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Online High School for AdultsOnline High School for Adults<div class="ExternalClass9177725B443641B5844E21BC30B12F1F"><h2>Career Online High School</h2><p>Phoenix Public Library's (PPL) Career Online High School (COHS) offers an opportunit​y for adults in Phoenix to earn an accredited high school diploma and car​eer certificate online. Tuition waivers were made available through support from The Steele Foundation, Clinton Global Initiative, Phoenix Public Library Foundation, Freeport-McMoRan and Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Applicants who successfully complete an online self-assessment and a two-week prerequisite course will be invited to an in-person interview. <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Take the survey to out if COHS is right for you</strong></a>.</p><h2>Learn more about Career Online High School!</h2> <iframe title="COHS Overview" src="" frameborder="0"></iframe> ​ <p>For more information, please review the frequently asked questions below or contact us at 602.261.8847, email <a href="" target="_blank"><strong></strong></a>, or <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>request an appointment</strong></a>​. You may also visit <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>PPL's COHS website</strong></a>.</p><p>Curious about how it all works? <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Learn about the entire process here</strong></a>. After completing the "Are You Ready Survey" <a href=""><strong>start here to enroll in the program.​</strong></a>.</p></div>









COHS Program Requirements Program Requirements9<div class="ExternalClass6C71AD28591B4447A022620723FB8B9F"><ul><li> Live within Phoenix city limits and have a permanent, physical Phoenix address (or are a City of Phoenix employee).</li><li>Be 21 years of age or older. There is no age limit!</li><li>Have completed at least the 8th grade</li></ul><p>Use this <a href="" target="_blank">City of Phoenix City Limits Map Book</a> if you are unsure of whether your address is within the Phoenix city limits.</p><p>Once Enrolled: </p><ul><li>COHS pairs each student with an online academic coach, who provides the student with an individual career path, offers ongoing guidance, evaluates performance and connects the student with the resources needed to master the courses.</li><li>Students can complete the program in as little as 5 months but will be permitted up to 18 months to graduate.</li><li>The amount of time it will take students to complete the COHS program depends on how many transferrable credits they have from previous high school(s). Students may have up to 14 credits transferred into the COHS program.</li><li>Transferrable credits include core classes such as English, Science, Math, and Social Studies classes. See the full description of credits required for graduation from COHS linked below​</li></ul>​<br></div>
Begin the Enrollment Process the Enrollment Process10<div class="ExternalClassA9889D3A867347D5BD3CDFFA2A9C5035"><h5><strong>Step One</strong><br></h5><ul><li>To begin the enrollment process, the first step is to complete the<strong> </strong>​<a href="" target="_blank" style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="color:#0000ff;"><strong>Are You Ready Survey</strong></span>​</a> ​to ​determine that you meet the basic requirements of the program.</li><li>The online application includes an essay submission of at least 250 words (3-5 paragraphs).<br></li><li>You will receive a response for your application via email and a phone call within 7-10 business days of submitting it.</li></ul><h5><strong>Step Two</strong></h5><ul><li>Complete a prerequisite course in two weeks or less. Once you complete your prerequisite course, you will be contacted to discuss your results.</li><li>If you score a 70% or higher, you will move onto the next step.</li><li>If you score below 70% or do not complete the prerequisite course within two weeks, you will be consulted with your other options.</li></ul><h5><strong>Step Three</strong></h5><ul><li>Participate in a final interview with College Depot staff.</li><li>You will be asked to bring your unofficial transcript(s) to the interview so your transferrable credits may be evaluated.</li></ul><h5><strong>Step Four</strong></h5><ul><li>Receive your tuition waiver and begin your next course.<br></li></ul>​<br></div>​<br>









COHS Credit RequirementsCOHS Credit Requirements<i class="fad fa-diploma"></i><div class="ExternalClass10A5212567324481852DBCAAB75F4AA8">​See the full description of credits required for graduation from COHS.<br></div> Window















What is Career Online High School (COHS)? is Career Online High School (COHS)?11<div class="ExternalClassBFA5E612B0CB49F2A5B64814D681ACEB">What is Career Online High School (COHS)?<br><br><br></div><div class="ExternalClass3813AAA0B74347B9BFD2A6B33C7A6940">COHS is an online high school diploma and career certification program available through Phoenix Public Library (PPL). This program offers free enrollment to a limited number of qualified adult students through a scholarship sponsorship. If a student is unable to meet the requirements for the Phoenix Public Library scholarship sponsorship program, it is possible to enroll directly into the Career Online High School.<br></div>
