STAMFORD, Conn., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ed2go, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of turnkey online training and education solutions, in partnership with Smart Horizons Career Online Education (SHCOE), the world's first AdvancED/SACS accredited online school district, has announced the launch of a new summer school credit recovery program for high school students looking to make up credits or retake courses to improve their grade point average (GPA). This program, which will be available through ed2go's extensive network of college and university partners, will greatly improve the availability of high school credit recovery options and dramatically impact the level of convenience and efficiency for students across the country.
As budgetary considerations cause school districts to cut back on summer school classes, a growing number of U.S. high school students are turning to online courses that allow them a second chance to pass courses they need to graduate, thereby "recovering" those essential credits. With its comprehensive, fully-accredited online instructional programs, this is the perfect solution to "fill in the gaps" left by decreasing opportunities in traditional school settings.
"SHCOE has established itself as a leader in the field of online education at the secondary level," said Wendy Kauffman, Chief Operating Officer for SHCOE, "and we are very pleased to work with ed2go to bring this innovative online product to current high school students as an affordable option for credit recovery. This program will allow students all the convenience and flexibility they need, without impeding on their summer plans. This is also a good opportunity for students who want to take a course to improve their GPA, accelerate their studies, or prepare for courses they will take in the coming school year."
"We are excited to offer this unique program to high school students who, in many cases, have nowhere else to turn if they are in need of making up a course," said Jerry Weissberg, Vice President & General Manager of ed2go. "These online high school courses are the perfect solution for both busy parents and their active teens who are in jeopardy of falling behind. Additionally, this is an outstanding opportunity for our college and university partners to reach out and offer even more educational services to their community."
Courses available in this program include:
Mathematics: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry
Science: Biology, Chemistry
Language Arts: English I, II, III, IV
The cost is $299 per semester.
For more information on the credit recovery program, or to find a school near you that is offering it please visit http://highschool.ed2go.com/recover-course-credit/
About Cengage Learning and ed2go
Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. ed2go, part of Cengage Learning, is the largest provider of turnkey online training and education solutions serving the adult education, career, and corporate training markets. With over 2,000 colleges, universities, community based organizations and other training providers, ed2go has served more than 2 million students. ed2go's ever-growing catalog of Online Courses and Career Training Programs makes it simple for students to enrich their lives or reach professional goals in a supportive and engaging environment. ed2go also can help educational institutions jump-start their online education programs or augment existing distance learning options.
About Smart Horizons Career Online Education (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 in Fall 2011) and Transportation Services. For more information, visit our Web site at www.shcoe.org, call our office at 855-777-4265 or email our office at [email protected]
SOURCE Cengage Learning