Smart Horizons Career Online Education's Bridge to Start High School Program Expands to Anthem College's 20 Campuses

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Bridge to Start High School Program Expands to 20 Anthem College Campuses across the United States

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The Bridge to Start Online High School program enables students to take advantage of SHCOE’s innovative online education model while also immersing themselves in an on-campus learning experience.

The Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE; http://www.shcoe.org) Bridge to Start high school program has enjoyed great success since it was launched as a partnership with Florida Career College (FCC) in May of this year. Through this program, hundreds of students have earned their high school diplomas and credentialed career certificates in learning labs set up on the 11 FCC campuses. Bridge to Start is powered by SHCOE’s AdvancED/SACS-accredited online school district.

Now Bridge to Start has gone coast to coast as Education Training Corporation, which owns FCC and recently purchased Anthem College (http://www.anthem.edu), has expanded the Bridge to Start offering to its 20 campuses in 12 states across the United States. With Anthem High School (http://www.anthemhighschool.com) in place and learning labs being established on the Anthem campuses, the Bridge to Start program will now be reaching a new and broader population of students.

"When speaking firsthand with students who have graduated from Anthem High School, it's rewarding to hear their stories. The first thing they share is how they never thought they would be able to earn their high school diplomas, and how excited they are to be ready to pursue their post-secondary educational studies. The program is a win-win for both Anthem College and students in the local communities we serve on a daily basis,” said Mr. Martin Najarro, Senior Vice-President of the Anthem Education Group.

The Bridge to Start online high school program benefits students by providing them with the educational foundation they need to transition into post-secondary studies. Approximately 75 percent of the Bridge to Start graduates, in turn, enroll in the colleges at which they took their Bridge to Start courses.

“The Bridge to Start online high school program enables students to take advantage of SHCOE’s innovative online education model while also immersing themselves in an on-campus learning experience,” said Dr. Howard Liebman, CEO and Superintendent for SHCOE. “The labs provide students with access to computers and on-site classroom facilitators and represent a unique hybrid learning environment that gives them a feeling of being part of campus life.”

About SHCOE

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 soon), Transportation Services, and Professional Skills. For more information, visit our website at http://www.shcoe.org, call our office at 855-777-4265, or email us at info(at)smarthorizonsonline(dot)org.

Contact: Dr. Howard Liebman, Superintendent of Schools, hliebman(at)smarthorizonsonline(dot)org or 305-962-6489

About Anthem College
Founded in 1982 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.

Anthem College is strongly career-focused to help students gain a competitive edge for entry-level positions. Students who already hold a diploma or degree can enroll in a program that can expand their skills and help them progress further in their chosen fields.

For more information, visit our website at http://anthem.edu/
Contact: 866.381.6397

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