  The Canvas Student app can be easily downloaded from your App Store.  For parents, there is also the Canvas Parent App which allows you to track your students progress, see their current grades, and communicate with the teacher. 

There are multiple ways in which a student or parent can get help and ask questions. You can live chat with our student services department via the website, or send us an email at You can also call our student services or academics team at 1-866-740-4053 Monday through Friday 9AM – 5PM Eastern Standard Time. 

Citizens High School Offline courses can be completed from any location in the world, at any time of the day. You pick the setting and time that works for you. Instead of completing your studies online in front of a computer, the Offline course learning materials are mailed to your location. You are not required to have a computer or internet access to complete CHS Offline courses.

No, there are no additional fees, all textbooks and learning materials required to complete each course are included in the cost of the course and are yours to keep following your graduation from CHS.

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