Q. Is Penn Foster High School accredited?
A. Yes, it is! Penn Foster High School is nationally accredited by both the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and the AdvancEd Accreditation Commission. In addition to our national accreditation, we are regionally accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (CSS-MSA). You can find more details about each of our accreditations on the Penn Foster Accreditations page.
Q. How much does online high school cost?
A. There are several factors that influence the total price of our high school program, including monthly offers, whether you’re transferring credits into the program and the payment plan you choose. We pride ourselves on making our high school program as affordable as possible, giving you the option to choose the payment plan that works best for your budget. Visit our online high school tuition page to get more information about costs and our payment plan options.
Q. Does Penn Foster online High School accept transfer credits from other schools?
A. In order to successfully transfer credits into Penn Foster high school, you’ll need an official, sealed transcript sent from your previous school for evaluation. Your credits will likely transfer if the courses are equivalent to our curriculum and are from a regionally accredited high school. Visit our high school credit transfer page for more details.
Q. Can adults enroll in online high school with Penn Foster?
A. Penn Foster welcomes students of all ages, including adult learners. Enrolling in our high school program is open to anyone 13 years or older who has completed the 8th grade. We know how challenging it can be to earn your diploma as an adult learner so we do our best to make it as easy as possible for you with our online and self-paced learning platform.
Q. What is Penn Foster's online high school curriculum like?
A. In order to earn your high school diploma from Penn Foster, you will need to complete 16.5 core credits and 5 elective credits. Each student gets to choose their five elective requirements from courses ranging from Music Appreciation and Psychology to vocational courses such as Small Business Management and Veterinary Assistant.
Our core curriculum is made up of English, math, social science, science, arts and humanities as well as health and physical education courses. If you are transferring credits, your coursework may vary.
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