International Students seeking an American High School Diploma

Earn an accredited USA High School Diploma online for all international students from anywhere in the world!

Reasons why earning an American High School Diploma is right for you

  • You are looking to apply to an American college or university
  • You are looking to improve your English language fluency
  • You are looking for an American High School Diploma but are unable to travel to the U.S.
  • You are looking to study high school courses with a diverse group of students
  • You are looking to challenge yourself academically and get ahead
  • You have already earned some high school credits at your local school and want to earn both an American diploma as well as one from your school
  • You are an adult international student looking to advance your career by earning an American high school diploma and study specialized courses

International Student Benefits

  • Receive credit for previous courses you completed at your high school in your native country
  • Sign up for high school courses that deliver dual language instruction allowing you to study in either English or your native language
  • Engaging lessons designed by our experts in their respective fields of study to better prepare you for your chosen career or college. Learn more

  • Take American high school courses anywhere at any time with our mobile learning app; available on any smart phone 24/7 with an internet connection. Learn more
  • Choose from over 200 high school courses from the USA that can be tailored to your career or college plans
  • Earn your high school diploma in both your native country and in the United States at the same time. Learn More 
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For nearly 40 years CHS has helped international students looking to earn an accredited American high school diploma find high-quality, affordable education without leaving their country. Now you can easily advance your career or attend an American university. If you would like to view some our more popular high school courses, click on the button below and follow the instructions.  We will give you access to our courses with no obligation to enroll.

Get Started Today

Your path to success starts here for only $69 per month for either our college or career diploma tracks, and $49 per month for an individual course  – You choose the learning track that best meets your specific requirements. Watch the video to get an idea what our courses are like. 

Online Courses & Diploma Programs

Get started with Citizens Online High School today by choosing between our diploma pathways or individual course enrollment.

Online Individual Courses

$ 49/65 Per Course Per Month
  • Transfer credit to your local high school.
  • 4,8,16-weeks program, or take up to a year to complete
  • Self-paced, take your time or accelerate your learning
  • Monthly tuition ends when your individual course is completed
  • COHS original courses cost $49 per month, premium courses available for $65/month

Diploma for College | 24 Credits

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

Diploma for Career | 18 Credits

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

About Our International Students High School Program

Flexibility – Your Learning, Your Choices, Your Time
Unlike a traditional school, our students are enrolled in only two courses at a time. Our self-paced curriculum provides students the flexibility of completing their coursework within a 16-week timeframe.  This focused learning framework allows students to explore their knowledge on a deeper level. Learn More

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

Transfer Credits
At Citizens Online High School we will accept up to 75% of credits that you have previously earned.  This can reduce your overall costs by up to $3,564.  Learn More

Improve Your English Language Skills
When traveling or studying in a different country one of the most challenging parts is a having a command of the native language. Here at CHS we want to make sure students do not have any obstacles that prevent them from learning including language acquisition. That is why we are offering a non-obligation course to assist international in learning the English language. By clicking here, you will be able to access our ESOL course to help get you started in learning the English language.

Learn in Two Languages
Learning new concepts can be difficult enough, but learning it at the same time you are learning a new language can be even more difficult. That is why CHS has developed its Bilingual Courses. In these courses you will see the content on the left side in English and then on right side in your native language. All of the assessments will be in English but all of the curriculum will be available in your native language to assist you as you need it going through the course. To see how the courses look and to see how we were able to assist our Spanish speaking students, watch this video.

Citizens Success: 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
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Yes, COHS 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.

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 old active nationally accredited distance education high school in the United States.

Yes, while a COHS 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.

All courses and materials for COHS 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. 

Check out our Tradition of Excellence page to see where our grads have attended college.

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

COHS is confident you will be satisfied with your choice in education.  Should you change your mind, COHS will refund your tuition according to the following refund policy per the requirements set forth by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission.  Our refund policy is designed for what is in the best interests of both student and parents.

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.

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

Yes, Citizens Online 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.

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

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

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

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