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Citizens Diploma for Career Program

Preparing students to pursue rewarding career pathways

Reasons why the CHS Career Diploma Program is right for you:

Career Diploma Program Advantages

  • Learn from easy to follow engaging lessons designed by subject matter experts in their respective fields

  • State Certified Teachers are there to guide, assist and encourage you at every step of your studies.  You are never allowed to struggle or lose focus, you will succeed

  • Regionally and Nationally Accredited Diploma Program specifically designed so you can start a career, get a promotion, join the military, or enroll with a trade school
  • Choose from an extensive list of accredited courses and electives to better prepare you for your chosen career pathway
  • Receive credit for previous courses you completed at your local high school allowing you to take only the credits necessary
Graduate when you want, on your schedule

For almost 40 years CHS has provided accredited High School Diploma pathways. Why not join the thousands of successful students who earned their High School diploma through CHS?

With regional and national accreditation – CHS is the trusted name in online High School education. To learn more about our accreditation, please visit our accreditation page

Explore the courses available in our CHS Online Diploma for Career Course Catalog

High School Credits Required for Career Studies Graduation

Our 18 credit hour career diploma track is designed to provide you an academic foundation, while also helping prepare you for your career.

Your path to a new career starts here. Program features include:

Diploma for Career | 18 Credits

Fulfills high school diploma requirements in order to Graduate and move on to a career!

$69 per month

Sample 4-Year Course Plan

9th10th11th12th
English IEnglish IIEnglish IIIEnglish IV
Pre-AlgebraAlgebra IPersonal FinanceGeometry
Science IScience + Lab I (Biology)Science + Lab IIFine Arts Course
World HistoryUS HistoryGov't/EconomicsElective
ElectiveElective

Enrolling in our Online High School is Easy

1 - Click Enroll Now

Click on the Enroll Now button below and fill out our online high school admissions form.

2 - Submit Payment

Submit the first tuition payment to the online high school admissions department.

3 - Start Learning

Admissions will send you a login to begin your orientation course immediately.

Student Testimonial: Neredys Cruz

The teachers were excellent, always willing to help and even offer tutoring to me. The courses were excellent. They were not easy, but not impossible for me to manage by myself. So, (choosing) Citizens High School was one of the best decisions that I have made.

Neredys Cruz, Citizens High School Graduate

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Citizens High School?CHS is a private online high school that is regionally and nationally accredited with the mission to provide high-quality distance education for all students to improve their economic and social mobility.GeneralPageITAcademy
Is Citizens High School accredited?Yes, Citizens High School is regionally accredited through the MSACESS (Middle States Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools). We are also 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. Learn more here.GeneralPageCollegeDiploma PageTranferCredit PageIndivCourse PageHomeSchoolGeneral PageCareerDiploma PageInternationalTransfer PageAdultLearner
When can I enroll?You can enroll with CHS at any time.  Just click HERE to start the enrollment process.GeneralPageITAcademy PageBibleStudies
Can I transfer credits FROM my current or previous school?

Citizens High School may accept 75% to 100% of credits that you have previously earned elsewhere. This can reduce both your overall costs and the time it takes to graduate. Learn more here. 

TransferCreditPageCareerDiploma PageCollegeDiploma
Can I Transfer High School Credits Earned At Citizens High School TO Another High School?Yes. CHS is a DEAC-accredited high school, which means our courses and diplomas are accepted by high schools, colleges, and universities nationwide. We will provide an official transcript at your request to any educational institution. Please note, acceptance of CHS credits is ultimately up to the recipient school's discretion.TransferCreditPageTranferCredit
Are all CHS teachers state certified?Yes. All teachers at CHS are state certified.TeachersPageCollegeDiploma PageBibleStudies PageAfricanAmericanStudies PageLearningPOD PageIndivCourse PageCivicsAcademy PageITAcademy PageSchoolSolutions
How long does it take to complete an online course?Its up to you. Courses can be competed in as little as 28 days (one month). The cost is $49 per month. The quicker you complete the course, the less costly.GeneralPageIndivCourse PageCivicsAcademy PageITAcademy PageAfricanAmericanStudies
Are All Online Courses and Programs Completed Entirely Online?Yes, all courses and materials for CHS Online are completed online. The only exception to this policy will be in the science courses where hands-on experiments may be conducted using materials found around the home. Also some electives may require specialized equipment, but those items will be listed in the course syllabus for those specific courses.GeneralPageCollegeDiploma PageInternationalTransfer
Can I work at my own pace?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 little as 28 days. It is up to you to set the pace that works best for your schedule.GeneralPageAdmissions PageInternationalTransfer PageAdultLearner PageCareerDiploma PageCollegeDiploma PageIndivCourse
Do you offer high school diploma programs for struggling students?Yes, we do. All of our diploma programs allow struggling students to complete the requirements for his or her diploma at their own pace. The general studies program is designed for students who want to enter the job market, the military, or continue their education at a technical school or community college. Our academic studies program is designed for students who want to enter a four-year college or university. GeneralPageCollegeDiploma PageInfoHSStudent
Does Citizens High School offer a diploma?Yes, Citizens  High School offers two diplomas.  A Career Pathway diploma which requires 18 credits to earn and is designed for students looking enter the workforce directly or join the military after high school.  Additionally, there is the College Pathway diploma which requires 24 credits to earn and is designed for students looking to go to college after high school.  Our diploma is both regionally and nationally accredited, which means it is accepted all U.S. accredited colleges and universities. GeneralPageHomeSchoolGeneral
How Much is Tuition at Citizens High School for an Online Diploma?The CHS Online tuition model is simple  - only $69 per month and you can take up to two courses at one time. There are no hidden fees, just study at your own pace, in your own environment.CostAndPaymentPageCareerDiploma PageCollegeDiploma PageAdmissions
How long does it take for an assignment to be graded?Once assignments are received at CHS, we upload and send your assignments to your instructor within 48 hours. From there, your instructor has 48 hours to grade and complete the submission. CHS will then return your assignment within 48 hours.AssignmentsPageBibleStudies
What if I fail my exams?If you fail an exam, your instructor will provide the graded exam detailing areas for continued study and mastery. As well, the instructor will recommend a phone, email or online meeting to discuss areas of concern and assist with mastery of the various topics necessary for success. CHS is committed to your success and thus, our students are able to retake exams with continued instructor support at no extra cost.AssignmentsPageCollegeDiploma
What is the grading policy/scale?Grading Scale for CHS courses is as follows:

A = 100% -90%
B = 89% - 80%
C = 79% - 70%
D = 69% - 60%
F = Below 60%
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How long does it take for an online assignment to be graded?Once assignments are received by your instructor they have 24 hours to action your assignment and post the results.AssignmentsPageBibleStudies PageAfricanAmericanStudies PageIndivCourse
What if I fail my exams?If you fail an exam, your instructor will provide the graded exam detailing areas for continued study and mastery. As well, the instructor will recommend a phone, email or online meeting to discuss areas of concern and assist with mastery of the various topics necessary for success. CHS is committed to your success and thus, our students are able to retake exams with continued instructor support at no extra cost.AssignmentsPageCareerDiploma PageOffline PageIncarcerated
What do Citizens High Schools courses look like?Our classes are designed to be completed in 16 weeks, which means you will complete one lesson per week. However, in our self-paced model, if you want to accelerate your pace, it is possible to complete a course in a month. Each of our lessons are engaging and interactive. See for yourself in our course demo.GeneralPageCollegeDiploma PageBibleStudies PageAfricanAmericanStudies PageAdultLearner PageIndivCourse PageCivicsAcademy
What colleges and universities do online high school graduates attend?Citizens High School is committed to making sure that our students are prepared to flourish in the college or university of their choice. Thats why CHS Online Diploma Pathway for College Program, with its rigorous curriculum and academic support, fully prepares students for College and University. Check out our Tradition of Excellence page to see where our grads attend college.GeneralPageCollegeDiploma PageInternationalTransfer
Do I have to choose between Online and Offline Programs?No, we can create a customizable online and textbook-based distance learning solution that utilize any and all combinations to suit your school or district.General OfflinePageSchoolSolutions
Can I request to switch programs at any time during the course of my studies with CHS?Yes, studying at CHS is flexible and geared toward your satisfaction and success. If you wish to switch to another program just contact Student Services directly at: studentservices@citizenshighschool.com , or call us at 866-955-8798. General OfflinePageBibleStudies PageEspInEng PageCareerDiploma PageCollegeDiploma
Can I take individual courses for credit recovery rather than a full HS Diploma?Yes, the Individual Course Program allows students to get ahead of their current class or make-up credits missed in previous years. You can take as many courses as you wish to reach your goal of graduation.GeneralPageOffline PageIncarcerated
Can I use my CHS diploma to attend an American college or university?Yes, while a CHS diploma does not guarantee acceptance into a specific college or university, our diploma is regionally accredited, and our credits are accepted at most public and private universities.  For international students, interested in continuing their education at a 4-year institution, we strongly recommend enrollment in our College Diploma track and verifying the university will accept our credits.GeneralPageInternationalTransfer
Can I Use My Online High School Diploma To Attend College Or Gain Employment?Yes, while CHS 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.GeneralPageAdultLearner PageCareerDiploma PageCollegeDiploma
Can't I take the GED equivalency exam and be done with it?Although taking the GED may seem faster, nothing can replace the learning experience of proper schooling. High school equivalency exams only satisfy prerequisites but do not provide students with discipline that comes from completing high school coursework to meet established academic requirements for acceptance to a post-secondary school, the military, or workforce.GeneralPageInfoHSStudent
Do I have to be a full-time student at CHS to take Biblical Studies courses?No, you can just take individual courses and then transfer those credits that you have earned to your local school or add them to your homeschool portfolio.GeneralPageBibleStudies
Do I have to be a full-time student at CHS to take courses in the IT Academy?No, you can just take individual courses and then transfer those credits that you have earned to your local school or add them to your homeschool portfolio.GeneralPageITAcademy
Do I have to be a student at CHS to use the CHS High School Planner?No.  The High School Planner is free for anyone to use.  Just sign up and begin planning your high school experience.GeneralPageLearningPOD
Do I have to enroll as a student to use CHS curriculum?No, families looking only for online high school curriculum the ability to access our online courses without being taught by one of our faculty members.  Check out Parent Directed Learning section for more information.GeneralPageHomeSchoolGeneral
Do you offer a high school diploma program for student athletes?Yes, we understand the challenges that student athletes face and how easy it is for them to fall behind in their schoolwork. Whether your student athlete's ultimate goal is to go to college, attend a trade school, enter the workforce, or join the military, a high school diploma is the gold standard for graduation.GeneralPageInfoHSStudent
Do you offer both a diploma for a career or college to students?Yes, we do. The general studies program is designed for students who want to enter the job market, the military, or continue their education at a technical school or community college. Our academic studies program is designed for students who want to enter a four-year college or university. Both allow struggling students to complete the requirements for his or her diploma at their own pace.GeneralPageInfoHSStudent
Does Citizens High School offer assistance to help me plan my courses?Yes, Citizens High School aids high school students looking to determine which courses they should take based on their post-high school plans.  By utilizing our Best Future Finder students can map their previous and current course schedule based on the previous courses they have completed and needing to take to earn their diploma.  This tool is free and open to all students.GeneralPageInternationalTransfer
How can I make sure my student is getting enough socialization?There are many homeschool groups and co-ops available for families so socializing your child shouldn't be a concern. These groups offer activities such as field trips, play dates, and other fun events for families to take part in together. If you will be doing the teaching, homeschooling groups can be helpful in connecting you with other parents who can be a sounding board when you have questions. GeneralPageHomeSchoolGeneral
How can I transfer my passion for social justice and change into high school (and possibly, college) credit?Through CHS's innovative and application-based program, students create their own unique and customized study pathway. The program can be tailored to allow students to study, research, and deploy projects, initiatives, and service-learning experiences to earn credit while making an impact.GeneralPageCivicsAcademy
How do I contact my teacher if I am struggling or require assistance for the Online Program?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.TeachersPageInternationalTransfer PageCareerDiploma PageCollegeDiploma PageAdultLearner PageIndivCourse
How do I get help and ask questions from Citizens High School?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 studentservices@citizenshighschool.com. You can also call our student services or academics team at 1-866-740-4053 Monday through Friday 9AM - 5PM Eastern Standard Time.GeneralPageTranferCredit PageHomeSchoolGeneral PageAdultLearner PageIndivCourse PageCollegeDiploma PageInternationalTransfer
How do students contact their teachers?Students can email their teachers through the course. Also, many teachers have contact hours where you can call or text your teacher.TeachersPageITAcademy
How many courses can I take at one time in the Online Individual Course Program?Students can sign up for up to 6 individual courses at a time. However, CHS suggests no more than three courses if you are currently a full time student or working full time or part time.GeneralPageBibleStudies PageIndivCourse PageCivicsAcademy PageAfricanAmericanStudies
How will my volunteer, activism, and civic engagement apply to my learning experiences?You and your teacher will create a contract learning plan, inclusive of reading, writing, presentation, and documentation of your activities. Further, you'll be exposed to great leaders who have transformed the world from which to learn, draw inspiration, and create your own leadership plan. GeneralPageCivicsAcademy
Is a high school diploma better than a GED credential?Although the edge typically goes to students who hold a high school diploma, a GED, or certificate of completion for a high school equivalency exam, may satisfy entry requirements for a local community college. However, most four-year institutions prefer a high school transcript with a diploma or a transfer after completing junior college coursework.GeneralPageInfoHSStudent
What sorts of social and civic engagement are allowed?There is great flexibility in this program, as we know deep learning occurs when we learn about and direct our studies to topics that inspire us.What sorts of social and civic engagement are allowed?GeneralPageCivicsAcademy
Who issues the certificate or credential for IT Courses?This depends on which certificate you are looking to earn Microsoft, Adobe, Google, etc…all offer certification exams.PageITAcademy
Why do you offer 2 courses at a time in the Diploma Program?At Citizens High School we believe that a student taking 2 courses at a time provides for ample opportunity to be laser-focused on the academic topics at hand; promotes developing individual relationships with their instructor; and allows the student to fully master the designated subject area. Depending on a student's learning style and preferences, there are certainly benefits to getting really immersed in 2 topical areas at any given time.GeneralPageAdmissions
Why Isn't The Citizens High School Program Free Like It Is In The Public Schools?CHS is a private school and funded through tuition paid by the students, unlike public schools that are funded by the state and federal taxes paid by residents.GeneralPageAdmissions
Why isn't the CHS high school program free like it is in the public schools?CHS is a private school and funded through tuition paid by the students, unlike public schools which are funded by state and federal taxes. Our tuition helps ensure access to the best-available technologies, the ongoing development of customized courses, and highly qualified instructors no matter where our students live or from where they choose to study.GeneralPageCollegeDiploma
