Tarpon Springs Public Library participates in the Career Online High School (COHS) program. This program offers adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate in one of nine high-demand career fields, all online.
No Cost: There are scholarships available for qualified students who are looking to advance their careers, prepare for workforce entry, or continue their education.
Lots of Support: Each student is assigned an academic coach who offers ongoing support via phone, text, and email, and can connect you with additional instructional help when needed. Technical support is available by phone or email.
To be considered for enrollment, applicants must successfully complete the following steps:
- Step 1: An “Are You Ready?” Survey
- Step 2: A prerequisite course to become comfortable with online learning
- Step 3: An in-person interview at the library
To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:
- Age 19 or older
- Pinellas County resident
- PPLC library cardholder in good standing or apply for a library card
- At least one year of high school already completed
The core classes consist of the following subjects: English, Math, Social Studies, and Science.
In addition to earning a high school diploma, students will earn a career certificate in one of these fields:
- Child Care and Education
- Commercial Driving
- Food and Hospitality
- General Career Preparation
- Home Care Professional
- Security Professional
- Hospitality and Leisure
- Office Management
- Retail Customer Service
- Introduction to Manufacturing
- The program consists of 18 credits total. The average time to complete is 12 months, however you will be given up to 18 months to complete the program.
- It is possible to transfer credits from previously completed accredited high school courses, shortening your completion time.
- The program is self-directed, but plan to devote at least 8-10 hours each week to coursework; each credit is designed to be completed over the course of one month.
Wondering if COHS is right for you?
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