Career Online High School

The Green Hills Public Library District is now offering adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online through a new program, Career Online High School (COHS).

We’re providing a limited number of free scholarships to qualified adult learners who are looking to advance their careers, prepare for workforce entry, or continue their education.

This opportunity is supported by the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), a multi-type library consortium serving libraries in northern and western Illinois.  RAILS provides continuing education and consulting, ebook services, delivery, shared online catalogs, talking book services, and more.

How it Works

  • Transfer high school credits you’ve already earned or start from scratch.
  • Take classes online.  You’ll have access to the course materials 24/7.
  • Earn a high school diploma, not a GED, in 18 months or less.
  • Receive support from academic coaches and certified instructors to help you along the way.

Getting Started

  • You must live within the Library District boundaries, which includes Hickory Hills and Palos Hills.
  • You must be 21 years or older.
  • You must commit to 10 hours per week to study and complete coursework.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, show your interest by taking the readiness survey.

Next Steps

After completing the readiness survey, we’ll email you a link so you can take the prerequisite course.  Once the prerequisite course is successfully completed, you may be contacted for an in-person interview at the Library.  The Library will award the scholarships to the best candidates.

Questions?  Let us know!

Be sure to check out the Career Online High School website to explore the program and determine if it’s right for you.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions!