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

  • You want confidence the online high school you choose will be accepted by your desired college or university
  • You need a flexible path to complete high school on your way to college
  • As a parent, you know home learning is right for your student but you do not have time to be a teacher
  • Traditional classroom and peer learning is difficult and moves at a pace you find hard to manage
  • You enjoy learning on your time, in a flexible format and schedule that meets the demands of your busy life
  • You want to study in the comfort of your own home without distraction or peer pressure
  • You are concerned about your safety and bullying and desire to study in your own environment
  • A regular 8am to 3pm school schedule doesn’t work for you or your family
  • You have a health condition that prohibits you from being in large crowds found in schools

College Diploma Program Advantages

  • A proven 40 year record of preparing students just like you for their desired college or university

  • Receive a fully accredited diploma at your pace, on your schedule

  • Dedicated COHS state certified teachers who are always there to help you learn
  • Engaging lessons designed by content matter experts in their respective fields of study to better prepare you for your future
  • More than 200 courses to choose from including unique electives not found at other online high schools
  • NCAA approved courses
Citizens prepares you for the next chapter in your journey

For almost 40 years Citizens Online High School has provided a remote learning path to college for thousands of students in the United States and internationally. 

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 College Course Catalog

  • College Diploma Track –our 24 credit college track diploma is designed to provide you the academic foundation you will need for college as well as give you the flexibility to expand your knowledge on areas that interest you.

High School Credits Required for College Diploma Program

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

Our 24 credit online high school diploma for college track supplies essential coursework in key areas of study with the flexibility to customize class selection to reflect areas that interest you. 

Your path to college starts here. Program features include:

  • You choose your pace, finish on your time
  • Student-Centered Lessons
  • Tailor Your Elective Courses 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 COHS to earn diploma
$69 per month

Sample 4-Year Course Plan

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

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: Levi Mathis

accredited online high school

I would definitely recommend Citizens High School to my friends because I think it is really good to experience online school. And, I think the courses were definitely a good challenge – they weren’t too easy or too hard. I felt like the courses were well-adjusted for my academic level.

Levi Mathis, Online High School Student


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.

Yes, all courses and materials for COHS 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.

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. 

Citizens Online High School is committed to making sure that our students are prepared to flourish in the college or university of their choice. That’s why COHS 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.

COHS 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.

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.

Grading Scale for CHS courses is as follows:

A = 100% -90%
B = 89% – 80%
C = 79% – 70%
D = 69% – 60%
F = Below 60%

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 of the student and parent. For more information about our refund policy click here.

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.

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.

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 service or academics team at 1-866-740-4053 Monday through Friday 9AM – 5PM Eastern Standard Time.

Yes. All teachers at COHS are state certified.

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.

You may also ask us a Question Here

Try our Online Courses for Free

Fill out the form and we will send you a link with login credentials and you will be able to view a FREE sample of courses.

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!

CHS Espanol Academy
Diploma to Get
Into College

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

e 3

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


I Have Other Question?

Download Brochure

Question or Comment? Get Fast Help.