Will students earn any Technology certifications or credentials?Citizens High School IT courses help prepare students to take one or more IT certification exams, while passing the course does not guarantee earning the certification, CHS believes so strongly this course will prepare you for the exam if you do not pass you can retake the prep course for no charge.GeneralPageITAcademy
How do I request a course(s) to be added to my Gradebook?On the left side menu, click on Home School Courses.  Then a catalog of courses will appear, select the course your student is currently taking by clicking on Register for the course(s) of interest.  Then once you have selected the course(s) you want to have in the Gradebook, go to the shopping cart on the right top of the screen and click the cart.  In the next screen, you will confirm the courses you are selecting.  You can then select Dashboard or Gradebook on the left side menu, and your courses should be present.HomeSchoolPageHomeSchoolTutorial
Can I receive credit for courses completed through homeschooling?Yes, for a homeschool student to receive credit for courses completed via home education, our admissions team will need to review your home school portfolio. For information on transferring home school credits, click here.HomeSchool TrasnferCreditPageCareerDiploma PageCollegeDiploma
Can my homeschooler go to college?Yes, almost all colleges now not only accept homeschool students, but also have specific admission practices and policies published on their websites so that families know exactly what they need to submit to the university of college they are interested in attending.HomeSchoolPageHomeSchoolGeneral
Do I have to homeschool forever?No, a student can re-enter their local school or private school at any time if as a family they decide that homeschool is not a good fit at that time.HomeSchoolPageHomeSchoolGeneral
Does Citizens High School provide a transcript for Home School Transfers?Yes, all students who enroll with Citizens High School as a student will be provided a transcript.  Additionally, those students and parents who utilize the Homeschool Admin Manager tool will have access to build a transcript for their homeschool student as well.  Students who need a transcript from CHS can simply click on Request Transcript and receive a transcript from us.HomeSchoolPageHomeSchoolGeneral
How do I add another student to my Home School account?Next to your name on the top of the dashboard, you will see a tab for Create New Application.  Click the tab and then a new application will come up.  Please add all of the basic information on the student and their address.  Once you have done that click save at the bottom and you are all set.HomeSchoolPageHomeSchoolTutorial PageHomeSchoolAdmin
How do I add assignments to my Home School Gradebook?On the left side menu, click on Gradebook.  Then once the Gradebook appears select the course that you want to add the assignment to.  Then click on New Assignment at the bottom, and type in the Assignment Name, the Points Possible, the Grade Earned, and the date in which the student completed the assignment and click Save. HomeSchoolPageHomeSchoolTutorial PageHomeSchoolAdmin
How do I add events to my Home School calendar?On your dashboard, underneath Upcoming Events, click on See More Events.  Then under School Calendar you will click on Add new event.  From here you can add the date of the event, description of the event, and any supplemental information.HomeSchoolPageHomeSchoolTutorial PageHomeSchoolAdmin
How do I cancel my Home School service?CHS Homeschool Admin provides a 15-day free trial service to its customers to make sure that this is the right service for them.  After the 15 days you will need to place your credit card information on file.  Your card will be processed every 30 days as long as you are enrolled in the program.  If you choose to cancel, simply email the school or communicate with us through the live chat that you are interested in cancelling and your account charge will be ceased.HomeSchoolPageHomeSchoolTutorial PageHomeSchoolAdmin
How do I change my credit card information in tue Home School Program?On the left side menu, click on Payment Profile.  Here you can either add a new credit card to the profile or click edit to make changes to the existing card on file.HomeSchoolPageHomeSchoolTutorial PageHomeSchoolAdmin
How do I change my student’s information in the Home School Program?On the left side menu, click on Student Information.  Here you can make changes to your student's information such as address, phone number, email, or date of birth.HomeSchoolPageHomeSchoolTutorial PageHomeSchoolAdmin
How do I contact the school if I have questions or a problem in the HomeSchool Program?If you need to contact CHS, we have various methods.  The fastest way is to go to our website; www.citizenshighschool.com and then click on the live chat in the bottom right corner.  You can also call us Monday through Friday from 9AM - 5PM at 866-645-8133.  Or you can hit the Contact Us button and send us an email.HomeSchoolPageHomeSchoolTutorial PageHomeSchoolAdmin
How do I delete an assignment in Gradebook in the Home School Program?On the left side menu, click on Gradebook.  Then select the course that you want to change the assignment in.  Then to the far right of the assignment name, click on the “x” button for that assignment.  Once you click the “x” the assignment is removed, and then click Save.HomeSchoolPageHomeSchoolTutorial PageHomeSchoolAdmin
How do I get my student's transcript in the Home School Program?On the left side menu, click on View Transcript.  After this your student's transcript will automatically appear showing all completed courses and any courses that you had transferred in when they signed up.  You can also save or print the transcript by clicking on the Click to Download link on the top right of the transcript.HomeSchoolPageHomeSchoolTutorial PageHomeSchoolAdmin
How do I get started in the Home School Program?CHS offers a 15-day free trial.  To get started just give us your name, email address, and your students name and email address and you will receive login credentials and be able to start trying out our Homeschool Admin program.  After 10 days you will receive an email with instructions on adding credit card information if you wish to continue with the program. HomeSchoolPageHomeSchoolTutorial PageHomeSchoolAdmin
How do I make changes to my account in the Home School Program?On the left side menu, scroll down to the bottom and click on Edit Account.  Here you can change your name, email address, phone, password, and secret question.HomeSchoolPageHomeSchoolTutorial PageHomeSchoolAdmin
How do I remove a course from my Gradebook in the Home School Program?On the left side menu, click on Drop A Course.  You will then select, Request New Drop and a drop-down menu will appear which will show all your courses that are currently on the Gradebook. Select the course you want removed, and the reason that most closely matches, and click save and the course will be removed.HomeSchoolPageHomeSchoolTutorial PageHomeSchoolAdmin
How do I request a course(s) to be added to my Gradebook om the Home Scool Program?On the left side menu, click on Home School Courses.  Then a catalog of courses will appear, select the course your student is currently taking by clicking on Register for the course(s) of interest.  Then once you have selected the course(s) you want to have in the Gradebook, go to the shopping cart on the right top of the screen and click the cart.  In the next screen, you will confirm the courses you are selecting.  You can then select Dashboard or Gradebook on the left side menu, and your courses should be present.HomeSchoolPageHomeSchoolAdmin
How do I start homeschool online?This can vary from family to family.  It really depends on the child's grade level, style of learning, and the family budget.  At Citizens High School we can provide you with several high school options from Online Individual Courses, Correspondence courses, POD systems, and online curriculum for parents.  We also provide administrative support through our Homeschool Admin Manager that works for all grade levels.HomeSchoolPageHomeSchoolGeneral
How much does it cost to homeschool?This can vary from family to family.  It really depends on the child's grade level, style of learning, and the family budget.  At Citizens High School we can provide you with several high school options from Online Individual Courses, Correspondence courses, POD systems, and online curriculum for parents.  We also provide administrative support through our Homeschool Admin Manager that works for all grade levels.HomeSchoolPageHomeSchoolGeneral
How much is the cost for Home School Admin?Homeschool Admin is a $10/month subscription.HomeSchoolPageHomeSchoolTutorial PageHomeSchoolAdmin
Is virtual school the same thing as online homeschool?Not necessarily, virtual school is specific to learning that occurs online either with a certified teacher or through self-taught learning.  Homeschool could use any number of platforms and methods to teach their student. HomeSchoolPageHomeSchoolGeneral
What do I do when my student has completed their assignment?Once a student has completed all of the assignments for a course, and you are ready to issue the grade, you will then click on Gradebook on the left side menu.  From their you will select the course that is completed, and at the bottom click Complete Enrollment.  Once you have selected to Complete the Enrollment the course will be added to the Transcript.HomeSchoolPageHomeSchoolTutorial PageHomeSchoolAdmin
What schedule should I follow when homeschooling?The beauty of homeschooling is that it is flexible to adapt to any family's schedule.  You should try out several different schedules to see what a good fit with both your families schedule and when your student learns best as well.HomeSchoolPageHomeSchoolGeneral
What will appear on my dashboard in the Home School Program?On your dashboard you will see the academic snapshot (your students current grade and pace), upcoming events on the catalog, and course changes, and any messages from the school.HomeSchoolPageHomeSchoolTutorial PageHomeSchoolAdmin
When should I start homeschooling?As a parent you can start homeschooling at any time and at any grade level.  Once you are knowledgeable on what needs to be done to set up your homeschooling, it becomes important to identify the learning style of your student and how you will be connect with him or her as they gain new knowledge. HomeSchoolPageHomeSchoolGeneral
Will Homeschool Credits Transfer?

