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Penn Foster Online High School

Penn Foster High School Program Features

With Penn Foster High School’s online program, you’re in control. Check out the variety of great interactive features designed to enhance your learning experience:

Interactive Orientation

Your program will start with an interactive orientation which offers:

  • Videos and activities to help you get started in an online program
  • Interactive practice assessments
  • Printable worksheets and checklists
  • Tutorials on using the Penn Foster student portal
  • Information on career planning, study planning and tutoring services included in your tuition

Live Webinars

Over the course of your program, you will be invited to attend webinars and workshops where you can ask questions in real-time. You can attend:

  • Orientation twice a week, hosted by Penn Foster faculty
  • Writing Workshops hosted weekly by Penn Foster English instructors


PFx is our custom-built digital learning environment, created to help you fit your Penn Foster education into your busy schedule.

  • Access PFx at home or on the go from your computer, smartphone, or tablet
  • Track your progress through your program or individual study units with goal-setting and progress-tracking tools
  • Utilize interactive learning tools, including an e-reader with the ability to capture your notes or highlight text in your study materials

Course Introductory Videos

Each one of your core high school courses includes a two-minute introductory video designed to:

  • Cover the big ideas of the course
  • Get you excited for the material
  • Explain expected outcomes and how the course will benefit you in the long run

Digital Study Units and Study Guides

Your study materials include:

  • Short assignments so you can fit your studies into your busy schedule
  • Relevant content tied directly to learning objectives, including video recordings of lectures
  • Practice questions to help you prepare for the exam
  • Textbook recaps reinforce key points from your reading
  • Activities to check your understanding as you progress toward the lesson exam
  • Customizable settings allowing you to view your study guide on any device and take notes that synchronize with your student portal

Student Community

Enjoy 24/7 access to Penn Foster’s online Student Community!

  • Connect with fellow students in the High School Academic Group
  • Share your interests and learn from others through social forums, study groups, Penn Foster events, and student blogs
  • Discover self-help learning resources for career guidance, job postings, and more

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