Career Online High School

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Career Online High School (COHS) is an online high school diploma and career certification program funded by Mesa County Libraries, in partnership with the Colorado State Library and Gale, part of Cengage Learning. Residents of Mesa County who have completed eighth grade and are 19 years old or older are eligible to apply.  We also have a new GED Program for in-person classes.

Application Process

Applicants who successfully complete an online self-assessment and prerequisite course, followed by an in-person interview, will be considered for enrollment.

Once enrolled in the program, Career Online High School 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. Students will be given up to 18 months to complete the program.

Complete Program Information

Visit the Career Online High School website for more information on the program, including a list of Frequently Asked Questions, to help you decide if this program is right for you.

Career Certificates

With COHS, you can earn your career certificate in addition to your high school diploma. Students choose a major from one of the following high-growth, high-demand career fields and complete coursework to develop the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for:

Student Self-Assessment

If you’ve explored the program and decide it’s a good fit, get started by taking the online Student Self-Assessment. Please note we will not be enrolling new students until July 2024.

For additional questions or information, please contact COHS Program Manager Emily McConnell at or call 970-683-2443.