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Over 11,000 adults have graduated from Career Online High School. Now, thanks to the San Francisco Public Library, you can, too.

Next Steps:


1. Choose a Career Path and enroll in Part 1: Prerequisite course.

2. Complete Part 1: Prerequisite course within 2 weeks.

3. Once completed, we will contact you to discuss next steps.

  • Am I Eligible?

    To be eligible, you must:

    Applicants should be able to display a strong desire to achieve a high school diploma. San Francisco Public Library has a limited number of scholarships to offer, and Career Online High School requires students to be able to commit at least eight hours per week to the program.

    Applicants must be a California resident and have a San Francisco Public Library card (click here for more information about acquiring a library card).

    Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have successfully completed 8th grade.

  • About the Program

    Time & Effort

    • Complete your first course within 2 weeks.

    • Take your courses online, on your schedule.

    • Spend at least 8–10 hours a week.

    • Average completion time is 12–14 months.

    Transfer Credit

    Transfer up to 14 of the 18 credits from prior high schools or the GED. We will show you how to request transcripts.


    We will help you succeed with:

    • Personalized academic coaching

    • Academic help from certified instructors

    • Technical support

    • Online career webinars and seminars

    Technical Requirements

    You need access to a computer or tablet, Internet connection, and an email address. See Technology Requirements.

    What Courses Will I Take?

    (Skip any you have transfer credit for):

    • Career Elective Courses (4 credits)
    • English (4 credits)
    • Social Studies & Health (4 credits)
    • Math (3 credits)
    • Science (3 credits)


    Accredited by Cognia/NCA/SACS/NWAC.