Yes, for a homeschool student to receive credit for courses completed via home education, our admissions team will need the following information:

  • Completed and signed Homeschool Grade Transcript of the student's credits earned in grades 9-12
  • Completed and signed Homeschool Curriculum Validation listing the educational materials used for each subject
    completed in grades 9-12
  • Completed and signed Homeschool Education Evaluation of the student's academic progress in grades 9-12

These forms can be found on our Transfer Credit page. Once you have completed and signed the forms you may send them in via mail, fax (904-272-6702), or email them at studentservices@citizenshighschool.com .

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Can forming a CHS learning POD help to manage my work and life schedule during Covid-19?

Yes. The CHS POD Learning System allows you to form a mini school that you can manage with the CHS App on your phone.  All teaching is done by state certified teachers just like your local high school. 

However, it is the parent's responsibility to manage the student's social behavior, the physical set-up for the POD and schedule.  Usually this is done with a host parent that manages the daily activity of the student or students.  The POD hosting can rotate through different homes or locations.

Download COHS's PDF: How to set up a COHS' Learning POD with Student Care

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Can my student take courses in a POD and transfer them to my local school?Yes. CHS is regionally accredited just like all public schools and credit should transfer.  Please review the CHS Guarantee Transfer Credit page for ease of transfer credit.LearningPODPageLearningPOD
Can you have more than one student in a POD?Yes.  It is your choice as to the number of student in your POD?LearningPODPageLearningPOD
How do I find teachers for my CHS learning POD?CHS provides the teachers for your high school learning POD.  Simply go to the CHS web site and register for the course or courses you would like your student to take. Link to CHS Catalog.LearningPODPageLearningPOD
Is CHS POD learning equal to face-to-face learning?Yes. However, it is different.  CHS is regionally accredited just like all public schools throughout the United States. For a more in depth comparison of face-to-face vs CHS Online Learning please download the Face-to-Face vs CHS Online Learning PDFLearningPODPageLearningPOD
What is Citizens High School Learning POD?The high school learning POD is like a Micro-school or one room schoolhouse.  It is an at home, tailored school option to provide your student or students with a reliable, teacher taught education experience.  Download the PDF: CHS Learning PODSLearningPODPageLearningPOD
Who chooses the courses to be taught in a POD?The Parent chooses the courses to be taught in the POD.  However, it is usually the parent and the student that choose the courses.LearningPODPageLearningPOD
How do I pay for my tuition?At time of sign up you will be required to give a credit/debit card.  This card will be charged every 30 days.CostAndPaymentPageInternationalTransfer PageAdultLearner
Can I change the date of my automatic payment?Yes, our Student Services department will be happy to work with you and set your payment day to what works best for you. Please feel free to give Student Services a call at 866-955-8798.CostAndPaymentPageCareerDiploma PageOffline PageCollegeDiploma PageIncarcerated
Does my state provide a school school choice program?

