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

  • You need your diploma to enter the workplace, gain a promotion, or join the United States military
  • You want to learn at your own pace in your own environment
  • You struggle in a traditional classroom setting
  • You require a High School Diploma pathway that will help you accomplish your career goals and aspirations
  • You have a health condition that prohibits you from being in large crowds found in schools
  • You want to study on your own terms without any peer pressure
  • You are concerned about your safety and bullying and desire to study in your own environment
  • You want to catch up in school and require more one on one guidance and assistance from dedicated faculty
  • You are a working adult and have little time to study due to work and family commitments
  • You are a few credits short of graduation

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 COHS?

With regional and national accreditation – COHS 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 COHS Online Diploma for Career Course Catalog

  • Citizens Online High School Career Diploma – our 18-credit diploma program designed to provide students with the right academic foundation to pursue a chosen career path.

High School Credits Required for Career Studies Graduation

  • 4 English
  • 4 Math
  • 3 Science
  • 3 Social Studies
  • 1 Fine Arts
  • 3 Electives

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:

  • Supports Multiple Career Tracks
  • 16 Week Courses
  • Student-Centered Lessons
  • Tailor Your Elective Courses to Support Your Goals
Diploma for Career | 18 Credits

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 upon request
  • Must complete 25% of the credits with COHS to earn diploma
$69 per month

Sample 4-Year Course Plan

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

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


Yes, Citizens Online 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. 

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.

The COHS Online tuition model is simple – $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.

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. 

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.

At COHS we will accept up to 75% of credits that you have previously earned. This can reduce your overall costs for online high school classes. Learn more here. 

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

Our online high school courses are designed to be completed in 16 weeks, with a focus on 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.  As long as you are focusing on one lesson per week, it is up to you to set the pace that works best for your schedule.  

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.

Your CHS Teachers are state certified and 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. Learn more here

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.

Yes, studying at COHS is flexible and geared toward your satisfaction and success. If you wish to switch to another program just contact Student Services directly at: , or call us at 866-955-8798. 

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