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What you get:

  • Accredited High School Diploma
  • Self paced, online courses
  • 24/7 access from your phone, tablet, or computer

Whether you have a few credits left or a couple of years to go to finish High School, now's your chance to earn an accredited High School diploma. Through the Better WorkLife, you can finish what you started with courses from Penn Foster. Earning a High School diploma can put you on the path to a full time position and increased wages.

Penn Foster High School

High School Diploma

Earn your high school diploma online with Penn Foster High School and better position yourself for an exciting and rewarding career! Penn Foster's online high school curriculum is a total of 21.5 credits, including standard general education requirements, such as English and math courses. Each course is broken down into small mobile-friendly lessons to help you on your journey toward earning your high school diploma online.

Tuition: $80 down + $80/month for 9 months

Course Details

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to...

  • Demonstrate 21st century skills such as the ability to use technology to complete learning tasks and to communicate effectively
  • Use critical thinking and reasoning skills to complete learning tasks in English Language Arts courses
  • Use declarative knowledge and demonstrate understanding to complete learning tasks in English Language Art courses
  • Use critical thinking and reasoning skills to complete learning tasks in science courses
  • Use declarative knowledge and demonstrate understanding to complete learning tasks in science courses
  • Use critical thinking and reasoning skills to complete learning tasks in math courses
  • Use declarative knowledge and demonstrate understanding to complete learning tasks in math courses
  • Use critical thinking and reasoning skills to complete learning tasks in social studies courses
  • Use declarative knowledge and demonstrate understanding to complete learning tasks in social studies courses
  • Apply fundamental mathematical skills to solve real world problems
  • Utilize writing skills to complete writing assessments
  • Demonstrate the ability to complete entry level lessons from Penn Foster career modules, academic level electives, or general level electives

How much does online high school cost?

Tuition for Penn Foster’s High School program is offered at a special rate through the Better WorkLife. We offer an affordable monthly payment option with an $80 down payment at the time of enrollment and $80 per month for 9 months. This allows students to pay toward their tuition while completing their coursework with no student debt/loan/borrowing.

How do I enroll in the program?

You can enroll in the program on this page by selecting “ENROLL NOW” or by calling 1-888-427-3200.

Does Penn Foster online High School accept transfer credits from other schools?

Penn Foster does accept credits from previous high schools. To transfer credits, an official, sealed transcript must be sent from the student’s previous school for evaluation. Credits from courses that are equivalent to the Penn Foster curriculum and that come from regionally accredited high schools will be considered for transfer. You can learn more about credit transfer here.

Will you accept high school transcripts from other countries?

Yes. However, if the transcript is in a language other than English, we will need an official English translation of the transcript in order to evaluate it.

Can adults enroll in the online high school program with Penn Foster?

Yes! Penn Foster's online diploma program is open to any student 13 years or older who has completed the 8th grade. As an adult learner, you can finish the credits you need or even complete the entire high school program from home around your work schedule.

What is Penn Foster's online high school curriculum like?

Our online high school program consists of 16.5 core credits, and 5 elective credits, ranging from academic electives, like American Literature and Algebra to career electives, like Auto Repair and Veterinary Assistant. Students are able to choose the five classes they’d like to take to fulfill the elective requirement.

The core curriculum is made up of English, Math, Social Science, Science, Arts and Humanities, and Health and Physical Education courses. The classes a student must take to complete the program can vary based on any transfer classes from a previous high school.

Is Penn Foster High School accredited?

Penn Foster High School is regionally accredited for grades 9 through adult by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA. 215-662-5603 www.msa-cess.org.

Penn Foster High School is also nationally accredited by AdvancED. AdvancED is the world leader in providing improvement and accreditation services to education providers of all types in their pursuit of excellence in serving students. AdvancED serves as a trusted partner to more than 32,000 schools and school systems. The North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) are accreditation divisions of AdvancED. This accreditation demonstrates our dedication to continuous improvement in all that we do.

Penn Foster High School is also nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Distance Education and Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

Do I need a computer for my program?

Penn Foster requires access to a computer, tablet, or cell phone that can connect to the internet. Many local organizations offer free Wi-Fi such as libraries, coffee shops, and restaurants. Even some phone carriers and cable providers offer free Hot Spots as a benefit of their service. Check your local area for free access points.

How does the online program work?

After enrollment you will receive an email with instructions to create your login credentials to access your account. You will be contacted by a Penn Foster Student Success Coach to help get you started with the program.

There are no physical classrooms since Penn Foster is an online and self-paced school. Study materials and assessments are accessed on the online student portal. There you will also find additional support material, however, if you need to contact your instructors for academic help or have other questions, you can contact them directly.

Instructors are available over the phone (1-888-427-1000) Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 6:00pm, Eastern Time. They are also available through email by clicking on the "Contact Us" button in the Student Portal and typically respond within 24 hours. You can even contact instructors on the Penn Foster Community by sending a message or joining a discussion group.

How do you graduate from an online high school program?

When you've completed and passed your academic work and tuition has been paid in full, students will receive their official high school diploma and a sealed copy of their official transcripts in the mail usually within 3-6 weeks.

Is Penn Foster High School a Military-friendly school?

Yes, absolutely! In fact, we were granted bronze Military Friendly Status for 2019-2020. Click here to learn more about what we do for military personnel.

Looking for Career Programs?

Penn Foster also offers affordable online career diploma programs designed to help you gain new career skills.

Call an Admissions Specialist today. 1-800-773-5379