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Career Online High School: How to Build Confidence and Boost High School Graduation Outcomes

Guest Contributor: Dr. Howard Liebman, Founder and Superintendent of Schools, Smart Horizons Career Online Education In my previous post, “Overcoming Educational Trauma with Career Online High School,” I introduced the concept of educational trauma as when “one-size-fits-all” academic systems lead to students having poor experiences and dropping out.

Reverse the cycle by boosting confidence

When we established Career Online High School, it was with the idea of re-engaging adults back into the educational system and providing them with real-world, applicable skills to prepare them for the world of work. By understanding how students experience traumatic events and how they express their Read More…


Overcoming Educational Trauma with Career Online High School

Guest Contributor: Dr. Howard Liebman, Founder and Superintendent of Schools, Smart Horizons Career Online Education More than 30 million American adults lack a high school diploma, which severely limits their career, educational, financial, and social advancement opportunities. According to the World Education Organization, high school dropouts are more likely to live in poverty, be unemployed, go to prison, and make less money. How do we confront this overwhelming problem and re-engage these people back into the educational system? By addressing the educational trauma that impacted many of them in their previous high school experiences.

What is educational trauma?

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Partnering with Walmart to Bring Diplomas and Certificates to Associates

Career Online High School Program Free for All Walmart Associates We’re thrilled to announce that Cengage Learning has partnered with Walmart to offer accredited high school diplomas and credentialed career certificates through Career Online High School (COHS). Part of Walmart’s Lifelong Learning program, COHS is designed to reengage adults in education and is free for Walmart associates beginning on the first day of their employment. In fact, more than 130 associates have already received their high school diploma through COHS, with another 433 currently enrolled. “Working with Walmart, we have a tremendous opportunity to make a real impact in the Read More…


Inside the 2016 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America Meeting

The Most Exciting Thing I Learned at CGI America Guest Contributor: Ron Stefanski, Executive Director of Strategic Alliances at Cengage Learning   Last year at this time, I shared the exiting news that our Detroit Collective Impact was just getting off the ground and we announced a Commitment to Action with Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America. One year later, our program has received a major honor: being recognized onstage this week during the opening session of the CGI America annual meeting. I was privileged on Monday to see Cengage Learning’s Chief Product Officer, Jim Donohue, take the stage with former President Read More…


McDonald’s Archways to Opportunity and Career Online High School

McDonald’s broad commitment to serve employees through education and training is showcased most recently a series of education and training programs under the flagship, Archways to Opportunity. The McDonald’s Archways to Opportunity team has collaborated with Cengage Learning in the high school completion program, Career Online High School (COHS). Career Online High School is an innovative, online, competency-based high school diploma program focused on advancing educational and career opportunities for our students. Last week, world-renowned investor and philanthropist Warren Buffet commented on McDdonald’s Archways to Opportunities program, which helps McDonald’s employees advance their career prospects through continuing education. To date, over 800 McDonald’s employees have Read More…


Impacts of High School Completion for Adult Learners

Career Online High School

See how libraries are transitioning from repositories and organizers of information to active learning institutions with a measurable impact on adult learners looking for an end-to-end high school completion program.

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