Smart Horizons Career Online Education and ed2go Announce Newest Bridge to Start High School Partnership with Sullivan & Cogliano Training Centers

Pensacola, FL (February 1, 2013)

Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE) and ed2go are pleased to announce that Sullivan & Cogliano Training Centers has become the newest partner in the Bridge to Start high school program. 

SHCOE is the world's first AdvancED/SACS accredited online school district, offering an instructional program that enables students to earn an 18-credit high school diploma and a credentialed career certificate in one online program. A division of Cengage Learning, ed2go is a leading provider of online courses for adult and continuing education students with over 2 million students enrolled in various courses.

Launched by SHCOE and ed2go in May of 2012, the Bridge to Start program at Career Online High School provides a fast-track, AdvancED/SACS-accredited, online high school program that is specifically designed to re-engage students back into the educational system. The program allows students to earn the high school diploma required for entry into colleges and post-secondary career training institutions.

Through on-campus hybrid learning labs set up at Sullivan & Cogliano Training Centers, students will be able to take advantage of SHCOE's innovative online education model while also immersing themselves in a campus-based learning experience. Sullivan & Cogliano Training Centers has three campuses located in Florida and Massachusetts.

"We are pleased to expand the program to Sullivan & Cogliano Training Centers” said Dr. Howard Liebman, CEO and Superintendent for SHCOE. "The program is a win-win for Sullivan & Cogliano Training Centers: students benefit from earning a diploma and career certificate, which positions them for enrollment in college, while Sullivan & Cogliano is able to identify a new audience of potential students for whom enrolling in their higher education programs was not previously an option."
"The Bridge to Start high school program provides many students a terrific opportunity to expand the skills and education they need to succeed," said Ron Stefanski, Chief Business Development Officer for Cengage Learning. "ed2go is extremely excited to partner with Sullivan & Cogliano Training Centers to deliver the Bridge to Start program, expanding opportunities for those needing a high school diploma to pursue their dreams of further education and career employment."

Visit for more detailed information about the Bridge to Start high school program for post-secondary institutions.
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, call our office at 855-777-4265 or email us at

Contact: Dr. Howard Liebman, Superintendent of Schools,, 305-962-6489

About Cengage Learning and ed2go
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A division of Cengage Learning, ed2go is the industry leader in online learning for adults. The company provides high-quality, affordable online continuing education courses through a network of over 2,000 top colleges and universities. Established in 1997, ed2go is the single largest provider of online adult continuing education with over 2,000,000 students enrolled in various courses. For more information, visit



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