Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE) has taken a significant step forward in their mission to re–engage adult learners into the education process by partnering with Anthem College Online to launch Anthem High School.Anthem College Online ( is the online school for Anthem College—one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious career college systems.

Anthem High School will provide students who lack a high school diploma the opportunity to earn their diploma and a credentialed career certificate in preparation for enrolling in one of the numerous degree programs offered by Anthem College.

“Anthem College is one the nation’s leaders in career education and they see a natural partnership with SHCOE since we share a common goal,” said Dr. Richard Goldman, Chairman of the Board for SHCOE. “That goal is to prepare thousands of people to have success in our economy as individuals and also, collectively, to improve our economy by providing skilled workers for many sectors in the United States. Anthem College and Anthem High School truly serve as a model for improving people’s lives and for improving our economy.”

Headquartered in Pensacola, FL, SHCOE ( was founded in 2009 and became the world’s first AdvancED/SACS accredited online school district in February of this year. In addition to acquiring their high school diploma, SHCOE students can choose from among the following career certificates: Childcare, Transportation Services, Office Management, Homeland Security, Protection Services, and General Career Preparation.

Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, Anthem College Online offers diplomas and/or degrees in the following fields: Accounting Technology, Business Management, Criminal Justice, Health Information Management, Healthcare Management, Medical Assisting, Medical Office Administration, and Paralegal.

In addition to Anthem College Online, Anthem College features college campuses in Phoenix and 11 other metropolitan areas around the United States. Anthem College is a part of Anthem Education, which includes a total of 23 college campuses that offer strongly career–focused coursework to help students gain a competitive edge for entry–level positions in business, technological, healthcare and paralegal fields.

“Anthem College Online is very excited to be partnered with Smart Horizons Career Online Education in an effort to offer adult learners the opportunity to earn their high school diploma,” said Darcy Richardson, Division President for Anthem College Online. “During this difficult economic time, more and more adults are realizing that to provide a better life for themselves and their families, education is a critical component. It is exciting to provide students with a path to reaching their educational and career goals, beginning with Anthem High School.”