Career Online High School (COHS)

Career Online High School Preschool Teacher with Child
The Nevada County Community Library is happy to announce that we now offer Career Online High School (COHS).


We are offering a limited number of COHS scholarships, allowing adult learners, age 18 and over, to earn an accredited high school diploma as well as a career certificate in one of eight high-demand career fields.

Program Details

The COHS program can be accessed twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, via the Internet, so students can work at their own pace and when it is convenient for them. Students will be given up to 18 months to complete the program.

Academic Coaches

Students are paired with an academic coach to whom they can reach out as frequently as they would like. The coaches are available via phone or email. They offer ongoing guidance and connect the student with the resources needed to master the courses.

Nevada County Community Library staff members are also available to help students overcome obstacles they may have in participating in the program.


To be considered for COHS, applicants must be over 19 years old, have a library card, and show a willingness and ability to dedicate ten hours a week to coursework. Prospective participants must complete a short Online Self-Assessment to determine basic eligibility. If eligible for COHS, students must register and complete a two-week Pre-Requisite Course.

Upon successful completion of the Pre-Requisite Course, Library staff will contact students to schedule an in-person interview to determine eligibility for a scholarship.


Career Online High School is made available through a partnership with Gale Cengage and the California State Library. Scholarships are sponsored by the Friends of the Nevada County Libraries, Friends of the Truckee Library, and California State Library.

Career Online High School Website Information

  • Learn more about how Career Online High School and the enrollment process works
  • Check the Frequently Asked Questions

Enrolling in Career Online High School

  • Take the short Self-Assessment to see if Career Online High School is right for you!
  • Log in and take the two week prerequisite course
  • Transfer previous credits
Get more information at Career Online High School FAQs.

Additional Information

For further information, please email us or call 530-265-1407.