We offer adult learners who did not complete high school the opportunity to transform their lives by earning a high school diploma, learning to be community leaders, and prepare for careers and employment based on academic requirements. This opportunity can also prepare students for entrance into college and other postsecondary training.
Career Online High School was developed in 2012 through a partnership by Cengage Learning and Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE) in an effort to provide affordable, career-based online education opportunities for the millions of adults in the United States without high school diplomas. SHCOE is the world's first online school district. Texas A&M University is excited to be a part of this partnership.
[Students must be 16 years of age or older and completed the 8th grade at an accredited institution prior to the first day of class. Minors will be required to obtain parental consent for acknowledgment of responsibility and enrollment.]
Students must successfully complete a total of 18 units (either through SHCOHS or through a combination of transferred credits from an accredited institution and SHCOHS credits) in the following areas to receive a SHCOHS AdvancED/SACS/NCA/NWAC accredited high school diploma and career certificate:
Students have 18 months to complete the high school diploma program; however, many complete the program in 3 to 4 months, depending on how many courses they need.
Major Corporate Partners provide the program to their employees: Walmart, McDonald's, and Goodwill.
Strategic Partners: UpSkill America, SkillsUSA, ACTE, Jobs For The Future, and the National Association of Workforce Boards.