Career Online High School

Scholarships for the current school year need to be awarded by May 30, 2017. Pending funding from the State of Florida, the Career Online High School program will be begin again in July. Please visit this site again then, or email for information.
Safety Harbor Public Library is excited to announce our participation in the Career Online High School (COHS) program. This program offers adults (19 and older) the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online. The library’s pilot program offers a limited number of scholarships to qualified adult learners who are looking to advance their careers, prepare for workforce entry, and continue their education. Applicants who successfully complete an online self-assessment, a prerequisite course, and an in-person interview will be considered for enrollment.


The core classes consist of the following subjects: English, Math, Social Studies, and Science.  In addition, students will choose from the following high-growth, high-demand career fields and complete coursework to develop the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for:

To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Age 19 and older
  • Pinellas County Resident
  • PPLC library cardholder in good standing or willing to apply for a library cardCOHS_tmplt_CTA_right_for_you_sdbr1

The Application Process

Step 1 – Self Assessment:
The first step is to take the Self-Assessment to determine if this online high school program will meet your educational and career goals. The self-assessment can be completed in just a few minutes by answering a few questions. A small essay (150 words or less) is also part of the assessment. The library will contact you within five days of the completion of your self-assessment.

Step 2 – Prerequisite Course:
The library will review your self-assessment to determine if you meet the basic requirements for the program and are ready to enroll in the prerequisite career course, which must be completed in two weeks with a score of 70% or higher.

Step 3 – The Interview:
Once you have successfully completed your prerequisite course, the library will contact you within five days to schedule an interview to discuss your application for a scholarship award.

Step 4 – The Scholarship:
After your interview, the library will contact you about the scholarship award. If accepted into the program, you will gain access to the online classroom to begin your coursework.

Still wondering if the program is right for you? Check out the frequently asked questions to learn more. For additional information, please contact Lisa Kothe via email at

Career Online High School is brought to you through a partnership with the State of Florida.

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