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There are many reasons to consider online high school courses. Whether you are looking for online summer school courses, looking to re-enroll after dropping out of traditional high school, or want to refresh your memory on challenging topics, Penn Foster High School can help. We offer a variety of online high school courses for you to choose from. Our courses are affordable, flexible, and allow you to learn on your own time, at your own pace, at home or on the go.

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Algebra I (1 credit)
A study of basic operations with signed numbers, monomials, and polynomials. Also includes formulas, equations, inequalities, graphing, exponents, roots, quadratic equations, and algebraic fractions.
Algebra I Common Core (1 credit*)
This course is aligned with the Common Core State Mathematics Standards, those specifically in Algebra I and includes graded performance assessments that require students to apply their knowledge. This course is designed to help students to formalize and extend the mathematics that students learned in the middle grades. With Algebra I, the critical areas deepen and extend understanding of linear and exponential relationships by contrasting them with each other and by applying linear models to data that exhibit a linear trend, and students engage in methods for analyzing, solving, and using quadratic functions.
Algebra II (1 credit)
A study of algebraic functions, ratios, proportions, logarithms, variations, progressions, theorems, matrices, determinants, inequalities, permutations, and probability.
Algebra II Common Core (1 credit*)
This course is aligned with the Common Core State Mathematics Standards, those specifically in Algebra II and includes graded performance assessments that require students to apply their knowledge. Building on their work with linear, quadratic, and exponential functions, students increase their understanding of functions to include polynomial, rational, and radical functions. Students work closely with the expressions that define the functions, and continue to solve equations, including solving quadratic equations over the set of complex numbers and solving exponential equations using the properties of logarithms.
Business Math (1 credit)
A review of basic math skills and principles along with a study of various business math topics such as income, maintaining a checking account, interest, installment buying, discounts, and markups.
Calculus (1 credit)
Explains the derivative of a function and the applications of derivatives, the integral and how to use it, and methods of integration.
Consumer Math (1 credit)
Learn how math applies to everyday life - including lessons on money, employment, purchases, insurance, savings and investments.
General Math I (1 credit)
Learn fundamental operations including whole numbers, decimals and fractions, and advances into ratios, proportions and percentages.
General Math II (1 credit)
Learn fundamental operations including whole numbers, decimals and fractions, and advances into ratios, proportions and percentages.
Geometry (1 credit)
Study points, lines, planes and angles, and more advanced topics like polygons, triangles, circles and solids.
Geometry Common Core (1 credit*)
This course is aligned with the Common Core State Mathematics Standards, those specifically in Geometry and includes graded performance assessments that require students to apply their knowledge. This course assists students in exploring more complex geometric situations and deepen their explanations of geometric relationships. Throughout this course, various activities will present the theoretical relationships between lines, angles, polygons, transformations, trigonometry, circles, and three-dimensional figures. The student will discover the relevance of these topics in their practical applications and the connections between mathematical topics, making them much easier to remember. More importantly, students have the opportunity to gain many powerful tools of logic and proof, which will enhance their skills for decision making.
Pre-Calculus (1 credit*)
This course, where appropriate, is mapped to the Common Core State Mathematics Standards, Grades 9-12 and includes graded performance assessments that require students to apply their knowledge. This course is designed to help students to obtain a solid foundation in Algebra and Trigonometry and prepare them for future courses in mathematics. Students are shown how Algebra and Trigonometry can be modeled to solve real world problems while developing problem-solving skills and encouraging critical thinking.

* Half credit courses (semester 1 or semester 2) are also available.

Business Software Applications Advanced (1 credit)
A study of basic operations with signed numbers, monomials, and polynomials. Also includes formulas, equations, inequalities, graphing, exponents, roots, quadratic equations, and algebraic fractions.
Computer Applications Advanced (.5 credit)
This course will teach basic techniques used for designing webpages and will show you how to insert text, tables, pictures and multimedia files. In this course, you’ll create three website projects that you designed yourself.
Microsoft Office Advanced (.5 credit)
This course provides step-by-step tutorials to teach the basic features of Microsoft Word®, PowerPoint®, and Excel®.
Microsoft Word & Excel (1 credit)
Learn how to use Microsoft Word® to create, edit and illustrate documents. In addition, you’ll cover basic features in Microsoft Excel®.
Small Business Management (1 credit)
Learn how to start your own business, including the basics of developing a business plan.
Understanding Computers Advanced (.5 credit)
Learn computer basics, using technology for research and problem solving, and the security risks in using computers.

