Online Homeschool Program

Education lays the foundation for a child's future. Although the traditional school system works for some students, it doesn't work for all learners. When this is the case, parents and students are left to explore the academic options that will allow the student to access their education differently. Penn Foster is here for you. Whether you are looking for a new opportunity to home school your child or enroll them in an accredited program.

Whether you are concerned about your child’s school environment, dissatisfied with the quality of education at their traditional high school, or you simply want to be more involved in your child’s academic experience - Penn Foster High School is the homeschooling program¹ to meet your needs.

Homeschooling with Penn Foster Is..

  • Accredited. Gain credentials and skills that will help you in post-secondary education or to enter the workforce with our quality, regionally and nationally accredited diploma program.
  • Flexible. Get a jump-start on a college degree with our Early College program; control your homeschool curriculum by choosing from twenty career-focused electives in technology, healthcare, business and more.
  • Convenient. We offer a variety of homeschooling resources¹ designed to promote student success. Create your own schedule, set your own deadlines, study online, at home, and at a pace that suits you.
  • Affordable. Pay all at once, or sign up for our monthly payment plan with 0% interest - all materials are included. Transfer credits and only pay for courses needed to graduate.
  • Support. Get support from our expert instructors and 24/7 access to our online Community.

Online homeschool programs have made it possible for parents to oversee their child’s academic experience and ensure that their child receives a quality education. Our online homeschooling curriculum aims to help nontraditional learners attain the academic qualifications they need with the ability to work at the time and pace best for them.

Download this free HomeSchool Curriculum ebook to:

  • Learn about the evolution of online homeschooling
  • Discover how technology has brought structure and scale to homeschooling options
  • See the role of Penn Foster's program plays in this changing landscape


Read on to find out how homeschooling and online learning have merged to become a successful academic alternative for high school students. An at-home, online homeschooling curriculum is more suitable for many learners and can serve a variety of students, including those with home responsibilities, special academic needs, suffering from an illness, homeschooled athletes, or experiencing emotional challenges stemming from bullying or other situations.

Regionally and nationally accredited, Penn Foster is licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools, and has been since 1978. Join over 18,000 homeschooled students earning their diploma online at their own pace from Penn Foster High School.

HomeSchool FAQs

Q. What are the benefits of homeschooling?
A. There are several benefits to homeschooling, including being able to complete courses in the timeline that works for you and studying wherever and whenever you want to. Homeschooling online also allows students to work on classes independently, with no deadlines or due dates, building strong time management skills.

Q. How do I know if homeschooling is right for me?
A. Online homeschooling can be the perfect fit for almost every student. If you’re considering homeschooling but don’t know if it would be right for you, think about things like:

  • Whether or not you need a flexible schedule. Not everyone works on the same schedule. If you’re a night person, getting up every day to go to class at the same time as everyone else might not work for you.
  • If you travel often or your family travels often. Travel can interrupt your studies with a traditional school, but homeschooling allows you to take the classroom wherever you want.
  • Your goals. Do you want to graduate high school ahead of schedule to pursue a career or enroll into a college program?
  • Cost matters. Online homeschool can be a more affordable path to earning a diploma versus a private school.

Q. How do I successfully homeschool my child?
A. With an online homeschooling program, your child’s classes, assignments, and exams are available to them — along with remote assistance from instructors. Setting up a study schedule, checking in on their progress, and reaching out to the school can all play a part in your child successfully completing their program.

Q. Does homeschool need to be accredited?
A. Accreditation ensures that the curriculum meets the basic standards of education. Homeschooling programs absolutely should be accredited both nationally and regionally in order to make sure you get the education you need to pursue your goals after graduation.

Q. How many hours a day should I plan on studying?
A. It’s up to you! Penn Foster’s online homeschool is designed to be completed around your schedule, at your own pace. That means you can study as much or as little as you want each day.

Q. Where can I find a homeschool curriculum?
A. Penn Foster’s homeschool curriculum requires a student to earn 21.5 credits to graduate. These credits consist of the standard classes for high school including Math, English, History, and Science courses.

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.
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