Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE) and ed2go are pleased to announce that Career Online High School is now available to students in the state of Illinois through a new partnership with the Computer Systems Institute.

SHCOE is the world’s first AdvancED/SACS accredited online school district, offering an instructional program that enables students to earn an 18-credit high school diploma and a credentialed career certificate in one online program. A division of Cengage Learning, ed2go is a leading provider of online courses for adult and continuing education students with over 2 million students enrolled in various courses.

Launched by SHCOE and ed2go in May 2012, Career Online High School provides a fast-track, AdvancED/SACS-accredited, online high school program that is designed to re-engage students back into the educational system. The program allows students to earn the high school diploma required for entry into colleges and post-secondary career training institutions.

Through on-campus hybrid learning labs set up at Computer Systems Institute’s locations in Illinois, students will be able to take advantage of SHCOE’s innovative online education model while also immersing themselves in a campus-based learning experience.

“We are pleased to expand the program to the Computer Systems Institute,” said Dr. Howard Liebman, CEO and Superintendent of SHCOE. “The program is a win-win for the Institute: students benefit from earning a diploma and career certificate, which positions them for enrollment in college, while the Computer Systems Institute is able to identify a new audience of potential students for whom enrolling in higher education programs was not previously an option.”

“Career Online High School provides many students a terrific opportunity to expand the skills and education they need to succeed,” said Ron Stefanski, Chief Business Development Officer of ed2go. “We are extremely excited to partner with the Computer Systems Institute to offer Career Online High School, and expand opportunities for those needing a high school diploma to pursue their dreams of further education and career employment.”

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