Career Online High School

Earn Your High School Diploma

You can now earn your high school diploma entirely online with Career Online High School, an exciting new scholarship-based program available through Rockbridge Regional Library System.

About the Program

This self-paced, flexible format is designed for adults 20 years of age and older to continue their academic careers by earning an accredited high school diploma (not GED) and a career path certificate within 18 months. Students who meet the enrollment criteria will receive a scholarship to cover the cost of the program. If selected for the program, students can expect to dedicate 8-10 hours per week to their coursework.

Through Career Online High School, each student will get support from an academic success coach, have access to courses led by certified instructors in an online learning environment available 24/7, and develop a career portfolio containing important job documents such as a resume and cover letters.

In addition to an accredited high school diploma, successful graduates will also earn a certificate in one of ten high-demand career fields, such as Child Care and Education, Security Professional, Food and Hospitality, Office Management, Introduction to Manufacturing, and Retail Customer Service.

To learn more about the Career Online High School (COHS) program, read COHS frequently asked questions and answers.

How to Apply

First, take a short online survey to see if Career Online High School is right for you.

Next, enroll in and complete the prerequisite course in two weeks or less. A link to the prerequisite course will be emailed to you. After the prerequisite course has been completed a Rockbridge Regional Library System staff member will contact you to discuss next steps and scholarship details. If you have questions or concerns about the application process, email

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