for high school
Earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate.
The Broward County Library received a grant from the Library Technology and Services Act to provide tuition-free scholarships for Career Online High School (COHS). The COHS program, free to eligible adults, offers the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and a career certificate simultaneously.
The COHS program enables qualified students to advance their careers, prepare for entry into the workforce, or continue their education. To get started, applicants must complete a brief online self-assessment on the library's COHS website, a prerequisite course, and an in-person interview. There are a limited number of scholarships available until September 30.
The requirements for applicants are to be 19 years of age or older, reside in Broward County, have a valid library card or apply for a library card, and have completed at least one year of high school.
Once enrolled, students are paired with an online academic coach who provides academic guidance, assesses performance, and connects the student to the resources necessary to master the courses. A student can complete the program in as little as five months, but is given up to 18 months. Students are expected to spend 8-10 hours a week at COHS.
The COHS program is completely online and includes supplemental materials such as books. Participants need access to a laptop or computer with Internet access, which is available free of charge at any Broward County Library location.
This project was financed under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Florida LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services. For additional information on the COHS program, email COHS@broward.org or call the library at 954-357-6230.
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