Penn Foster Career School is offering a High School Diploma for individuals wanting an alternative option to a traditional high school. This program is available for students who are starting their diploma from the beginning or who only need a few classes to graduate. Individuals are given the option to choose which elective courses they would like to take. Elective options include career concentrations such as Information Technology, Plumbing, Carpentry, Electrical, and Health Care. Although the diploma is completed independently online, students have the support of trained instructors who are available via email or phone. Instructors are also available for one-on-one help running Monday through Friday. Previously completed coursework from an accredited school may be transferred so there is no re-taking courses students have already taken.
Students will use a wide variety of learning tools, ranging from study guides, online and printed books, and videos. Accessed online is Penn Foster Community, a place where students can participate in study sessions and chat with fellow students and faculty. The online student Community allows students to connect with other individuals with shared interests or by sharing resources for courses.
Penn Foster recognizes that all students do not learn the same way. Penn Foster is in the process of offering lectures online for those who learn better through hearing. Written course materials for all of the classes are already offered.
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.