There are 21 school voucher programs in 18 states plus the District of Columbia and Douglas County, Colorado. During the 2013-2014 school year, 115,580 students participated in private school voucher programs and $1.2 billion was spent on school voucher programs nationwide.

The Center for Education Reform provides information on each state that provides a voucher program.

CostAndPaymentPageLearningPOD PageCollegeDiploma
How much does an IT course certification exam cost?This cost of a certification exam depends on the company and the exam.  Microsoft exams costs $165, Adobe is $180, and Google can vary between $10 to $200 depending on the exam.  Considering the benefit these certifications can have in your career it is a small investment that can pay large dividends later.  Additionally, your employer may pay for your exam depending on your current career.CostAndPaymentPageITAcademy
What are the methods of payment for tuition and how do I pay?Tuition payments will be automatically deducted from your account each month based on the day you enroll. A student who enrolls on the 10th of the month will be automatically charged on the 10th of every month moving forward.CostAndPaymentPageCareerDiploma PageOffline PageCollegeDiploma PageIncarcerated PageIndivCourse
What Is Your Refund Policy?CHS is confident you will be satisfied with your choice in education. Should you change your mind, CHS 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 interests of both students and parents. For more information about our refund policy click here.CostAndPaymentPageAdmissions PageCollegeDiploma PageInternationalTransfer PageAdultLearner
Will my local public school pay for my home learning POD courses?

This is a school choice issue.  Not all states or local school districts offer parents the ability to choose where your student will attend school.  There are only two programs that offer school choice funding Tax Credits and Vouchers.

  • Tax credits reward parents and business owners for contributing their own money to educate students
  • Vouchers are given to families by states and localities to give parents the ability to choose where their students will attend school.

For more information on school choice see the Center for Education Reform

CostAndPaymentPageLearningPOD
If I attended high school in another country, can I enroll in the CHS Español  Program?Yes. We would evaluate your transcript, and transfer as many credits as possible. A Student Services team member will then contact you with the results.EspanolPageEspInEng
¿Las asignaciones y los examenes del programa Español  Pathway esta  en Español ?No. Todas las tareas y examenes esta en ingles. Los modulos esta en un formato de lado a lado en ambos idiomas.EspanolPageEspanol
¿Que es el Espagnol Pathway?Espagnol Pathway es un recurso para apoyar a los estudiantes cuyo idioma principal es el espagnol. Este recurso proporcionará los cursos en un formato paralelo en ambos idiomas: ingles y espagnol.EspanolPageEspanol
Are the assignments and exams in the Español  Pathway in Spanish?No. All the assignments and exams are in English. The modules are in a side by side format in both languages.EspanolPageEspInEng
Can I still enroll in the CHS Español program if I am waiting for my previous high school transcript?Yes, just complete the online enrollment form on the CHS Español Program Page or alternatively call our CHS Admissions Department directly 1-866-214-0849 EspanolPageEspInEng
Do I have to take an English proficiency exam before enrolling in the Español Pathway?No. There is no English proficiency exam required, but we do recommend having a competency of beginner level in English to enroll in the course. Do I have to take an English proficiency exam before enrolling in the Español Pathway?EspanolPageEspInEng
Do you recommend a free language learning app that you can recommend while in the Español Pathway?We recommend Duolingo as a free learning tool for Language learners. It's free and easy to use and can be accessed from your smartphone.EspanolPageEspInEng
What documentation do I need to provide in order to enroll in the CHS Español  program ?The only documents we request are official transcripts if you have previous high school credits. We make it that easy!EspanolPageEspInEng
Will I be able to use Citizens High School diploma to apply to an international college or university of choice?Although we are regionally and nationally accredited, each country has their own requirements when applying to their universities. Please contact the university of your preference to find out their specific admission requirementsGeneralPageEspInEng
¿Que documentaci necesito proporcionar para inscribirme en el programa CHS Español?Los Ãnicos documentos que solicitamos son las transcripciones oficiales si tiene creditos previos de la escuela secundaria. ¡Te lo ponemos así de fácil!EspanolPageEspanol
¿Podré usar el diploma de Citizens High School para postularme a un colegio o universidad internacional de mi elección?Aunque estamos acreditados a nivel regional y nacional, cada país tiene sus propios requisitos al postularse a sus universidades. Comuníquese con la universidad de su preferencia para conocer sus requisitos específicos de admisión.EspanolPageEspanol
¿Puedo solicitar cambiar de programa en cualquier momento durante el curso de mis estudios con CHS?Sí, estudiar en CHS es flexible y está orientado a su satisfacción y éxito. Si desea cambiarse a otro programa, comuníquese directamente con Servicios para estudiantes al: studentservices@citizenshighschool.com o llamar al 1-866-214-0849.EspanolPageEspanol
¿Recomiendas una aplicación gratuita para el aprendizaje de idiomas que puedas recomendar mientras estás en el Español Pathway?Recomendamos Duolingo como una herramienta de aprendizaje gratuita para estudiantes de idiomas. Es gratis y fácil de usar y se puede acceder desde su teléfono inteligente.EspanolPageEspanol
¿Tengo que tomar un examen de dominio del ingles antes de inscribirme en el programa Español ?No. No se requiere un examen de dominio del ingles, pero recomendamos tener una competencia de nivel principiante en ingles para inscribirse en el curso.EspanolPageEspanol
¿Todavía puedo inscribirme en el programa CHS Español si estoy esperando mi expediente académico anterior de la escuela secundaria?

