Find out more about Smart Horizons Career Online High School

High School Diploma & Certificate in Child Care & Education

Program Details

Smart Horizons Career Online High School provides students the opportunity to earn a high school diploma. This 18 credit hour program offers students career-based high school diplomas, preparing them for professional employment. With a flexible schedule, this online program allows working individuals to learn at their own pace. Smart Horizons is dedicated to offering a quality education to its students. Taught by a team of certified teachers, students are immersed in a positive learning atmosphere promoting academic growth.

The High School Diploma and Certificate in Child Care and Education program prepares students for employment as a childhood worker. As part of this program, students study the principles of child growth and development, obtaining positive relationships, and how to create healthy environments for children to function. Also taught are areas of which development needs to take place, including emotional, social, physical, and intellectual.

Smart Horizon’s believes that although their program is taken independently online, students are not alone. Assistance and support is always available and encouraged for students who need it.

By obtaining a high school diploma through Smart Horizons, students receive an education from an accredited school as well as a career certificate. To earn a High School Diploma, the students must complete all required coursework, and prepare a Career Portfolio. Help may be accessed through Career Development Support Services.

By completing the Child Care and Education program, graduates should come out with a High School Diploma and Certificate, granted by Smart Horizons Career Online High School.


  • Must be 16 or older to enroll
  • Transfer in high school credits for courses you already completed

Accreditation & Licensing

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