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Career Online
High School

Career Online</br>High School

Welcome to Career Online High School!

Milwaukee Public Library offers a scholarship program for Career Online High School (COHS). From this Online Instruction Center, you can:

  • Browse the career courses available
  • Enroll for Part 1: the COHS prerequisite career course
  • Enroll in Part 2: the full COHS program
  • Log-in as a student and access your classroom

Here’s how it works:

Requirements: Must be a City of Milwaukee resident, be at least 23 years old, and have successfully completed the 8th grade.

Step 1 – Your online self-assessment indicates that you meet the basic requirements for the program and are ready to enroll in the two-week long prerequisite career course.

Step 2 – Browse the catalog and choose your career focus e.g. Part 1 – Certified Protection Officer.  Use your library card to enroll in the course of your choice. This is a two-week long prerequisite course. Note: it is important that you complete the prerequisite coursework in two weeks or less.

Step 3 – If you successfully complete the two-week long prerequisite course with a 70% or higher and with two weeks or less, your library will contact you within 5 days to schedule an interview at the library to discuss your application for a scholarship award.

Step 4 – Upon completion of your interview, your library will contact you within 5 days about the scholarship award.

If accepted into the program, you will enroll in Part 2 of this career area e.g. Part 2 - Certified Protection Officer (Prerequisite required). This course is a continuation of the career area you selected for your prerequisite course. You will gain entry into your online classroom within 72 hours.

If you have questions about this program please contact us:

We’re here to help guide you to the support and programs that best fit your needs.


Meet and Greets

Have questions about MPL’s new Career Online High School? Interested in getting a high school diploma?  Feel free to stop by and get more information.

Washington Park Branch | Thursday, March 21, 2-4 p.m.

Tippecanoe Branch | Monday, March 25, 4-6 p.m.

Center Street Branch | Tuesday, March 26, 3-5 p.m.

Washington Park Branch | Wednesday, March 27, 2-4 p.m.

Center Street Branch | Monday, April 8, 3-5 p.m.

Central Library | Thursday, April 11, 12:30-2:30 p.m.


Career Online High School is provided with support from the
Milwaukee Public Library Foundation.