Scranton, Pennsylvania (Jan. 7, 2015) — Penn Foster, a leader in career-focused online and blended education, today announced a record-breaking year with more than 20,000 students graduating from Penn Foster High School in 2014, an approximate 54 percent increase over 2013. Licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools, Penn Foster High School provides students with a regionally and nationally accredited, self-paced, affordable high school diploma program that offers concentrations in various career areas.
"From homeschool students and opportunity youth to adult learners, we are proud to celebrate the dedication and the hard work of our 2014 high school graduates." said Frank Britt, CEO of Penn Foster. "The increasing demand for our online and blended learning high school diploma programs reflects the need for flexible, affordable options that cater to the learning needs of a diverse student population."
Joining America's Promise Alliance in 2014, Penn Foster supports the work of the GradNation campaign, a large and growing movement of dedicated individuals, organizations and communities working together to increase graduation rates. GradNation's goal is to raise the national high school graduation rate to 90 percent by 2020.
Penn Foster's record-breaking year also includes the establishment and the expansion of key partnerships with organizations such as Youthbuild USA and Job Corps as well as 20 new colleges and career schools across the country now offering Penn Foster's high school diploma completion programs. In addition, over 500 secondary schools and districts are now offering credit recovery, summer school and dropout retrieval programs.
Penn Foster High School is one of the largest and oldest private high school schools in the United States, offering students an accredited, affordable high school diploma program that allows students the flexibility to learn around their own schedules and at their own pace.
About Penn Foster
Founded in 1890, Penn Foster has been a leader in career-focused distance and blended learning for 125 years through its high school, career school and college. Through direct enrollment by students as well as partnerships with schools and businesses, more than 13 million people have taken Penn Foster-enabled courses to further their education and better position them for life success. Today, Penn enrolls more than 100,000 new students each year in programs designed to address the gap in middle skilled careers. Penn Foster combines affordable career-oriented education with a flexible delivery model ranging from pure play online to onsite blended learning solutions. For more information, visit www.pennfoster.edu.