Smart Horizons Career Online Education Forms Strategic Alliance with Ed2Go to Deliver Online Adult Continuing Education Resulting in High School Diploma
Pensacola, FL, April 11, 2011 – Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE) has formed a strategic alliance with Education To Go (ed2go) for adults seeking to further their education utilizing an innovative, cutting-edge online learning platform. SHCOE’s cutting edge program will be offered as an online career high school division within ed2go’s global network of post-secondary partners, providing access to secondary education completion for millions of adult learners in a new and dynamic way.
In February 2011, SHCOE was granted full accreditation as the world’s first AdvancED/SACS accredited online school district. SHCOE offers adult education online programs that allow students, returning to the education process, an opportunity to earn an 18-credit high school diploma while also completing course work for a career certificate. ed2go, part of Cengage Learning, is a leading provider of online adult continuing education courses with nearly two million students enrolled.
“This is exactly the kind of joint venture we have been looking for to make SHCOE available to a broader range of potential students,” said Dr. Howard Liebman, SHCOE CEO and Superintendent. “ed2go is a well-established and highly respected provider of quality online instruction in partnership with over 2,000 colleges and universities. I know people will be excited when they see that SHCOE’s career-based high school diploma is included as part of the ed2go offerings. This alliance represents a natural, synergistic fit that is going to help make a difference in people’s lives.”
Liebman said that the initial goal is for SHCOE to enroll 100,000 new students over the next several years as the collaboration with ed2go gains momentum. “This is only the beginning of where this strategic alliance can take us,” he said.
“We’re excited about this unique new relationship with SHCOE and the opportunity to leverage – on a national scale – the expertise and local community support provided by our outstanding college and university partners,” said ed2go Vice President, Jerry Weissberg. “This is the ‘winning combination’ that will make access, affordability and choice a reality for individuals who want to earn their diploma and the opportunity for a more prosperous future.”
About Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE)
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, Healthcare (coming in Fall 2011) and Transportation Services. For more information, visit our Web site at www.shcoe.org, call our office at 855-777-4265 or email our office at [email protected]
About Cengage Learning & ed2go
Cengage Learning delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, libraries, government agencies, corporations, and professionals around the world. These solutions are delivered through specialized content, applications and services that foster academic excellence, professional development, and measurable learning outcomes.
ed2go, a part of Cengage Learning, is the largest provider of turnkey online training and education solutions serving the adult education, career, and corporate training markets. With over 2,000 colleges, universities, community based organizations and other training providers, ed2go has served nearly 2 million students. ed2go’s ever-growing catalog of Online Instructor-Led Courses and Career Training Programs makes it simple for students to enrich their lives or reach professional goals in a supportive and engaging environment. For more information, visit www.cengage.com or www.ed2go.com.