Smart Horizons Career Online Education Holds Graduation Celebration for First High School Graduates in Northwest Florida

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Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE) is pleased to announce that the school’s first Northwest Florida graduates—Shaun Bowman of Milton and Christopher Brown of Cantonment—who will be honored at a Graduation Celebration to take place at the YMCA Metro Office, 415-B North Tarragona Street in downtown Pensacola.

We are pleased to have this opportunity to honor Shaun and Christopher—our first local SHCOE graduates

Based in Pensacola, Florida, SHCOE (http://www.shcoe.org) is the world’s first AdvancED/SACS accredited online school district. This innovative, private online school district re-engages adult learners into the education process, enabling them to earn their high school diploma while also completing coursework for a credentialed career certificate.

Bowman, 34, began his coursework with SHCOE in August of 2010 and selected Office Management for his career certificate. He is employed as an Area Manager for Conrad Yelvington Distributors—a Daytona Beach-based company that distributes construction aggregates throughout the Southeast. Bowman had previously attended Pace High School.

Brown, 20, began his coursework with SHCOE in April of 2011 and selected Homeland Security for his career certificate. Brown had previously attended Tate High School.

“We are pleased to have this opportunity to honor Shaun and Christopher—our first local SHCOE graduates” said Dr. Howard Liebman, CEO and Superintendent for SHCOE. “What these two students have achieved is a credit to their hard work and dedication, and the local Pensacola community is cordially invited to join us on November 15th as we celebrate their graduation. Our goal is to generate more high school graduates that can further help the local Pensacola economy.”

“I feel that it’s a community effort for us to engage those who do not have a high school diploma, and we are happy to support Dr. Liebman and SHCOE’s efforts by providing a location for this event,” said Michael Bodenhausen, CEO of YMCA of Northwest Florida. “With the education gap what it is today, we need to have more programs like SHCOE, and as a community, we need to do everything we can to support those kinds of efforts.”
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About Smart Horizons Career Online Education
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 http://www.shcoe.org, call our office at 855-777-4263 or email our office at enrollment(at)smarthorizonsonline(dot)org

Contact: Dr. Howard Liebman, Smart Horizons Career Online Education, CEO & Superintendent - 305-962-6489 OR hliebman(at)smarthorizonsonline(dot)org

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