Who can apply to COHS? can apply to COHS?12<div class="ExternalClassF57CFEA69EAA48609B50B20456CBF953">Who can apply to COHS?<br></div><div class="ExternalClass67221C2C91F14D0CB422108FBE7B44C2">Adults who are 21 years of age or older, live within Phoenix city limits, have completed 8th grade and are dedicated to earning their high school diploma. City of Phoenix employees are not required to live within Phoenix city limits to qualify for the program. PPL provides referrals to alternative education and GED programs for individuals who do not qualify for the program. Please call 602.261.8847 for more information. Program applicants must have a PPL library card or be willing to apply for one. Library cards are available free to Maricopa County residents. Visit any PPL location to complete a library card application.<br></div>
How much does COHS cost? much does COHS cost?13<div class="ExternalClass9E759F4A007641ECA6F854006A1D38BF">How much does COHS cost?<br><br><br></div><div class="ExternalClassACF0497B342949B3A58068408286A405">The Phoenix Public Library's COHS program is scholarship-sponsored. If a student successfully goes through every step of the application process and is accepted into the program, then the program is completely paid for by the Phoenix Public Library. If a student fails to meet the contract of requirements, log-on, participate and complete your courses within the required timeline, then the Phoenix Public Library reserves the right to revoke the student's scholarship.<br></div>
Do I have to have a Phoenix address or can my address be within Maricopa County? I have to have a Phoenix address or can my address be within Maricopa County?14<div class="ExternalClass2AA8F785BA8E43AF9EF1F5292AAD3C9D">Do I have to have a Phoenix address or can my address be within Maricopa County?​<br><br></div><div class="ExternalClassCA6E9FFFF5B640C1BCAA6D495D0DB39A">We have very limited funding for this program and cannot accommodate for the needs of the entire county therefore applicants must physically reside within the City of Phoenix. <br></div>
When will I hear back about my application? will I hear back about my application?15<div class="ExternalClass1DB0C17A182D461BBC87CDEAE0CADB85">I submitted my application but I have not heard from anyone yet, when will I hear back about my application?<br></div><div class="ExternalClass23186FB72BC54137AABBD14CCB8A8ABD">Our advisor reviews applications on Fridays of each week, so depending on the amount of applications, you should expect to hear via email about your application status and next steps in about a week and a half. We advise you to check the email address that you provided in your application and to check your spam folder as well. If you have not been contacted within a week and a half, feel free to call us at 602-261-8847 or send us an email to to confirm if we’ve received your application and we will make sure to get back with you. <br></div>
Is all coursework web-based? all coursework web-based?16<div class="ExternalClass62E9427E8B71499E951263D4FEF951D3">Is all coursework web-based?<br><br></div><div class="ExternalClassA16FDEABDE7D48F29DA9E9DD275FA016">Yes. Once you advance past the COHS application and enroll in the prerequisite course you will get an email that explains how to get unlimited access to the Phoenix Public Library computers. If you’d rather opt out of that option, you can log on and complete your courses anywhere you have access to a computer and the internet. Courses are not accessible on phones or tablets.<br></div>
Will COHS students receive their GED? COHS students receive their GED?17<div class="ExternalClassC3850ABD90BA425DB1D48F2F97F730DA">Will COHS students receive their GED?<br></div><div class="ExternalClassDBA435DE801B4CC4BD97102F4757F14F">No. This is not a GED program. Successful graduates will earn a high school diploma and a career certification through the Career Online High School, which is an accredited high school.<br></div>
What type of job training will be offered with my high school diploma? type of job training will be offered with my high school diploma?18<div class="ExternalClass5B3A604BF4EB424089460ECB910B9780">What type of job training will be offered with my high school diploma?<br></div><div class="ExternalClass61D7B1083FDA4102AD5FC831B1054AD8">Through COHS, students will receive career certificates in one of the following areas: Childcare and Education Certified Protection Officer (Security Officer) Office Management Certified Transportation Services (Trucker/Commercial Driver) Homeland Security General Career Preparation Retail Customer Service Skills Food Service and Customer Service Skills<br></div>
What is the career portfolio? is the career portfolio?19<div class="ExternalClassF81803F62A8D4782B3BAF2B15DA825D1">What is the career portfolio?<br><br></div><div class="ExternalClass588271E228A648B1B704A09A0D0A27EB">All COHS students will be provided with the necessary tools to find a job, including assistance in creating a resume and cover letter. <br></div>
Is all coursework in English? all coursework in English?20<div class="ExternalClassEF60635709E94D4EAFD94C02C70D47BA">Is all coursework in English?<br><br><br></div><div class="ExternalClass23C63EE001294BA4B27CE7377E9961B3">Yes. At this time, all coursework is available in English only.<br></div>
