Due to the Success of Career Online High School, Computer Systems Institute Joins the Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action with ed2go and Smart Horizons Career Online Education

Computer Systems Institute pledges to provide scholarships to Career Online High School to combat the dropout and jobless rates in Illinois by increasing education levels. CSI has made the online program available in campus-based learning labs at three of its campuses.

Computer Systems Institute

Illinois-based Computer Systems Institute (CSI) today announced that it has launched a first-of-its kind scholarship-matching program as part of Career Online High School’s (COHS) Commitment to Action through the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). CSI launched the high school program on three of its four campuses in January of this year and saw enrollment numbers spike immediately. “We went from zero to 46 enrolled students in less than 2 months,” said Dawn Bravo, CSI’s Vice President of Operations. “We decided to join the Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action when we realized how in-demand this program became in the first month we launched it at each campus location.” Read More…

Posted in Press Releases on April 22nd, 2014.

Brown Mackie College and Smart Horizons Career Online Education to Help Adults Complete High School Diplomas

Clinton Global Initiative “Commitment to Action” Creates Scholarship Matching Program.

Brown Mackie College

Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE), the world’s first private, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Investments (SACS) accredited, online school district, today announced that the Brown Mackie College system of schools (“Brown Mackie College”) has launched ed2go’s Career Online High School at eight of its schools. Brown Mackie College was the first post-secondary institution to join ed2go and SHCOE’s Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action, which includes a scholarship-matching program benefitting individuals lacking high school diplomas.

Part of the SHCOE district, Career Online High School was launched in 2012 by Cengage Learning’s ed2go, the nation’s largest provider of turnkey online training, in order to offer a career-based education to the millions of adults without high school diplomas. The program will be offered at Brown Mackie College schools in Cincinnati, OH; Indianapolis, IN; Kansas City, KS; Miami, FL; Phoenix, AZ; St. Louis, MO; North Canton, OH; and Louisville, KY. The commitment includes an agreement to offer scholarships to 64 young adults to enable them to earn high school diplomas and career certificates from SHCOE.

“We are committing to helping underserved populations obtain their high school diplomas. It is a stepping stone for these individuals to advanced training and education that empowers them with the knowledge and skills necessary to be competitive in today’s job market,” said Danny Finuf, President of Brown Mackie College system of schools. “Career Online High School offers this population a solution that meets them where they are at in terms of their education, offers them a solution to achieve their high school diplomas and, as a result, helps them move forward with their education, careers and lives. At Brown Mackie College, it’s our passion to make those kinds of investments in human potential.”

Students completing the COHS program will earn both an accredited high school diploma and a credentialed certificate in one of eight career areas, paving the way for enrollment into post-secondary programs such as those offered at Brown Mackie College. Brown Mackie College offers programs focused in career education in fields including nursing, health care and wellness, business and technology, legal studies, early childhood education, and construction trades.

Finuf sees “accountability” as a key feature in joining ed2go and Smart Horizons Career Online Education’s Clinton Global Initiative “Commitment to Action.”

“At Brown Mackie College, we believe firmly in being responsible members of the communities where we live, work and educate our students. This is a commitment that will re-engage adults back into the educational system and that has the ability to directly change and impact peoples’ lives through education,” said Finuf.

Learn more about ed2go and SHCOE’s first-of-its-kind scholarship-matching program.

About Brown Mackie College
Brown Mackie College is a system of over 25 schools located throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Administrative office: 625 Eden Park Drive, Suite 1100; Cincinnati, OH 45202. ©2014 Brown Mackie College.

About the Clinton Global Initiative
Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date CGI members have made more than 2,300 commitments, which are already improving the lives of more than 400 million people in over 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued at $73.5 billion.

CGI also convenes CGI America, a meeting focused on collaborative solutions to economic recovery in the United States, and CGI University (CGI U), which brings together undergraduate and graduate students to address pressing challenges in their community or around the world, and, this year, CGI Latin America, which will bring together Latin American leaders to identify, harness, and strengthen ways to improve the livelihoods of people in Latin America and around the world. For more information, visit clintonglobalinitiative.org and follow us on Twitter @ClintonGlobal and Facebook at facebook.com/clintonglobalinitiative.

About Smart Horizons Career Online Education
Smart Horizons Career Online Education, founded in 2009 and located in Pensacola, Florida, is a private, AdvancED/SACS accredited online school district. AdvancED/SACS District accreditation signifies that SHCOE and all of its schools are fully accredited and that SHCOE is recognized across the nation as a quality school system. Smart Horizons Career Online Education offers 18-credit, career-based high school diploma programs that are designed to prepare students for entrance into the workplace. Career certificate offerings include Childcare Education, Office Management, Protection Services, Homeland Security, Transportation Services, Professional Skills, Retail Customer Service Skills, and Food & Customer Service Skills.
For more information, visit our website at www.shcoe.org, call our office at 855.777.4265 or email us at info@shcoe.org

Posted in Press Releases on April 15th, 2014.

