Online Diploma Pathway for College

Because Citizens High School is a nationally and regionally accredited online academy, our coursework is designed to meet the rigorous academic standards expected for students applying to four-year colleges or universities. Traditional bricks-and-mortar high schools are no longer the only option for college hopefuls… Citizens High School makes pursuing a collegiate future possible from the convenience of home or anywhere with an internet connection.

The Citizens High School college pathway is made up of challenging courses, including advanced Math, English, and Science, as well as preparation for material typically included on standardized tests such as the ACT and SAT. CHS graduates have been accepted by some of the top universities in the United States and internationally.  For a list of where our graduates have attended click here.

About the Program

Flexible Enrollment – At CHS you can enroll at anytime, all you need to do is complete a simple application with payment and start your courses. To receive credit for previous courses at a local high school, students can submit transcripts within the first 30 days for transfer credit. 


Degree Requirements

24 Credits

Core Courses


Elective Courses


Program features

  • Supports Multiple Career Tracks
  • 16 Week Courses - with self-paced study that can be completed more quickly if desired
  • Student-Centered Lessons
  • Tailor Your Electives to Support Your Goals
Diploma for College | 24 Credits

Fulfills all high school graduation and diploma requirements, PLUS additional coursework required for college and university admissions

  • 4 year program
  • 6 credits per year
  • Most courses available in English or Spanish
  • Must complete 25% of the credits with CHS to earn diploma
$69 per month

Your Path to College Starts Here

Our 24-credit college track diploma supplies essential coursework in key areas of study with the flexibility to customize class selection to reflect areas that interest you.  Below is a sample of a course map of a student in the college diploma pathway.

English IEnglish IIEnglish IIIEnglish IV
Algebra 1GeometryAlgebra 2Math Elective
Science ElectiveBiologyScience ElectiveForeign Language II
World HistoryUS HistoryGovt. /EconomicsElective
Fine Arts Elective PEForeign Language IElective

Graduation Requirements

CHS has designed its graduation requirements to match that of most colleges and universities in the United States, while at the same time giving you the flexibility to tailor your education to your interest.

High School Credits Required For Graduation

  • 4 English
  • 4 Math
  • 3 Science
  • 3 Social Studies
  • 1 Physical Education
  • 1 Fine Arts
  • 2 Foreign Languages
  • 6 Electives

Extensive Curriculum

From Pre-Calculus to Economics all the way to Speech Communications and Journalism, at CHS we have one of the most diverse catalogs of courses available.  With over 200 courses to choose from, we have something for everyone. View our Course Catalog

Transfer Credit

At Citizens High School we will accept up to 75% of credits that you have previously earned.  This can reduce your overall costs by up to $2,484. Learn more here

Fully Accredited

Citizens High School is the second oldest nationally accredited distance learning high school in the U.S.  CHS is also regionally accredited just like your local public school.  Learn more here.  

Paying for School - Affordable Pricing

CHS believes that everyone should have access to affordable, high-quality online education.  That is why we keep our tuition as low as possible at $69 per month. Learn more here.  

Refund Policy – Sometimes unexpected situations occur and we understand.  That is why we have a student-friendly, easy to understand refund policy.  Learn more here


Textbook-Based Education: Citizens High School Unplugged

Not everyone is keen on the idea of studying entirely online when it comes to earning a high school diploma. Citizens High School’s correspondence program provides students with an unplugged, textbook-based distance learning experience that provides the opportunity to earn a high school diploma from anywhere in the world. Our unplugged students use textbooks that we’ve created to help complete coursework independently – allowing them to innovate the way they graduate.

Unplugged Diploma for College| 24 Credits

Fulfills all high school graduation and diploma requirements, PLUS additional coursework required for college and university admissions using a a traditional correspondence model of learning. 

  • 3 year program
  • 6 credits per year
  • Textbooks shipped within 48 hours to your door
  • Must complete 25% of the credits with CHS to earn diploma
$99 per month

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Online High School Options

Whether you need a full course path to get an accredited High School diploma, or just want to take some Individual Courses, we have exactly  what you need.  

Diploma for a
Better Job

Tired of the same old dead end jobs?  Finally graduate and move  on up!

Diploma to Get
Into College

Prepare yourself  for the next step in your academic journey with our 24 credit hour diploma track . 

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Browse our catalog to see over 100 exciting courses you can take for credit  or for fun!


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