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Earn An Accredited High School Diploma and Career Certificate Online

The Pinellas County Career Online High School offers Pinellas County adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and a career certificate online through cooperating libraries.

The program provides a limited number of scholarships to qualified students who are looking to advance their careers, prepare for workforce entry or continue their education.

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

To be considered:

  • You must be 19 and older
  • You must be a Pinellas County Resident
  • You must have a PPLC library card in good standing or apply for a library card
  • It is recommended that you have completed at least one year of High School

Once enrolled, 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 resources needed to master the courses. A student can complete the program in as little as five months but is given up to 18 months if needed. Students are expected to spend 8 to 10 hours per week on COHS.


Frequently Asked Questions  |  COHS Self-Assessment  |  COHS Website


If you are interested in learning more about the COHS program, please contact one of the participating libraries below:

Largo Public Library

Safety Harbor Public Library

St. Petersburg Library System

Tarpon Springs


The Career Online High School project is brought to you by the State of Florida and is administered by Smart Horizons Career Online Education through a partnership with Gale, a part of Cengage Learning.

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