In addition to the testimonials below, please visit our high school site to see student testimonials from our many successful graduates!
“The education world is changing very rapidly and with SHCOE we are looking at the future of education.”
— Dr. David HurstVice President, AdvancED/SACS/NCA/NWAC
"We couldn’t be more enthusiastic about the results. It was critically important for us to have a nationally accredited program like COHS, so employees’ credentials are portable and can be utilized wherever their career might take them…. One of the best ways to create opportunity in America is through access to education and training. We believe a high school diploma paves the way for a better future—at Walmart or beyond. Through COHS, our associates have the opportunity to earn their accredited high school diploma with a career certificate, for free."
— Brian PolandDirector of Walmart Lifelong Learning & Talent Development
“Workforce board directors and board members are increasingly seeking opportunities for professional development and continuous learning—just as are their job seekers. Our partnership with Career Online High School provides NAWB an opportunity to offer our members easily accessible, low-cost professional development tools and courses.”
— Ron PainterChief Executive Officer, National Association of Workforce Boards
"Cengage, ed2go, and Smart Horizons' team have been dynamic to work with from the very beginning. They provided in-depth training, meaningful data, excellent communication, prompt responses, marketing materials, and are very engaged with our success of the program....I highly recommend them. Their service is top-notch and expeditious. Their teams are very knowledgeable and experienced."
— Charlotte NelsonChief Administrative Officer, Goodwill of the Great Plains
"As part of our Archways to Opportunity education strategy, we are pleased to be working with Cengage Learning's Career Online High School to make a high school diploma possible for our people--along with our other robust education and life skills building opportunities."
— Rob LauberChief Learning Officer, McDonald's
“This program represents a great collaboration of organizations, working together to help make the lives of Pittsburgh residents brighter. COHS represents exactly the kind of opportunity we want to offer as part of both our YouthBuild program and our overall mission at Garfield Jubilee to develop programs and activities that benefit and stabilize the welfare of low-to-moderate income families.”
— Joann MonroeExecutive Director, Garfield Jubilee Association
“As the leader of the area’s public workforce system, 3Rivers Workforce Investment Board always seeks to bring new and innovative ways to connect people to opportunity. SHCOE works systemically with key partners to offer more young people the opportunity to earn a high school diploma.”
— Stefani PashmanChief Executive Officer
“We are so pleased to offer Seattle and King County young people this opportunity. Having a high school diploma is more important than ever in enabling a young person to get on a career track toward self-sufficiency.”
— Marléna SessionsCEO, Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County
“By providing an alternative graduation option, Smart Horizons gives students hope and a path to a better future.”
— Shirley HurleyManatee County School District
“This partnership is a new solution to ensure that all of our residents—even those who are currently unemployed or undereducated—have the opportunity to contribute to the local economy and to ensure that we help develop talent that’s currently being lost.”
— Todd GustafsonExecutive Director, Kinexus
"We could not be more excited to offer Career Online High School and make a real impact in helping these adults reach their education and career goals. This is a game-changing program for our library and a life-changing program for our patrons.”
— John F. SzaboCity Librarian, Los Angeles Public Library
“Earning a high school diploma is a life-changing achievement. By offering Career Online High School, we’re empowering members of the community to seek new opportunities through education.”
— Linda MorlockInstructor, CareerSource Suncoast
"Our work with Smart Horizon Career Online Education on this effort is a tangible expression of our commitment to the Florida Department of Correction’s vision of changing lives to ensure a safer Florida. Earning a high school diploma is a very important event in people’s lives and this is especially so for inmates who have traditionally faced educational challenges."
— Dr. John L. LewisChief of Education, FDOC Office of Re-Entry
"Education is the common thread that pulls together everything we do. Career Online High School helps move Sacramento Public Library from educational partner to educational provider."
— Rivkah K. SassDirector, Sacramento Public Library
“Lack of education and marketable job skills are the biggest barriers to economic self-sufficiency for many in our society. We are excited to partner with Cengage Learning’s COHS to offer the people in our communities the ability to earn an accredited high school diploma and industry certification, enhancing their employment opportunities and strengthening our local economy.”
— John HantlaCEO and President, Goodwill of the Great Plains
“The progress McDonald’s has made with Archways to Opportunity will have a profound impact on the lives of so many of their employees. By providing free high school completion courses, assistance with college tuition, and academic advising, McDonald’s is ensuring its workers have the tools to succeed throughout their careers and that in turn makes our entire economy stronger.”
— Warren BuffetCEO, Berkshire Hathaway
"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. 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."
— Danny FinufPresident, Brown Mackie College System of Schools
"A Pitt alumnus, Richard Goldman, has worked with others to develop an online adult high school that is beginning to at least repair some of the damage that results in dropouts and inadequate adult literacy. The experience of Smart Horizons Career Online Education that he helped create provides some real hope."
— Alan LesgoldDean, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh