Curriculum

Online High School and English Upskilling Curriculum

Your online high school diploma program consists of 16.5 core credits and you choose 5 elective credits, ranging from academic electives like American literature and algebra to vocational electives, like auto repair technician, child care professional, 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 below.

High School Diploma for English Learners

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Curriculum Stats

  • 16.5 core credits
  • 5 elective credits


Estimated completion time:

  • Fast track = 12 months
  • Average time = 21 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.

Electives: Vocational 

Electives: Academic/College Preparation

Electives: General

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