American Literature (1 credit)
Study literary terms, structural elements of literary genres and learn to interpret literature for knowledge and enjoyment. Learn what it has meant to be an American during each major period of American Literature.
Basic English (1 credit)
Learn the fundamentals of the English language to help you effectively communicate. This course covers capitalization, punctuation, grammar, and spelling.
English Communication (1 credit)
Learn how to avoid grammatical errors when writing sentences and paragraphs, and how use words to effectively communicate.
English Language Arts 1 (1 credit*)
This course is aligned with the English Language Arts Common Core Standards, Grades 9-10 and includes numerous graded performance assessments that require students to apply their knowledge. Through required readings and a variety of assignments, the student will develop analytical skills that will contribute to a better understanding of a variety of literary and informational texts, including foundational American documents. While acquiring the skills of comprehending, synthesizing and evaluating information, the student will have the opportunity to gain the confidence in their capability to make sound judgments both in literature and in the real world as well as gain the ability to communicate effectively to different audiences.
English Language Arts 2 (1 credit*)
This course is aligned with the English Language Arts Common Core Standards, Grades 9-10 and includes numerous graded performance assessments that require students to apply their knowledge. Through required readings and a variety of assignments, the student will develop analytical skills that will contribute to a better understanding of a variety of literary and informational texts, including foundational American documents. While acquiring the skills of comprehending, synthesizing and evaluating information, the student will have the opportunity to gain the confidence in their capability to make sound judgments both in literature and in the real world as well as gain the ability to communicate effectively to different audiences.
English Language Arts 3 (1 credit*)
This course is aligned with the English Language Arts Common Core Standards, Grades 11-12 and includes numerous graded performance assessments that require students to apply their knowledge. Through required readings and a variety of assignments, the student will develop analytical skills that will contribute to a better understanding of a variety of literary and informational texts, including foundational American documents. While acquiring the skills of comprehending, synthesizing and evaluating information, the student will have the opportunity to gain the confidence in their capability to make sound judgments both in literature and in the real world as well as gain the ability to communicate effectively to different audiences.
English Language Arts 4 (1 credit*)
This course is aligned with the English Language Arts Common Core Standards, Grades 11-12 and includes numerous graded performance assessments that require students to apply their knowledge. Through required readings and a variety of assignments, the student will develop analytical skills that will contribute to a better understanding of a variety of literary and informational texts, including foundational American documents. While acquiring the skills of comprehending, synthesizing and evaluating information, the student will have the opportunity to gain the confidence in their capability to make sound judgments both in literature and in the real world as well as gain the ability to communicate effectively to different audiences.
Literature (1 credit)
Read short stories, nonfiction, poetry and drama to get a deeper appreciation of the relationship between literature and life.
Practical English (1 credit)
In this course you’ll develop your writing skills to learn the importance of sentence structure, paraphs, letters and compositions. The course begins with the study of grammar and then focuses on the writing process and emphasizes an individual approach to writing.
Written Communication (1 credit)
This course will provide you with step-by-step instructions for handling sentence structure, punctuation, pronunciation, paragraphing and grammar.

* Half credit courses (semester 1 or semester 2) are also available.

American History (1 credit)
Learn about people, events and sociopolitical forces that have shaped American, from the discovery of the continent to present times. See how American history plays a role in today’s events and global conditions.
Civics (1 credit)
This course covers the rights, freedoms and responsibilities of American citizens. Learn about the roots of American government and how it operates today. You’ll also cover the relationships between American and other nations.
Economics (1 credit)
In this course, you’ll learn about the different economic systems across the world. You’ll learn the function of money, the law of supply and demand and the role of banks and governments in capitalist economies.
Psychology (1 credit)
This course provides an introduction into the roots and development of modern psychology. You’ll learn about states of consciousness, and theories of intelligence, development, and personality.
World History (1 credit)
When thinking about studying the entirety of world history, it’s easy to see how it appears to be a nearly impossible task. One way of making the vast amount of information manageable to learn is to present the information in a way that focuses on the highlights and large-scale trends seen in history. Your World History course begins with a very brief summary of ancient civilizations. You’ll focus most of your studies on events and peoples in world history from 1450 to the present.

Biology (1 credit)
In this course, you’ll learn about the characteristics of life, chemistry of cells, and the links between life and energy. You’ll also learn about the theory of evolution, ecosystems, heredity, and adaptation.
Chemistry (1 credit)
You’ll learn about the study of structure and reactions of matter. This course also covers the elemental symbols, chemical reactions and the role of energy in those reactions.
Earth Science (1 credit)
In this course, you’ll learn about the scientific method, the formation of the solar system, the moon’s phases, movement of earth, plate tectonics, the formation of the oceans, and erosion. You’ll also learn about rock and mineral analysis, soil formation, weather patterns and chemical principles.
General Science (1 credit)
You’ll learn the basics of a variety of the sciences, including physics, chemistry and biology. This course covers atoms and molecules, light and sound, electricity and magnetism, astronomy, the rise of life on Earth, human anatomy and genetics.
Physical Science (1 credit)
In this course, you’ll learn about matter and energy - their nature and the relationship between them. You’ll cover topics like water, the chemistry of building materials, fuels, natural and synthetic rubbers and plastics, and energy in relation to motion and force.

Art Appreciation (1 credit)
In this course, you’ll be introduced to various forms of art throughout history, from prehistoric to modern. You’ll also learn to evaluate the meaning and quality of individual works.
Art Appreciation Advanced (.5 credit)
This course will provide you with a basic knowledge of the history, media, techniques, tools and cultural implications of the visual arts.
Human Relations (1 credit)
Learn different methods of analyzing and improving relations with other people in personal life and in working environments. This course focuses on individual productivity, teamwork, working relationships, and dealing with frustration.
Music (1 credit)
In this course, you’ll learn about different forms of music throughout history, from medieval times to present day. You’ll also learn about music theory and instrumentation.
Music Appreciation Advanced (.5 credit)
In this course, you’ll learn basic music theory, analysis and history in order to broaden your interest in and understanding of music.
Reading Skills (1 credit)
This course will teach you the techniques applicable to any type of reading. This includes reviewing, predicting, scanning, finding the main idea and drawing conclusions.

Spanish (1 credit)
In this course, you’ll learn how to speak and comprehend the Spanish language. You’ll learn Spanish vocabulary, grammar and this course will help you improve your fluency through listening to and creating stories.

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