High School with an I.T. Pathway
Penn Foster

Program Details

The High School Diploma with Information Technology Concentration allows students to begin their career at a faster pace by completing a concentration while finishing their diploma. The electives taken in this program have the capability to be transferred to an Associate Degree in Computer Information Systems, offered through Penn Foster College. Prospective students are allowed to make use of the transcript review service where they can find out if any previous earned credits may be transferred into the diploma program. The curriculum consists of 17 courses and five electives specialized toward the Information Technology Concentration. Student will be taught topics of programming, coding, and computer applications. Some of the required courses include Advanced PC Applications, HTML Coding, and Introduction to Database Technology.

Participants will be instructed to display competence in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, using charts, graphs, tables, and creating presentations. In Introduction to Database Technology, students will compare database management systems, and identify the basic components. Another objective of the program is to be able to create a web page using HTML coding, while also including images, tables, and frames to the web page.

For diploma general requirements, students will take courses with topics such as science, math, and history. Students have the option of transferring a maximum of 16 credits into this program. For each high school course that can be transferred, $50 is reduced from tuition. Penn Foster does not guarantee previously completed courses will transfer into this program.


This program requires a minimum of 8th grade education.

School Accreditation Statement

Penn Foster Accreditation and Licenses

  • Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster High School are regionally accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. And, nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).
  • Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster High School are licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools.
  • Penn Foster College is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postseconday Education.