Solutions for School Districts + High Schools

Since 1890, Penn Foster has been providing alternative options to earn a high school diploma through distance education. Today, our solutions are completely online – providing an effective, flexible learning experience for students and school districts. Through our accredited high school diploma program and individual classes, schools can decrease dropout rates, increase graduation rates, and provide a new pathway toward success for nontraditional learners.

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High School Programs Tailored to Meet Your Goals

Penn Foster’s catalogue of high school solutions offers a range of options that can fit the varying needs of students within your district. From individual classes that can allow students to catch up or improve their GPA to our high school completion program, you can offer your learners flexible options to help them toward graduation. Our high school courses are:

  • Regionally accredited through the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and nationally accredited through the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and Cognia.
  • Fully online, providing learners with the opportunity to work on their studies when and where it works best for them – without interrupting their current school schedule. 
  • Aligned to a traditional high school curriculum.

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The Benefits of Penn Foster High School

  1. Decreases potential dropout rates by offering alternative, online paths toward graduation.
  2. Saves time on paperwork with our dedicated team managing documentation.
  3. Improves outcomes with year-round expedited enrollment and transferable course credit.
  4. Eliminates in-person summer school programs and expands access to courses your school does not offer. 
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Individual High School Courses

Designed to offer support to schools and districts, our accredited individual high school courses can offer alternative credit recovery, original credit, dropout retrieval, and summer school solutions to give your learners the opportunity to earn the credits they need to graduate. Our extensive course options include courses in English, math, social studies, and science, as well as several electives.
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High School Completion

Offering a non-traditional path toward graduation, Penn Foster High School’s full diploma program gives students who may not be able to complete their education in an in-person setting the opportunity to succeed academically – helping school district’s decrease their dropout rates. Completely online and self-paced, Penn Foster’s 21-credit curriculum covers English, math, social studies, and science, as well academic and career-focused electives.
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High School Diploma + English Language Training

Help students gain English proficiency while earning their diploma, setting them up for future success.

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Interested in our Dropout Prevention Solutions?

Learn more about how our high school program can decrease dropout rates and help students succeed in their education.

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Our Proven High School Learning Model

Designed to give students the tools they need to succeed


  • Regionally accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools
  • of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Online Delivery

  • Digital platform allows for studying any time, anywhere
  • Content is available via computer, mobile device, or tablet

Engaging Content

  • Course content designed with a variety of learning styles in mind
  • Varied learning methods help cement application of concepts

Robust Support

  • Self-service tools and unlimited multi-channel support
  • Live and recorded webinars hosted by our facility

Student Success Stories

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Paula P.

Penn Foster Parent

“The self-paced learning, the curriculum, the ease that the child understands, and actually GETS it, is amazing. She is so happy, and it has brought out such a difference in her.”

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Jana H.

Penn Foster Parent

“The transfer process [to Penn Foster] was seamless. His grades in Penn Foster improved significantly. He brought his GPA up from around a 2.7 to around a 3.5 with Penn Foster. So he not only surprised himself but he definitely surprised me!”

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Rachael S.

School Counselors

“Penn Foster has been an excellent choice for our students who need credit recovery or credit flexibility. The variety of course options, quality curriculum, and student-friendly resources have made Penn Foster our high school’s first choice for alternative credits.”

How Online Classes Can Help Learners Succeed

A traditional high school experience may not be for every student and, often, many students are left behind. Offering online classes can be an effective solution to ensuring all students have the tools they need to succeed and graduate.
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How can your school offer high school classes through Penn Foster?

Individual students should enroll in Penn Foster high school classes by having a parent or guardian call our dedicated team at 1-800-961-6407. If you are interested in sponsoring student enrollments at a school or district level, you can reach out to discuss partnership options at 1-800-961-6407.

What support does Penn Foster offer to schools and districts that enroll students in our high school classes?

Our dedicated staff will handle transfer credit and enrollment documentation including documentation to verify enrollment according to state requirements.

How can I find out more information about working with Penn Foster?

If you’re interested in offering credit recovery, summer classes, or dropout retrieval solutions in your school district, you can reach out to our dedicated team at 1-800-961-6407.

Does Penn Foster offer NCAA-approved courses?

Penn Foster’s general high school diploma is flexible enough to meet every student’s unique needs and schedules. Looking for courses registered with the NCAA? Learn more about the courses offered by Penn Foster’s partner school, James Madison High School, by calling 1-800-961-6407.

Can students enroll in college after graduating from Penn Foster High School?

Penn Foster High School is an accredited program that allows students to earn a recognized high school diploma. However, acceptance of a high school diploma can vary based on the college or university. No form of accreditation can guarantee that any learning institution or employer will accept the high school diploma. We recommend checking with colleges and universities your student is interested in attending to verify they accept the Penn Foster High School diploma before enrolling into the program. For a list of schools that Penn Foster graduates have been accepted to, click here.

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