The High School Diploma and Certificate in General Career Preparation program trains students for employment within a variety of fields. By completing 18 credit hours, students are able to earn an AdvancED/SACS accredited high school diploma and certificate in General Career Preparation. The certificate prepares students for vocational training and college, and graduates have the potential to apply the skills and knowledge learned to almost any occupation. The program focuses on the following skills: time management, communication, computer skills, managing both self and others, email, the Internet, success in the workplace, and workplace challenges.
Credit requirements include taking courses in math, science, social studies, and English, as well as career courses. Smart Horizons Online Career School‘s flexible schedule allows working individuals to complete the program at their own pace. Offering a quality education to its students, Smart Horizon’s courses are taught online. Courses are taught by a team of certified teachers dedicated to helping students learn in a positive atmosphere promoting academic growth.
The Virtual Welcome Kit introduces students to the program, acting as an online orientation. By logging onto the online student campus, there are tools that track progress and offer learning resources. Assistance and support is always available and encouraged for students who need it.
To successfully earn their diploma and certificate, students must complete all required coursework, and prepare a Career Portfolio that helps teach business writing to be able to construct resumes and cover letters. Smart Horizons practice rolling admissions, meaning students may begin the program at any time. Students may transfer up to 14 credits into the General Career Preparation program.
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School 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
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationOpen Admission
Official High School Transcript/GED Score