Sí, simplemente complete el formulario de inscripción en línea en la página del programa CHS Español o, alternativamente, llame a nuestro Departamento de Admisiones de CHS directamente: 1-866-214-0849   

Formulario

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Necesito un sello de Apostilla para validar mi diploma o transcripción de CHS, ¿ofrecen este servicio?Sí. Envíe un correo electrónico a Servicios Estudiantiles al studentservices@citizenshighschool.com o llamar al 1-866-214-0849 para más información.EspanolPageEspanol
Si asistí a la escuela secundaria en otro país, ¿puedo inscribirme en el programa CHS Español?Si. Evaluaremos su expediente académico y transferiremos tantos créditos como sea posible. Un miembro del equipo de Servicios Estudiantiles se comunicará con usted con los resultados.EspanolPageEspanol
Tengo un expediente académico de mi escuela en otro país y, por lo tanto, no está en inglés, ¿CHS aceptará mis créditos?Si. Estaremos encantados de evaluar sus créditos; para obtener más información, póngase en contacto con nuestro Departamento de Servicios Estudiantiles de CHS, donde uno de nuestro personal cualificado estará encantado de ayudarle: studentservices@citizenshighschool.com o llamar al 1-866-214-0849 EspanolPageEspanol
What is the Espanol Pathway for high school classes?The Espanol Pathway is a resource to support students whose primary language is Spanish. This resource will provide the courses in a side by side format in both languages: English and Spanish.EspanolPageEspInEng
What type of technology is required?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 student's progress, see their current grades, and communicate with the teacher. Learn more here.Technical RequirementsPageCollegeDiploma PageBibleStudies PageAfricanAmericanStudies PageIndivCourse PageIndivCourse PageCivicsAcademy
Technnical Requirements: Audio & Recording DeviceSpeakers or Headphones with microphone capabilities may be necessary to complete some assessments.Technical Requirements
How do I ensure my course credit will transfer to my local school?Fill out the CHS Guaranteed Transfer Credit Form and present it to your school counselor. Once they approve the Guaranteed Transfer, the counselor will email the document to Citizens Administration Office (request the counselor provide you with a copy) and the CHS will set up the automatic transcript request to be sent once you have completed the course and received a final grade. Learn more hereTransferCreditPageAfricanAmericanStudies
Technical Requirements: SoftwareSoftware programs to create documents, spreadsheets, and charts may be necessary to complete assessments. Free software can be downloaded at https://www.openoffice.org. OpenOffice works with many operating systems and is free to download.Technical Requirements
What type of technology is required?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 student's progress, see their current grades, and communicate with the teacher.  Learn more here.Technical RequirementsPageCareerDiploma
Will CHS courses run on my computer or smart phone?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. Technical RequirementsPageInternationalTransfer
Can I do my courses from my cell phone?Yes, most of your work can be done from your smart phone when you download the Canvas Student App. From there you can view the course, watch videos, email teachers, and complete quizzes.Technical RequirementsPageITAcademy
Can I transfer credits earned at my school(s) in my home country?Yes, CHS has a very simple international transfer credit process.  After you enroll in the program you will take our International Student Orientation course.  During this course it will provide instructions on how you will submit your transcripts in order to receive credit for those courses.TransferCredit InternationalPageInternationalTransfer
Technical Requirements: Computer SpecificationsFor best performance, you should access Canvas 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.Technical Requirements
Does Citizens High School provide a transcript?Yes, all students who enroll with Citizens High School as a student will be provided a transcript.  Students who need a transcript from CHS can simply click on Request Transcript and receive a transcript from us.TransferCreditPageInternationalTransfer PageAdultLearner
How can I earn high school credits towards a CHS diploma?There are multiple ways in which you can earn high school credits towards a CHS diploma.  First, you can transfer any credits that you earned from any of your previous high schools that you have attended.  If you are currently a homeschool student, you can also send in your Homeschool Validation Form, which documents your high school courses that you have completed and is verified by a state-certified teacher.  Any homeschooler that utilizes COHS curriculum for their homeschooling needs will not need teacher verification, just submit the final grade with work samples.  Finally, all courses taken with COHS and taught by a CHS faculty member will count towards a CHS diploma.TransferCreditPageHomeSchoolGeneral
How do I ensure my course credit will transfer to my local school?Fill out the CHS Guaranteed Transfer Credit Form and present it to your school counselor. Once they approve the Guaranteed Transfer, the counselor will email the document to Citizens Administration Office (request the counselor provide you with a copy) and CHS will set up the automatic transcript request to be sent once you have completed the course and received a final grade.TransferCreditPageTranferCredit PageBibleStudies PageIndivCourse PageCivicsAcademy
I have a transcript from my school in another country and consequently not in English, will CHS accept my credits ?Yes. We will be happy to evaluate your credits, for further information please contact our CHS Student Services Department where one of our qualified staff will be happy to assist: email studentservices@citizenshighschool.com or call us at 1-866-214-0849TransferCreditPageEspInEng
I need an Apostille seal to validate my CHS diploma or transcript, do you offer this service?Yes, we do. Please email Student Services at studentservices@citizenshighschool.com or call us at 1-866-214-0849 for more information.TransferCreditPageEspInEng
Technical Requirements: Internet Speed

Along with compatibility and web standards, Canvas has been carefully crafted to accommodate low bandwidth environments. Android 4.2 and newer

It is recommended to have a minimum internet speed of 512kbps

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Technical Requirements: Media PlayerA media player may be necessary to playback recordings and video lessons. Most computers come equipped with a media player. If not, you may download a free media player here  www.real.com.Technical Requirements
Technical Requirements: Mobile Operating System Native App Support

The Canvas interface was optimized for desktop displays, so using small form factors such as phones may not be a pleasant experience in using Canvas. For the best user experience, please download the Canvas mobile applications.

Since Canvas uses small elements of Flash, not all Canvas features may be supported on mobile devices, especially on iOS. However, Canvas offers limited support for native mobile browsers on tablet devices.

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Technical Requirements: Operating System

Canvas only requires an operating system that can run the latest compatible web browsers. Your computer operating system should be kept up to date with the latest recommended security updates and upgrades.

Students may use a computer, tablet, or other mobile device to access their courses and review lessons. A computer and software program such as Microsoft Office or Open Office will be necessary to complete required assessments in the course. 

Operating System Requirements:

  • Windows 7 & Newer
  • MAC OSX 10.6 & Newer
  • Linux Chrome OS
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Technical Requirements: Supported Browsers

If your browser does update automatically, you can download your preferred browser in the browser's download page. 