Will I need to purchase textbooks? I need to purchase textbooks?21<div class="ExternalClass55E10FE457DB4F31A38886057308B88F">Will I need to purchase textbooks? <br></div><div class="ExternalClassEAFB6D510C1A4EEBB3C3DCFEB6CD8A5D"><p>No, you will not; however, the Language Arts classes may require novels, which you can check out of the library.<br></p></div>
How long will it take for students to complete the program? long will it take for students to complete the program?22<div class="ExternalClassCB011DA0632F4E3FB32485BF637A328A">How long will it take for students to complete the program?<br></div><div class="ExternalClass01F4D20A06514D2681BE7EA71B2CA9CF">Students will be given up to 18 months to complete the program, which will consist of 18 credits. Students accepted into the program may transfer up to 14 credits from their former high school. Depending on how many credits the student is able to transfer, the program can be completed in as few as five months. For further break-down and more in-depth answers for your particular circumstances, set up an appointment with a specialist at College Depot by calling 602-261-8847.<br></div>
What is the history of COHS? is the history of COHS?23<div class="ExternalClass274750E1EB97498B82DC7FC575CC6946">What is the history of COHS?<br></div><div class="ExternalClass555877C277794CA483E88D6B27237404"><p>COHS began in 2011 and was fully accredited as of February 2012. Since February 2012, 1,953 students have enrolled in the program with a retention rate of 66%.<br></p></div>
Is COHS accredited? COHS accredited?24<div class="ExternalClassB69D792E9792424F89D1557ACAE904A9">Is COHS accredited?<br></div><div class="ExternalClass3B3F72ED55844452AA75746962291CAA">COHS is fully accredited as an online school district by the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the national commission that confers the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) accreditation seal. Students and community members can learn more about the district accreditation process by checking out AdvancEd's website.<br></div>
Will my local community colleges and universities accept a Career Online High School diploma? my local community colleges and universities accept a Career Online High School diploma?25<div class="ExternalClass601D4B3B14F546DCB04E41D5E0FC3766">Will my local community colleges and universities accept a Career Online High School diploma?<br></div><div class="ExternalClassB82CD7A51038451E9695AF97820B915A">COHS graduates are directly admissible to community colleges. In order for a COHS graduate to continue on to an Arizona public university or a university outside of Arizona, they would first have to complete some coursework at a community college.<br></div>
What if I need help with the admissions process following graduation? if I need help with the admissions process following graduation?26<div class="ExternalClass84253AD2F38340EA80FD7A425B299FCC">What if I need help with the admissions process following graduation?<br></div><div class="ExternalClassE92736ADFF9D4471BEE04799FC7A3D63">By 2018, 80% of Arizona jobs will require some form of postsecondary education. College Depot, a program of PPL, provides students with free individualized education plans and assistance with college admissions, financial aid, and scholarships. COHS alumni who have questions about their transcripts or meeting college admissions requirements may call 1.888.408.5783 or email<br></div>
Are COHS staff members credentialed? When are they available to assist students? COHS staff members credentialed? When are they available to assist students?27<div class="ExternalClassF17D3FB0F0AE4140A9EB91F4712F2D6C">Are COHS staff members credentialed? When are they available to assist students?<br></div><div class="ExternalClass2952899D3ABC42BB9ED34F3BB2306157">Yes, all COHS instructors are state certified. Most of the academic coaches and academic instructors are located in Florida. Office hours are 8 am to 5 pm Central Time; however, coaches have evening hours twice a week and the hours will likely be expanded. The COHS academic coach will welcome the student and then continue reaching out at least once every two weeks – and more often as needed.<br></div>
Does the Library offer other resources for education and job preparation? the Library offer other resources for education and job preparation?28<div class="ExternalClass06F4B4C60FCA49B3974E51306899311A">Does the Library offer other resources for education and job preparation?<br></div><div class="ExternalClass2AD042C9B5574440B9B44A146189C4E6">Yes, PPL is committed to helping people meet their education and job preparation needs. Please visit PhoenixWorks for more information.<br></div>
How do I get started? do I get started?29<div class="ExternalClass63FB5E0304C1451FBC5CB771577572B5">How do I get started?<br></div><div class="ExternalClassFC0BA73986584D6CA2504439073FEE53">The first step is to complete the <a href="" target="_blank" style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="color:#0000ff;"><strong>Are You Ready Survey​</strong></span></a>. You will be contacted by College Depot staff at the Phoenix Public Library to continue on to the next step of the program application process or discuss alternatives.<br></div>