High School Diploma with Early College Courses
Earning your High School Diploma with Early College Courses can help you get a jump start on earning your degree online with Penn Foster College licensed in Arizona. Your Early College electives are ACE evaluated and recommended and provide foundational knowledge to help you get ready for college. Penn Foster provides a system to help you succeed whether you are an adult learner, a homeschooled student,² or someone who is looking for an alternative to traditional high school.
Over 2,000 schools consider ACE credit recommendations for transfer to their degree programs. For more information, visit the ACE CREDIT website.
Did you know that a college graduate will earn one million more over their lifetime compared to those without a high school diploma?³
Select 5 Electives
In this course, you will gain an understanding of artistic media, historical periods and artistic movements, the roles of the artist and the viewer, and the principles of art criticism.
Learn the ins-and-outs of Microsoft® Word,™ Microsoft® Excel,® and Microsoft® PowerPoint.®
Learn effective writing techniques and practice through writing descriptive essays, first-person narratives, effective thesis statements, and more.
Foundation Skills in Math
Acquire basic math skills you’ll need to succeed in your program and practice math functions using real-life examples.
Essentials of Psychology
Identify major psychological theories, and discuss the complexities of behavior and mind.
Learn about the factors that determine the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services in our society.
In this course, you'll understand how to appreciate music by learning about the roles of the composer and the listener, the principles of music theory and instrumentation, musically significant historical periods, and varying styles of music.
¹ Many colleges use ACE recommendations to determine credit transfer values. Credits earned in Penn Foster programs may transfer to some, but not all, learning institutions. Students who plan to continue their education with another school should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies.
² Homeschooling Requirements: Penn Foster High School students who are of compulsory age must also comply with home school requirements dictated by their school district, or those students will be considered truant. You need to check the requirements of your district to ensure the Penn Foster High School Program meets the district's home school requirements.