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Online High School Diploma Program

Earning your high school diploma can open new doors for you. Many of our graduates are on their way to college, joining the workforce, or entering the military. On average, workers with a high school diploma earn more than $8,000 annually than those without.¹

Our online high school curriculum is a total of 21.5 credits, including your basic general education requirements, like English and Math courses. Penn Foster High School students get to choose 5 elective credits, ranging from academic electives, like American literature and algebra to career electives, like auto repair and vet assistant. Each course is broken down into small mobile-friendly lessons to help you on your journey toward earning your high school diploma online. Whether you are looking to go to college, or right into the workforce, Penn Foster High School can teach you the knowledge and skills to help you on your journey.
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Online High School Classes

The Penn Foster High School experience is designed to help you succeed in your personal, academic, and professional life:
  • Learn. Discover through fun and exploration using a variety of interactive learning methods.
  • Apply. Show off your knowledge and skills as you learn.
  • Achieve. Reach your goals and own your path to success.
The Penn Foster High School experience isn’t your typical high school classroom. Our High School courses travel with you, allowing you to learn on your own schedule, from anywhere, thanks to our custom-designed learning platform. Study when or where you have time.

What's Included


Best-in-class learning platform

Our custom-designed learning platform is easy and intuitive to use at-home or on-the-go through your phone or tablet.

Success Center

Success Center

Certified instructors and Success Coaches, Teaching Assistants and Student Help Staff are here to help you succeed!

Quick Start Support

Quick Start Support

Start strong with introductory videos, tutorials, course videos, activities and practice assessments.

Short lessons

Short Lessons

Your materials are broken down into short, manageable lessons to help you fit learning into your schedule.

Progress-tracking and Goal Setting Tools

Progress-tracking and Goal Setting

Customize your study and exam schedule with our custom progress-tracking and goal setting tools.

Discussion boards

Discussion Boards

Connect with peers and faculty in real-time as you study and learn.

Discussion boards

Study Materials

With built-in self-checks and interactive flashcards, you can be confident in your knowledge before taking your exams.

Discussion boards

Live Webinars

Attend optional webinars and workshops to help you master your coursework.

Program Experience

High School Diploma with Career Pathway

Interested in exploring a career path while studying for your high school diploma? Penn Foster High School offers a variety of career concentrations that allow you to build practical skills to help you on your path to employment.

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Penn Foster is Regionally & Nationally Accredited!

Penn Foster is accredited by the DEAC and Cognia; We are also an A+ rated member of the Better Business Bureau. At Penn Foster, we take accreditation very seriously and adhere to the strict standards set forth by the DEAC. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. Cognia is the world leader in providing improvement and accreditation services to education providers of all types in their pursuit of excellence in serving students. Our alumni have attended numerous colleges across the country.
I feel truly amazing. I am bragging to all friends and family that I'm 45 years old and finally a High School graduate. It's never too late.
Tracey B., Penn Foster High School Graduate
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Join Penn Foster High School today and start earning your diploma on your own time and at your own pace. Get started today.

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offer ends 6/15/17