How long will it take me to complete the program?
Depending on how many credits you transfer in, you can be on your way to earning your high school diploma in a few months. You'll get up to 18 months to complete the program.
When can I start my classes?
We offer open enrollment, which means you can start anytime of the year—whenever it's convenient for you. Within one day of completing the enrollment process, an Admissions Adviser will provide you with all the information you need to get started.
I dropped out my senior year. Will all of the courses I completed count toward this diploma?
Once you're ready to start the program, our Registrar will analyze your transcripts and apply credits for any course work you completed that fulfills our credit transfer requirements. Elective credits don't apply; you'll need the electives we offer in order to earn your career certification. Click here to download the transcript request form.
How much time will I need to dedicate to my course work?
We recommend that you dedicate 6-10 hours per week. Your Academic Coach will help keep you on track! We also provide you with a Pace Guide that helps you move through the program by completing one credit every two weeks.
When can I work on my courses?
Courses are self-paced and taught in an online learning environment available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
What if I need help with my course work?
Your Academic Coach will connect you with one of our certified instructors to provide you with additional academic support when you need it.
What's the career portfolio?
To arm you with the tools you need to find a job, we'll teach you to create essential documents, such as your résumé and a cover letter.
Why shouldn't I just get my GED?
A GED (general equivalency diploma) requires you to pay for an exam. Preparing for the exam doesn't always provide you with the benefits of course work. Plus, Smart Horizons Career Online High School gives you the advantages of earning a career certificate, completing the course work required in many of our career areas, and completing additional job preparation documents. We encourage you to make the decision that's right for you, so research all your options to make an informed decision. And be sure to ask friends, family, and employers what their opinion is!
Are you accredited?
Yes. Smart Horizons Career Online High School is accredited by SACS CASI/AdvancED. We're also approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Will I need to purchase textbooks?
No. However, the Language Arts classes may require you to read novels, which you can purchase or check out from the library. To find the library closest to you, click here.
Is this program eligible for extension?
Yes. You can purchase an additional three months of access for $150.
Is this program eligible for a refund, drop, or transfer?
No refunds, drops, or transfers will be granted for this program.