Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) January 7, 2010
Dr. Howard Liebman, CEO & Superintendent of Smart Horizons Career Online Education, announced that the district has become a candidate for AdvancED District Accreditation.
Smart Horizons Career Online Education, is a private school district that delivers affordable, career-based online education to students throughout the world. Students receive both a career-based online high school diploma and a career (credentialed) certificate in the fields of healthcare, early childhood education, transportation services, homeland security, protection services, and office management.
AdvancED is the unified organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). AdvancED provides nationally recognized accreditation for school districts and individual schools and represents 27,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in 65 countries worldwide, educating 15 million students.
“District accreditation through AdvancED is a rigorous process that demonstrates to our students, parents, and community that we are focused on student achievement, maintaining effective school operations, providing an enriching learning environment, and adequately preparing students for careers in the workplace. Our first school, Smart Horizons Career Online High School, is scheduled to launch in May 2010 and our goal is to open 4 to 6 career online high schools per year. Our candidacy as a district is significant and provides evidence that we are moving in the right direction as a district.”
Using the AdvancED Standards for Quality School Systems as a framework, Smart Horizons Career Online Education will conduct an internal review and engage a broad cross section of representatives from across its district, its school and the broader community in its self-assessment. Following the scheduled internal review in June 2010, Smart Horizons Career Online Education will host an AdvancED Quality Assurance Review Team comprised of trained education professionals from across the nation.
“Smart Horizons Career Online Education is a high-quality, well-designed private school district,” stated Dr. Howard Liebman, CEO & Superintendent. “We believe strongly that the AdvancED District Accreditation process will make us even better. Students win when the entire district commits to examining all of its processes and systems to determine what more we can be doing to benefit the students we serve. This is the essence of the district accreditation process.”
Students and community members can learn more about the District Accreditation process at http://www.advanc-ed.org .
About Smart Horizons Career Online Education:
Smart Horizons Career Online Education, a private school district, is a national leader in delivering affordable, career-based online education to students throughout the world. Founded in 2009 and located in Pensacola, Florida, Smart Horizons Career Online Education offers complete career-based online high school diplomas and career (credentialed) certificates in the fields of healthcare, early childhood education, transportation services, homeland security, protection services, and office management. For more information, visit our website at http://www.smarthorizonsonline.org, call our office at 888-642-4366 or email our office at hliebman(at)smarthorizonsonline(dot)org.