"I always promised my mother, who passed away when I was 15, that I would get my diploma no matter what. And I knew it was time for my family and me to have a better life. I have wanted to go to college for as long as I can remember! I knew I wanted to have a career and not just a job, and I knew in order to do that I needed my diploma."
"I’d been searching for something like this for some time but everything was either too gimmicky or too expensive. With Smart Horizons, the support of the staff makes me feel like I am 'somebody' and 'I can do this' and 'it’s okay.' Smart Horizons is making it easy for me to achieve my dream of going to college. It is so much more that I ever dreamed of, even being married with a full-time job and two kids."
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“My family would be so proud of me--especially my mom! I will be the only one in my family that earned a high school diploma and achieved my goal and dreams."
“My high school diploma is very important to me for many reasons. A main reason is to better my life and the life of my son, and to show him how important education is.”
"I thank God every day for bringing Smart Horizons into my life because now I have the chance to really make something of myself...especially as I struggle with working full time, maintaining my house, and being a single mom."
"I felt like I was getting nowhere in my job and I wanted to feel the joy of having a better job. I wanted to make my son and my family proud - but not just them - I want to be proud of myself."
"I’ve been with my current employer since October 2006. Recently, the economic problems across the U.S. are starting to hit home. In order to possibly keep my current position or advance I need my H.S. Diploma. If I lost my job I’d lose everything."
"Smart Horizons Career Online High School provides an opportunity to reach ones goals and provide a more satisfying future for students and their families."
“Once I receive my high school diploma I can further my education in my new field of child care where I feel I have so much to offer to my community. I can then say how important education is and be a role model to my kids.”
"Education is very important In order to accomplish everything in life. It's never too late to achieve a dream and by finishing high school I can show my kids anything is possible no matter how old you are.”