High School Diplomas Online


Earn your High School Diploma & Get Career Training with a Free Scholarship

Marin County Free Library now offers adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and a career certificate through Career Online High School.

The Library is offering a limited number of free scholarships to qualified adults.

About the Program

  • Earn both your high school diploma and a career certificate in one of eight high-growth fields.
  • Create a career portfolio containing important job documents such as your resume and cover letters.
  • Courses are taught in an online learning environment available 24/7.
  • The program is self-paced but takes at least 8-10 hours each week.
  • Each student is assigned an academic coach who offers ongoing guidance and support.
  • Requires completion of 18 credits total (see Graduation Requirements).
  • You will be given up to 18 months to complete the program. The average time to complete is 12 months. You may be able to shorten the completion time by transferring credits from previously completed accredited high school courses.

Get Started!



Learn more about the program on the Career Online High School website.



Take the Online Self-Assessment to see if this program is a good match for you.
Take Self Assessment

The Library will contact all eligible applicants within one week, with instructions on enrolling in a prerequisite course.



Enroll in and complete a prerequisite course within 2 weeks with your library card and select one of eight career options you wish to pursue.

Once you successfully complete the prerequisite course, we will contact you to schedule an interview. Scholarships will be offered on a first-come first-qualified basis. You may be placed on a waitlist until additional scholarships become available.

Applicant Requirements

  • Age 19 or older
  • Live in Marin County
  • Have a library card in good standing
  • Willing to dedicate 8-10 hours per week on coursework
  • Comfortable reading, writing, and speaking in English
  • Basic computer and internet skills
  • Completed at least the 8th grade


Read the Frequently Asked Questions about the Career Online High School program.

For more information, email the library at cohs@marincounty.org.

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Career Online High School Pilot Program
The Career Online High School program is available to our library through a partnership with Gale, a part of Cengage Learning. The Career Online High School Pilot Program is supported by the State of California and public libraries around the state.