Pensacola, FL

School Details

Based in Pensacola, Florida, and founded in 2009, Smart Horizons Career Online High School offers students an opportunity to complete a high school diploma while gaining career skills for the workplace.

By providing self-paced, flexible online courses, students from around the world can complete their high school diploma at Smart Horizons.

Smart Horizons also retains affiliations with organizations, like the Compass Rose Foundation and Florida Prosperity Partnership. Association memberships include:

  • International Association for K-12 Online Learning
  • National Council of Teachers of Math
  • Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges
  • National Council for the Social Studies
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • National Science Teachers Association.

Smart Horizons Career Online High School offers students the opportunity to earn a high school diploma, along with a career certificate that meets the required 120 hours of professional development as defined by The Council for Professional Recognition. Career courses include programs in:

  • Child Care and Education (CDA)
  • Certified Protection Officer
  • Office Management
  • Homeland Security
  • General Career Preparation/Professional Skills
  • Commercial Driving
  • Retail Customer Service
  • Food and Hospitality

Smart Horizons recognizes possible earned credits for transfer and has been approved by DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-traditional Education Support).

Smart Horizons has built-in support mechanisms to guide students through the online diploma process. Classes begin on a rolling basis, are self-paced and taught asynchronously. After enrolling, students can access a Virtual Welcome Kit that provides important orientation information.

The Online Student Campus allows students 24/7 access, immediate feedback on assignments and tests, and resources such as Gradebook, Pace Guide, eLibrary, Calendar, and Academic Support Services.

Students can also contact an Academic Coach and instructors as needed. In addition to class work, biweekly seminars and monthly career webinars build skills for employment. Students learn how to create a portfolio, a resume, and write an effective cover letter.

Upon successful graduation, students will receive a high school diploma and career certificate, complete with a portfolio to prepare them for employment.

Accreditation & Licensing

Smart Horizons Career Online High School is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

AdvancED Accreditation Commission of the national commission that confers the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, and the Northwest Accreditation Commission

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