High School Diploma Accreditation

Penn Foster High School is both regionally and nationally accredited for its online learning program. These forms of accreditation mean that we have met the high standards required by these bodies. We operate with the highest level of integrity, so our graduates can benefit from an accredited online high school.
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Regional Accreditation

Penn Foster High School is regionally accredited for grades 9 through adult by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA. 215-662-5603 www.msa-cess.org.
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National Accreditation

Penn Foster High School is accredited by Cognia. Cognia offers accreditation and certification, assessment, professional learning, and improvement services to institutions and other education providers. As a global nonprofit working in over 80 countries, Cognia serves 36,000 institutions, nearly 25 million students, and five million educators every day. Cognia is the parent organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). Parents and interested community members can learn more about the Cognia Accreditation at Cognia.org.

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Penn Foster is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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Licensing

Penn Foster High School is licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools.
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Approved for veteran's education benefits

Many of Penn Foster's online education programs are approved for veteran's education benefits. Reservists may also qualify for veteran's education benefits. If you think you may be eligible or would like more information, you can check with your local or regional VA office or call Penn Foster at 888-427-2900 to speak with a VA Support Specialist. Please note: Individual high school courses are not eligible for veteran’s education benefits.
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Better Business Bureau

Penn Foster is a Better Business Bureau accredited business with a BBB Rating of A+.
The BBB only accredits the business management of a school, not the quality of the curriculum, or training programs.
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