Online High School Diploma Curriculum

Your online high school diploma program consists of 16 core credits and you choose 5 elective credits, ranging from academic electives like American literature and algebra to career pathway electives, like pharmacy technician, residential electrician, or vet assistant. The core curriculum is made up of English, math, social studies, science, arts and humanities, and health and physical education classes. Find more information about the high school classes you will take at Penn Foster High School below.

High School Diploma

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Online High School Diploma Curriculum

  • 16 core credits
  • 5 elective credits

Estimated completion time:

  • Fast track = 6 months
  • Average time = 15 months

With Penn Foster, you can learn at whatever pace works best for you. Some learners will be more comfortable moving faster, and dedicating more time, and the fast track estimate will apply to them. The average track will apply to most learners who can dedicate a few hours per week to completing their coursework.

Orientation (Select two of the following courses.)





Social Studies

Health & Physical Education

Electives: Vocational 

Electives: Academic/College Preparation

Electives: General

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