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Career Online High School

New Mexico Career Online High School

The New Mexico State Library is accepting applications from New Mexico public and tribal libraries for participation in the Career Online High School program.

Career Online High School is an educational service offered by Smart Horizons, which offers adults (19 plus years of age) the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and entry level career certificate at the same time. In this program libraries receive support to offer one free full tuition scholarship in their communities, provided that the library can fund one tuition scholarship as a match. Please see the project information and requirements  below for a full description of the program as well as the timeline.

Application Process:

Before you apply:  please read the Project Information & Requirements carefully.

Please submit your complete application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  We suggest that you refer to the application questions prior to beginning your application in order to better understand the program requirements and to develop your answers before submitting your application.

Application for Library Participation in COHS

Each participating library receives:

•    One Career Online High School scholarship for the full tuition cost from the State Library, which must be matched by another full tuition scholarship funded by the library.  
•    Outreach materials and marketing support from Smart Horizons

•    Intensive training and ongoing technical assistance from Smart Horizons

Selected libraries must provide:

•    Staff time to attend the training course and expertise to manage the COHS program at their library
•    A matching full tuition scholarship/student enrollment ($1095) for each scholarship provided by the State Library; libraries are expected to purchase their matching scholarship within 6 months of starting the program
•    A program agreement form signed by the library director.
•    See the Project Information & Requirements for the specifics regarding what a library must do to successfully participate in the program   

State Library has full tuition scholarships available to participating libraries.  The scholarships will be distributed to libraries on a first come, first granted basis.  Additional scholarships are available to participating libraries and are distributed based upon a library’s successful participation in the program.

For further information about the New Mexico Career Online High School program, please contact:

Lori Smith Thornton
Chief Public Services
COHS Program Coordinator
New Mexico State Library
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(505) 476-9717