Penn Foster High School Online

Penn Foster High School Online

The mission of Penn Foster High School is to provide a positive, supportive, and meaningful learning experience for students who need to complete their high school education in a non-traditional setting. Penn Foster High School is committed to providing an academically comprehensive curriculum which is supportive of the diverse individual needs, goals, and learning styles of adult learners and all students. The school relies on a learning environment of independent study, which allows students to take ownership in the process of achieving their educational goals and functioning productively in the working world, in further academic settings, and in their personal lives. Penn Foster High School strives to fulfill its mission by providing a solid core curriculum in traditional high school disciplines, complemented by academic and vocational electives. The curriculum is supported by applicable technology, a qualified faculty, and a wide array of student services aimed at the needs of the distance learner. The school assesses fulfillment of its mission and achievement of institutional effectiveness through ongoing studies of student learning, measurement of student satisfaction, and evaluation of career outcomes of graduates.

The mission is supported by an admissions policy that allows students with a minimum eighth grade education to enroll in the program without regard to race, religion, gender, color, national origin, or physical ability.

Your Education - Graduating from High School is an achievement that is highly valued in our society. Acquiring knowledge through studying is a worthy accomplishment in and of itself. And job applications in virtually every industry ask if you have your diploma.

Your Career - Many of today's most exciting and fastest-growing careers require employees to have a High School Diploma. A diploma can mean more money in your pocket as well — according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, high school graduates earn an average of $360,000 more over their working life than non-graduates.*

Your Diploma - Earn your High School Diploma at home in as little as nine months for each year of high school required. Expert instructors and support staff – dedicated to helping you complete your coursework – will be just a phone call or an email away.

Continuing your Education After High School - Recognition of a Penn Foster High School diploma is solely at the discretion of the receiving institution. However, Penn Foster High School is both a nationally and regionally accredited institution. Many Penn Foster graduates continue their studies toward a post-secondary career diploma and/or degree.


Accreditation - Penn Foster Career School is accredited for non-degree granting postsecondary diploma programs by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA. 215-662-5603

Penn Foster High School is 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

Penn Foster Career School, College, and High School are nationally accredited. This prestigious form of accreditation means that Penn Foster has met the high standards required by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) in Washington, D.C. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. We operate with the highest level of integrity, so our graduates can benefit from an accredited education. Employers are more likely to hire and accept graduates of accredited schools.

The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is also a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster High School are licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools.

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