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Join 1,000+ McDonald’s Employees Who Did It!

Over a thousand restaurant employees have graduated from Career Online High School. Now you can, too.

  • No Cost for Eligible Employees
  • 100% Online Flexibility
  • Transfer Credit Accepted
  • Support from a Dedicated Academic Coach
  • Career Certificate Included

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  • Am I Eligible?

    McOpCo Employees

    McOpCo full-time Store Manager Trainee, Certified Swing Manager, Department Manager, or General Manager are eligible if:

    • You have a performance rating of “significant performance” or better, maintained throughout the course/program. 

    McOpCo restaurant Crew, Floor Supervisor, Shift Manager Trainee, Primary Maintenance, or other part-time employee are eligible if:

    • You are employed by McDonald’s for at least 90 cumulative days.
    • You work an average of 15 hours per week or more.
    • You have a performance rating of “significant performance” or better, maintained throughout the course/program.

    Operator Employees

    Full-time restaurant manager or staff of participating Franchise Owner/Operator are eligible if:

    • You are currently employed by a participating Franchise Owner/Operator.
    • You work a minimum of 30 hours per week for that Franchise Owner/Operator.
    • You are in good standing as determined by the Franchise Owner/Operator.

    Restaurant crew, part-time manager or part-time office staff of participating Franchise Owner/Operator are eligible if:

    • You are currently employed by a participating Franchise Owner/Operator.
    • You are employed by the same Franchise Owner/Operator at least 90 cumulative days as of the time of the Tuition Assistance Request application completion.
    • You work an average of 15 hours per week for that Franchise Owner/Operator.
    • You are in good standing as determined by the Franchise Owner/Operator.
  • About the Program

    Time & Effort

    • You have two weeks to complete your first course (Part 1: Prerequisite).

    • Take your courses 100% online, on your schedule.

    • You can expect to spend at least 8–10 hours per week on your courses.

    • Average completion time is 12–14 months.

    • The more time you spend on your courses, the faster you can graduate.

    Transfer Credit

    You can transfer in up to 14 of the 18 credits required for graduation from other accredited high schools or from successfully passed GED content areas. We will walk you through the process of how to request transcripts.

    Support

    We will help you succeed in a way that works for you—with no F grades and no final exams. And, you can retake tests until you’ve mastered the material. We offer plenty of support:

    • Personalized academic coaching

    • Academic help from certified instructors

    • Technical support

    • Online career webinars and seminars

    Accreditation

    Career Online High School is accredited by Cognia, formerly AdvancED. This means that the school is NCA CASI, SACS CASI, and NWAC accredited.

    What Courses Will I Take?

    You must successfully complete a total of 18 credits (either through COHS or transfer credits).

    • Career Elective Courses (4 credits)
    • English (4 credits)
    • Social Studies (3 credits)
    • Math (3 credits)
    • Science (3 credits)
    • Health/Personal Fitness (1 credit)

    Technical Requirements

    You will need to have access to a computer or tablet, Internet connection, and email to complete the courses. For a detailed list, view our Technology Requirements.