Earn Your High School Diploma -- Career Online High Schoolcareer online high school

McHenry Public Library District, in partnership with the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), offers District residents 21 and older* the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online through Career Online High School. 

The library offers scholarships for qualified adult learners who are looking to expand their career opportunities, prepare for workforce entry, and continue their education.

To be considered for the program, applicants must be a McHenry Public Library card holder, need to successfully complete an online self-assessment and an in-person interview with the library's enrollment team.

If you are selected for the program, you will have the opportunity to: 

  • Take classes online
  • Have the flexibility to access classwork 24/7.
  • Be supported by certified instructors and an academic coach.
  • Earn an accredited high school diploma while preparing for a career in one of 8 high-demand, high-growth fields.
  • Graduate with the tools to advance in your profession or take the next step in your education.

Once enrolled in the program, 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 the resources needed to master the courses. Students will be given up to 18 months to complete the program, but many complete it sooner, depending on how many previous credits they can have transferred.

Learn More

Call 815-385-0036 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and a member of our enrollment team will contact you. Or visit the Career Online High School website for more information. Here are some frequently asked questions. *Applicant must have a valid MPLD library card in good standing.