Online High School Diploma - Georgia

Online High School Diploma in Georgia

If you're looking for a high school diploma for adults in Georgia or you’re a traditional student looking to transfer from your current school to virtual high school, Penn Foster High School can help! Through our accredited, self-paced program, you can earn your high school diploma online in Georgia on your schedule, from home.

  • Penn Foster High School is regionally accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and nationally accredited through the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and Cognia, the world leader in providing improvement and accreditation services to education providers of all types in their pursuit of excellence in serving students.
  • You can transfer credits from your Georgia high school to Penn Foster High School to save time and money.
  • Earning your high school diploma can help you prepare for jobs in Georgia, college, or the military.
  • Our online high school classes cover English, math, history, and science. You’ll also have five elective classes, which allows you to take classes in a variety of subjects from career-focused courses to advanced English or math.

Save up to $450 Ends 5/29/2024

Cost of Program


$1,499 Save $450


$55/month, Start for as low as $20

1-888-427-6200 (9AM - 9PM ET)

What You Will Learn

  1. How to use critical thinking and reasoning skills to complete learning tasks in English Language Arts courses.
  2. How to use critical thinking and reasoning skills to complete learning tasks in science courses.
  3. How to use declarative knowledge and demonstrate understanding to complete learning tasks in math courses.
  4. How to utilize writing skills to complete writing assessments.
Full Program Goal & Outcomes

High School Diploma Career Outcomes in Georgia

The average salary for high school graduates in Georgia is $29,014.*

Average Salary in Georgia by Education Level

Less Than 9th Grade


High School Graduate




Our high school curriculum covers the same courses you’d find in your Georgia public high school and is designed to prepare students to find jobs, enroll in a local or out of state college or university, or join the military. With Penn Foster, you can choose a traditional high school diploma or select one of our career pathway diplomas, which includes career-focused electives to help you get a head start on training for a career or furthering your education after high school.

State Licensing Requirements

If you are interested in pursuing post-secondary education within your state you should check with your state to understand the requirements. States may impose requirements for receiving state financial aid. For example, an online High School diploma may not be recognized by some colleges and universities within your state to receive financial aid. We recommend you check with the institution for any specific restrictions - this is particularly important for residents of New York.

Benefits of a High School Diploma in Georgia

There are plenty of benefits to having a high school diploma in Georgia. The benefits include

  1. Earning more money. A high school graduate in Georgia can earn as much as $6,072 more per year than someone who didn’t graduate.*
  2. Qualifying for more jobs. Today, more jobs than ever require a high school diploma or GED to qualify you to be hired. Even when a job doesn’t necessarily require a diploma, having one on your resume can help you stand out and be more competitive in the job market over someone who doesn’t have their high school diploma.
  3. Qualifying for promotions. Even if your job didn’t require you to have a diploma to get hired, most higher positions do require you to have one. For example, if you’re working in a retail position and want to become a shift manager or lead, your employer may not consider you for the role without a high school diploma, even if you have the most job experience.
  4. Preparing for college. Many colleges will accept either a high school diploma or GED for admission, but high school may help you better prepare for college-level classes and even help you stand out when applying to schools. In high school, whether you learn online or at a traditional school, you’ll complete coursework and assignments that teach you skills that will be useful in college classes. You even have the opportunity to prepare for college classes through electives like advanced English, math, and science classes.
  5. Learning lifelong skills. Besides helping you qualify for more jobs or prepare for college, earning your high school diploma can help you build skills that you’ll use in your everyday life. From time management skills to critical thinking skills, your classes and assignments teach you more than just what you’ll find in your lessons and exams.

quote icon

Cathy Breymeier

Manager, High School Course Department

“Penn Foster’s online high school program can really benefit students who struggle with a structured learning environment allowing them the opportunity to work at a flexible pace comfortable to them with hours that suit their various learning needs.  Additionally, students who are bullied, struggle with anxiety or feel a lack of acceptance in a traditional school environment can find a home with PFHS and flourish in an online learning environment.”

Online High School Diploma in Georgia - Curriculum

  • 16.5 core credits
  • 5 elective credits 

Estimated completion time:

  • Fast track = 6 months
  • Average time = 14 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. The estimated completion times are based on completion times for learners enrolled in this program from November 2019 - October 2020, excluding withdrawals.

Our online high school diploma 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 pharmacy technician, residential electrician, or vet assistant. If you choose to focus on a specific career in one of our pathway high school programs, your electives will be focused on skills needed for your chosen career path.

Our online classes cover a curriculum comparable to what you’d learn in a Georgia public high school. Your courses include:

  • Written Communication
  • General Math
  • Biology
  • American History

Show Full Curriculum

High School Diploma Success Stories

Georgia graduates of Penn Foster's High School Diploma program have been able to start new careers, advance in their current jobs, join the military, or pursue college degrees - all while learning at the speed that works best for them!
View Student Success Stories
quote icon

Selina L.

High School Graduate, 2021

“Obtaining my high school diploma was the first important step I needed to take in order to get to college. Penn Foster paved the way for me to take the next step into my career.”

Interested in High School Completion For Your Learners?

Penn Foster currently works with hundreds of leading employers to meet their unique organizational needs.
Guild, MOD, Youth Build logos.
Learn More

How much does it cost to get your high school diploma online in Georgia?

Earning your online high school diploma in Georgia doesn’t have to be expensive. With our affordable tuition and monthly payment plan options, it’s possible to fit your education in your budget.

Option 1: Pay in full

Save up to $450 Ends 5/29/2024

Cost of Program


$1,499 Save $450

  • Best price. Best value.
  • Pay the full cost today
  • No monthly payments
Enroll Now

Option 2: Monthly Auto Pay Plan

Cost of Program


  • Pay $55 per month
  • Start for $20 down
  • All major credit and debit cards accepted
Enroll Now

Option 3: Monthly Mail Pay Plan

cost of program


  • Pay $55 per month
  • Start for $39 down
  • Mail your payments
Enroll Now

Need more info or ready to enroll?

Looking for more information on transfer credits, military benefits or our refund policy. find this this information and more about tuition and enrollment.

Tuition & Payment Options

Our Proven High School Learning Model

Empowering students to reach their professional goals


  • Start anytime
  • No exam due dates
  • Self-paced


  • Digital study guides
  • Self-check quizzes
  • Simulations and videos


  • 24/7 access to online resources
  • Online Student Community
  • Student Portal Help Center


  • Expert faculty
  • Dedicated student services
  • Robust learning resources

Online High School Diploma in Georgia FAQs

Can you do online school in Georgia?

Yes! With Penn Foster High School, you can earn your diploma online in Georgia – or wherever you are!

How do I get my high school diploma online in Georgia?

To get your high school diploma online in Georgia, you just need to enroll in an accredited high school program. If you’re a traditional learner looking for a virtual high school option, your parent or guardian will work with your school and Penn Foster to transfer you to our program, including sending in your transcripts so you can pick up where you left off. If you’re an adult student, you can enroll any time and start your classes whenever you’re ready.

What is the difference between a GED and a high school diploma in Georgia?

The GED is just a test and it can be a quick way to show you’re proficient in the skills that you should have when you graduate high school. It can be used for jobs or applying to colleges. However, many employers and schools may prefer those who have a high school diploma, so earning yours can help you potentially qualify for more job opportunities or have an easier time applying to colleges.