Earn your High School Diploma NOW

Career Online High School

The Alameda County Library, in partnership with the California State Library and Gale-Cengage Learning, offers adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high diploma and one of eight career certificates online through the Career Online High School (COHS).

The library’s pilot program provides a limited number of scholarships to qualified adult learners who are looking to expand their career opportunities, prepare for workplace entry and continue their education.  The scholarships are funded by the Alameda County Library Foundation and the State Library.

Career Online High School offered by the Alameda County Library is open to eligible Ashland, Cherryland, San Lorenzo, as well as Union City, Newark and Fremont residents. Applicants who successfully complete an online self-assessment and two week prerequisite course, followed by an in-person interview, will be considered for enrollment and a scholarship.

Once enrolled in the program, Career Online High School pairs each student with an academic coach, who provides the student with an individual career path, offers on-going 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. Students may transfer credit from accredited High School courses which will shorten the diploma completion.



Email: diploma@aclibrary.org and our enrollment team will contact you, or visit the ­Career Online High School website for more information. Read the frequently asked questions.

Civic/Citizenship classes

Civics/Citizenship Class at the Fremont Main Library


Ready to become a U.S. citizen? Get prepared for the Naturalization test while learning important facts about US government, culture, and history. This is a fun eight-week class. All materials are provided.

You must attend the orientation meeting on: Tuesday, May 3 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at the van Doorn Room, Fremont Main Library. FREE.

Classes start on May 10 – June 28. Intermediate English level required. Space is limited. Tell a friend.


Call NOW. Alameda County Library’s Adult Literacy Services (510) 745-1480 for more information.

flag128x130   Citizenship WS 2016 flyer

Winter-spring session, 2016

The Write to Read Winter-spring session will be starting on Tuesday, January 19 to Saturday, May 7, 2016 for all Reading Clubs, and Basic Education classes. Registration for these classes starts on January 4, 2016. Registration for reading clubs is first come, first served for all learners.

Please check or call for other schedules, including basic computer skills labs, Project MOVE job seeking classes, and ESL job English at the Ashland Community Center and the Eden Area One Stop Career Center.

Current enrolled learners will receive a class schedule in the mail. New learners from all branches, please call the Fremont phone number below for an assessment appointment.

All classes are free. For more information, call the Alameda County Adult Literacy Services  at (510) 745-1480. http://guides.aclibrary.org/literacy


Congratulations to Castro Valley Adult School students Michael and Martina who passed the GED test with flying colors.

Tutor Sergio Garcia assisted with math. Thank you, Sergio!

Adult Literacy Services is offering a FREE special Citizenship Preparation class for U.S. residents. This six-week class will cover U.S. civics, history, government, English skills and naturalization test preparation. This class doesn’t include N-400 form completion nor application filing assistance.

ORIENTATION MEETING held on Tuesday, August 25 from 6 – 7:30 PM. van Doorn Room, Fremont Main Library.

(Attendance at the Orientation Meeting is REQUIRED TO ENROLL.)

Intermediate level English is required.

Two Civics class sections will be offered:

  • Tuesdays, September 1 – October 6
  • Tuesday, October 20 – November 24

For more information, please call the Alameda County Library’s Adult Literacy Services at (510) 745-1480

For Assistance with application reviews, filing and N-400 assistance, call the International Institute of the Bay Area at (510) 451-2846. http://www.ebnatz.org. Low-income applicants, may request a fee waiver.

The Adult Literacy Services Reading Clubs will start on Monday September 21.

Registration for Reading Clubs starts on Tuesday, September 8. Call to register.


All Reading Club groups are first come, first served. You must register every session. If the reading club is full, you’ll be placed in a waiting list.

Watch for a Reading Club schedule in the mail in the next two weeks.

For more information call the Adult Literacy Services (510) 745-1480


The current fall 2014 BASIC classes, computer labs, and reading clubs schedule are ready.
Please register first to join a class.

Registration starts on September 2 for all classes, including Reading Clubs, ABE classes, computer labs, and for Project MOVE’s Job Seeking classes, ESL Job Search class, and Basic Computer Skills labs (Ashland, Cherryland and San Lorenzo area).

For more information, please call Rachel Parra at (510) 745-1480.


Reading Club Schedule. Please click Reading Club Schedule

Basic Class Schedule. Please click Basic Skills Schedule

Project MOVE schedule. Please call us for location and hours.