  • Chrome 84 and 85
  • Firefox 79 and 80 (Extended Releases are not supported*)
  • Safari 12 and 13 (Macintosh Only)
  • Edge 84 and 85

JavaScript must be enabled to run Canvas. 

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Will CHS courses run on my computer or smart phone?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 student's progress, see their current grades, and communicate with the teacher.Technical RequirementsPageCollegeDiploma PageIndivCourse PageHomeSchoolGeneral PageAdultLearner
Can a school district use its own teachers as part of these solutions?Yes, CHS can provide the curriculum in both online and textbook-based form where the district can then assign its local faculty to teach those courses.SchoolSolutionsPageSchoolSolutions
Does CHS offer consultative services to help schools and districts find the right solution to their distance learning needs.Yes, CHS will provide you with a Point of Contact who will assist through the entire sales, implementation, and continuous improvement processesSchoolSolutionsPageSchoolSolutions
How quickly can CHS implement a distance learning solution for my district?CHS can stand up a distance learning solution in as little as 48 hours depending upon the solution and number of courses and students.SchoolSolutionsPageSchoolSolutions
What type of training and support is offered?Depending on your solution, CHS will provide a training course for local faculty so they will be able to edit and customize the curriculum to match the local curriculum map and/or standards.  Additionally, CHS will provide technical support during the entire onboarding process to ensure a seamless onboarding experience.SchoolSolutionsPageSchoolSolutions
How long does it take for an offline/correspondence assignment to be graded?Once assignments are received at CHS, we work to get them uploaded and sent to instructors within 48 hours or two business days of arrival. From there, your instructors have 48 hours to grade and complete the submissions. This may be altered slightly if you submit a large quantity of assignments at one time. Students are encouraged to submit assignments frequently for continuous feedback and instructor engagement.OfflinePageOffline
Are the materials hardcover of softcover in the Offline Program?Offline course materials consist of softback textbooks, learning guides, and reading guides.OfflinePageOffline PageIncarcerated
Are there extra fees for shipping in the OfflineProgram?No, there are no additional postage or handling fees for USPS standard shipping which usually take 2 to 8 business days depending on your location. However, you can request expedited and priority shipping options and you will be required to pay the difference.OfflinePageOffline PageIncarcerated
Do I return textbooks and study guides when I have completed my studies in the Offline Program?

No, all learning materials do not need to be returned and are yours to keep for future reference

OfflinePageIncarcerated PageOffline
How can I speed up the feedback process for the Offline Program?

The processing of your exams can be expedited by uploading your assignments to the online classroom in Canvas. When an exam is uploaded to Canvas, the instructor can see it immediately. The instructor then has immediate access to the exam. This will be the quickest way to receive a grade as well as any feedback from the instructor. If you do feel comfortable using the internet to upload your assignments and exams, you can call Academics directly for support in navigating Canvas, the online platform where your course progress and grades are monitored. Simply call us at 866-955-8798 and we'll be happy to assist you.

You are also able to call your instructor during their office hours and schedule time to review together. This will ensure you are both on the same page and aid in understanding and mastering the material.

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How do I contact my teacher if I am struggling or require assistance for the Offline Programs?Your CHS Teachers are here to help! You can reach out to your teacher via e-mail, 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 including area code, and a brief description of your specific question. You will also be provided with your instructor's phone number and email address in your original mailing with your textbook and learning guide. 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.OfflinePageOffline PageIncarcerated
How Do I Enroll Offline?

Enrolling is easy. Please see the enrollment options below and feel free to give us a call if you have any questions.  Enrollment forms can be viewed and downloaded here or you can call us at 866-214-0849 and one of our Enrollment Specialists will send you a copy of the form immediately.

Enroll via Mail:  Mail completed form to Citizens High School, Attention Admissions, 1590 Island Lane, Suite 44, Fleming Island, FL 32003 and include a check or money order for the initial monthly payment.  You can also make a payment over the phone by calling us at 866-214-0849.

Enroll via Fax: Send completed form via fax to 904-272-6702 and call us at 866-214-0849 to make the initial monthly payment.

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How do I get my assignment grades and results in the Offline Program?Your completed, graded exams and assignments will be mailed back to you, with detailed instructor feedback, instructions, and reflections to help guide your continued success. If you have an email address or phone number on file and want text or email alerts, that can also be provided. Your instructors are also available for stop and discuss and general feedback sessions via email and phone.OfflinePageOffline PageIncarcerated
How do I submit my course assignments in the Offline Program?

There are a few options to submit assignments for grading.

  • Assignments can be mailed using the return envelopes provided with each course.
  • Submit via email to exams@citizenshighschool.com, or upload them to the online classroom in Canvas. Even though you are enrolled in the Offline Program, you can still take advantage of the Online classroom features. Canvas is the online learning management system where your course progress is tracked.
  • Call CHS Academics for assistance in learning more about how each option works best. Academics can be reached directly at 866-955-8798.
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How do the students receive the textbooks in the Offline Program?There are multiple ways in which students can receive the textbooks.  Some include having our bookstore print and bind the books and then directly shipping to the student, or they can ship all the textbooks to the district or school who would then distribute them to the students.  We can also send the digital files to the district which can then print and bind the books, which greatly reduces the overall costs.OfflinePageSchoolSolutions
How long do shipments take in the Offline Program?Standard USPS shipping normally takes 2 to 8 business days depending on your location. OfflinePageOffline PageIncarcerated
How long does it take for an offline/correspondence assignment to be graded?Once assignments are received at CHS, we upload and send your assignments to your instructor within 48 hours. From there, your instructor has 48 hours to grade and complete the submission. CHS will then return your assignment within 48 hours.OfflinePageAfricanAmericanStudies PageIndivCourse PageCivicsAcademy PageIncarcerated PageITAcademy
How long does it take to complete an Offline course?Courses can be completed in as little as 28 days and as long as 20 weeks. It is often said, the pace of the captain determines the pace of the ship. As the captain of your own success ship, schedule at least two to four dedicated times per week to study and complete assignmentsOfflinePageIncarcerated PageOffline
How many courses are sent at a time for Offline / Correspondence Diploma Program?Students can have two subjects at a time. As soon as you complete one of the courses on hand, you can immediately request your next subject to be shipped.OfflinePageOffline PageIncarcerated
Is there an extra cost for my textbooks and learning materials in the Offline Program?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.OfflinePageOffline PageIncarcerated PageAdultLearner
What electives are offered offline?There are a variety of electives to choose from which include titles in Business, Science, and Fine Arts. Electives provide the opportunity to explore specific subject areas and prepare for college and careers. You will be provided with a course catalog to review with your welcome materials and your CHS success coach will assist you with selecting the best courses that align with your goals.OfflinePageOffline PageIncarcerated
What is the difference between Online vs Offline?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.OfflinePageOffline PageIndivCourse PageAdultLearner PageIncarcerated PageCollegeDiploma
What subjects are sent first in the Offline Program?

