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Career Online High School Program

Who can apply to COHS?

Will COHS students receive their GED?

No. This is not a GED (General Educational Development) program. Successful graduates will earn a high school diploma and a career certification through an accredited high school.

What is the difference between a GED and high school diploma?

While both the GED and the high school diploma are important, there are several differences between them: among the most significant is the fact that some colleges, institutions, and organizations require a high school diploma and may not accept the GED. In addition to providing a high school diploma, COHS gives students the benefit of earning a career certificate and completing additional job preparation documents and training.

What type of career certification will be offered?

Through COHS, students may earn a certificate in the following areas:

  • Childcare and Education
  • Certified Protection Officer (Security Officer)
  • Office Management
  • Commercial Driving
  • Homeland Security
  • General Career Preparation
  • Retail Customer Service
  • Food and Hospitality
  • Home Care Professional
  • Hospitality and Leisure

Visit the PWPL Career Online High School website for more details and fill out the self-assessment to see if this program is a good fit for you. After taking the quick self-assessment, a librarian will contact you to talk about your next steps. If you have any questions, contact


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