District’s Newest Academic Coach Says She’s Students’ Biggest Cheerleader

Ms. Darlene Lawrence

Darlene Lawrence
The district’s newest
Academic Coach

Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE) is pleased to announce the hiring of Darlene Lawrence as the district’s newest academic coach. Founded in 2009, SHCOE is the world’s first AdvancED/SACS accredited online school district, offering an instructional program that enables students to earn a high school diploma and a credentialed career certificate in one, comprehensive online program. Read More…

Posted in News Announcements on April 8th, 2014.

Center for Excellence in Higher Education Announces Launch of Career Online High School Program in Partnership with Smart Horizons Career Online Education and ed2go

In support of its mission to promote excellence in education, the Center for Excellence in Higher Education says it is offering Career Online High School program to Utah and Colorado students lacking high school diplomas. CEHE has made the online program available in campus-based learning labs at its sponsored colleges.

CollegeAmerica

The Center for Excellence in Higher Education (CEHE) has joined the growing list of post-secondary organizations making Career Online High School (COHS) available to students seeking an accredited high school diploma. Through its new partnership with Smart Horizons Career Online Education and ed2go, CEHE has launched COHS on its college campuses in Utah and Colorado. Read More…

Posted in Press Releases on April 1st, 2014.

SER National Partners with ed2go and Smart Horizons Career Online Education on Clinton Global Initiative “Commitment to Action”

SER National to provide scholarships to Career Online High School to combat the dropout rate among underserved populations in the communities it serves across the country.

SER Career Academy

National non-profit corporation SER National has announced that it will join Smart Horizons Career Online Education and ed2go’s Commitment to Action through the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). The Commitment to Action includes a scholarship-matching program that will benefit members of underserved populations served by SER National, enabling them to earn high school diplomas at the Career Online High School (COHS). Over time, SER National plans to make 100 total scholarships available through the commitment. Read More…

Posted in Press Releases on March 18th, 2014.

Los Angeles Public Library First in the Nation to Offer High School Diploma and Career Certificate Program in Partnership with Gale

Career Online High School Pilot Program Launched March 3

KinexusThe Los Angeles Public Library is the first public library in the nation to offer adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online through Career Online High School (COHS), in partnership with Gale, part of Cengage Learning, a leading global provider of educational content, tools and services to libraries, schools and businesses. As of March 3, the Library began offering a limited number of grants to qualified adults (19 and older) who are residents of the City of Los Angeles and looking to advance their careers, prepare for workforce entry or continue their education. There is no cost to students for the program but enrollment is limited and demand is expected to be high. Read More…

Posted in News Announcements on March 11th, 2014.

Project Hope Alliance Joins Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action With ed2go and Smart Horizons Career Online Education to Help Provide a Brighter Future for Homeless Children and Their Parents

Project Hope Alliance will offer a scholarship-matching program to enable homeless parents to earn high school diplomas via the Career Online High School. Project Hope sees this partnership as a key step in improving these families’ standard of living while breaking the cycle of poverty and joblessness that accompanies lack of educational attainment.

Project Hope Alliance

Project Hope Alliance has become the newest partner in the ed2go/Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE) Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action agreement. The agreement includes a scholarship-matching program, which will provide a total of 50 Career Online High School (COHS) scholarships to homeless parents in Orange County, California. Read More…

Posted in Press Releases on March 4th, 2014.

Private Online School District Battles America’s High School Dropout Crisis and Offers a Solution to Educational Trauma

Students who have been failed by the traditional education system are finding success in an alternative online career-based program with student support as its cornerstone. Smart Horizons Career Online Education’s partnerships with public and private entities ranging from non-profits to prisons to corporations enables the district to reach various types of learners.

Dr. Howard Liebman

Dr. Howard Liebman
Co-founder and Superintendent
of Smart Horizons Career
Online Education

Dr. Howard Liebman founded Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE) in late 2009 with one central mission in mind—to reach the approximately 45 million adults in the U.S. population who do not have a high school education and prepare them for the workplace. Read More…

Posted in Press Releases on February 13th, 2014.

Mother of Two Reaches for her Ultimate Career Goal in Radiology by Earning her Online High School Diploma with Career Online High School

Delma Davila, graduateDelma Davila knew that finishing high school was a necessary step to reach her career goals, but she needed the right program to fit her lifestyle. As a busy mom and stepmom of two active boys, she sought a school that would offer her flexibility to work toward her education while still having time to watch her kids. Read More…

Posted in Career Online High School, Graduates, News Announcements on February 4th, 2014.

Smart Horizons Career Online Education and ed2go Announce Partnership with the American Advanced Technicians Institute to Offer Career Online High School

American Advanced Technicians InstituteSmart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE) and ed2go are pleased to announce that Career Online High School is now available to students preparing for automotive technology careers through a new partnership with American Advanced Technicians Institute. Read More…

Posted in News Announcements on January 28th, 2014.