Students can select their first two courses through their school portal. If you do not have access to the internet, our enrollment specialist will assist you with getting enrolled in two appropriate courses based on your grade level. You can view suggested schedules of classes below. 

Click here for a suggested schedule of classes for the College Pathway.

Click here for a suggested schedule of classes for the Career Pathway.

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Can anyone use the Citizens High School Planner?Yes. There are no restrictions.CoursePlannerPageHSPlanner
What is the purpose of the course planner?The purpose of the CHS High School Course Planner is to simplify a process and/or question that has unnecessarily confused parents and students for eons - what classes do I need to take to accomplish my goals?CoursePlannerPageHSPlanner
Can I use the High School Planner at my local high school?Yes. You can work with your parents or your school counselor to tailor your course selections to meet your graduation and education needs. If your school does not offer the course or courses you need, check Citizens High School searchable course catalog and choose the course you need.CoursePlannerPageHSPlanner
Can I show my High School Plan to my school counselor?Yes. You can print or send a copy to your local school counselor, parent or fellow student.CoursePlannerPageHSPlanner
Can my parents or friends help me plan my high school degree path?Yes. We encourage parents to help with building out your high school plan. Please have your parent review "The Complete Guide to High School Planner" and any additional information on the web page under Advice for Parents and Students.CoursePlannerPageHSPlanner
Am I required to purchase anything?No, the High School Planner is free for anyone to use.CoursePlannerPageHSPlanner
What if my local school does not have the courses that I want to take?CHS many electives and programs that you can choose from and CHS courses and credit will transfer to your local school. Please review CHS's searchable course catalog for available courses.CoursePlannerPageHSPlanner
What is the CHS Express Diploma Program for Adult Learners?It's a high school diploma which qualifies adult learners to enroll in your Career College. Most adult students interested in career college already possess high school credits together with work and life experiences that can result in an opportunity to earn credit for learning outside the classroom. The CHS Express Pathway Evaluation allows Citizens High School to evaluate a prospective career college applicants total academic development, both in the classroom and out, and apply the total credits towards their high school diploma. The results of the Express Pathway Evaluation will tell you how many courses they need to complete to earn their high school diploma allowing them to enroll in your career college.
On average we find that the majority of students are 3 or 4 credits short from earning an 18-credit career pathway HS diploma. Completion time for 3 to 4 credit completion is around 4-5 months’ time when taking two courses at a time.
Career CollegePageCareerCollege
How does my school benefit from this program?Your school will benefit because you will no longer need to turn away students who do not possess the requisite High School Diploma or GED to enroll in their elected career pathways. Instead partner with Citizens High School, we have developed simple innovative solutions guaranteed to:
• Provide you more qualified students
• Increase Student admissions enrollment numbers
• Increase overall student retention
• Reduce student acquisition costs
Career CollegePageCareerCollege
Is CHS accredited?Yes CHS is both Regionally and Nationally accredited see our institutions accreditation page.Career CollegePageCareerCollege
Are CHS teachers certified?

Yes, all CHS Faculty are State Certified Teachers

Career CollegePageCareerCollege
Does CHS give credit for a prior learning experience?We provide students our Experiential Learning Form which prompts students to provide relevant information on the skills and accomplishments gained in their work environment which they submit to CHS which in turn allows our school to evaluate the student both in and outside an academic setting. We then apply the total credits towards their high school diploma. The results will tell you how many courses they need to complete to earn their high school diploma allowing them to enroll in your career college.Career CollegePageCareerCollege
Does CHS evaluate the student’s transcript to determine how many credits are needed for their diploma?Interested in enrolling in one of our programs? The first step of the credits transfer process is to submit your paperwork or portfolio. We will need to review your academic transcript, which is held by the school or online organization in which you are currently enrolled. If you have been homeschooled, you will need to submit your homeschool portfolio for us to review. By submitting the appropriate set of documents, our academic review team will be able to determine which credits you’ve already earned may be transferred to our program, so you don’t have to take a course a second time.Career CollegePageCareerCollege
Does CHS provide student support services to help improve completion rates?Your CHS Teachers are state-certified and here to help. You can reach out to your teachers 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 message including your name, course, phone number including area-code and a brief description of your specific questions.Career CollegePageCareerCollege
Does CHS provide international high school transcript evaluations?Yes, CHS does provide international high school transcript evaluations.  To learn more click here or visit our International Student Page.Career CollegePageCareerCollege
Will CHS promote participating schools on their websiteYes, all Career Colleges who have partnerships and articulation agreements with CHS will be featured and promoted on our Partnerships webpage and also promoted by our institution.Career CollegePageCareerCollege
What is the simple process for enrolling a student?Students should go directly to our Career College Student Page, where they will be able to review more about the program, see our catalog courses, and enroll directly into the program .Career CollegePageCareerCollege
What onboarding support does CHS provide participating schools?Once the career college completes the form on this page, they will receive a copy of the Articulation Agreement as well as information on enrolling students and branded marketing materials to share with prospective students .Career CollegePageCareerCollege
What type of agreement/contract do I need to execute for my school to participate in the program?

By completing the form above you will receive customized copy of our articulation agreement, which in summary states that you will promote prospective students who are without a high school diploma to Citizens High School in order for them to earn their high school diploma and admission to your institution. 

Career CollegePageCareerCollege
Does CHS offer a toll-free student support number?

Yes , we provide direct access and a broad array of support services for all students. 

Career CollegePageCareerCollege
Can students access CHS courses on mobile devices?Yes, all CHS online courses are designed to be mobile device friendly.Career CollegePageCareerCollege
How does CHS get paid for each student that enrolls?This depends on the individual college. A college can choose to make the individual student pay for their high school program.  Other colleges can choose to pay for a certain amount of the student’s high school tuition.Career CollegePageCareerCollege
Who do I contact at CHS if I need additional information?For questions on the overall program or for more information on becoming a partner, contact Kim Coon at kcoon@citizenshighschool.comCareer CollegePageCareerCollege

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