Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE), based in Pensacola, FL, announced that it has partnered with North Florida Community College (NFCC) to launch the North Florida Community College Career High School.

SHCOE is a private online high school district that gives students returning to the education process an opportunity to earn an 18-credit high school diploma, as well as complete course work for a career certificate in childcare, office management, protection services, transportation services, or homeland security. SHCOE was granted district accreditation by AdvancED/SACS as the world’s first online school district in February of 2011.

North Florida Community College, located in Madison, FL, was ranked among the nation’s “Top 50 Community Colleges” in Washington Monthly magazine’s 2010 College Rankings edition. Rankings are based on information from the Community College Survey of Student Engagement and graduation rates published by the U.S. Department of Education.

“North Florida Community College excels not only in providing a quality education, but also in offering students access to a broad range of learning opportunities and educational resources,” said Wendy Kauffman, Chief Operating Officer for SHCOE. “Because of NFCC’s innovative approach in integrating new technologies into the education process, adding an adult career online high school was a natural fit. We look forward to this ongoing collaboration.”

“We are tremendously excited by this new partnership,” said NFCC President John Grosskopf. “This career online high school will become part of a larger spectrum of opportunities available to the citizens of our district. When combined with NFCC’s other programs, the excellent technical centers in our district, and the adult education programs run by the respective county school systems, students now have a complete menu of options to suit any educational need.”

Smart Horizons Career Online Education, founded in 2009 and located in Pensacola, Florida, is a private, AdvancED/SACS accredited online school district. AdvancED/SACS District accreditation signifies that SHCOE and all of its schools are fully accredited and that SHCOE is recognized across the nation as a quality school system. Smart Horizons Career Online Education offers 18-credit, career-based high school diploma programs that are designed to prepare students for entrance into the workplace. Career certificate offerings include Childcare Education, Office Management, Protection Services, Homeland Security, Healthcare (coming in Fall 2011) and Transportation Services. For more information, visit our Web site at, call our office at 800-261-6248 or email our office at