Penn Foster High School

Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses

Penn Foster High School's High School Program with Early College Courses gives students the opportunity to earn a High School Diploma while taking additional college credit courses that can be applied toward obtaining an associate or bachelor degree from Penn Foster College. Learn more about this program here.

Official Program Name:

Penn Foster High School Program with Early College Courses

School Offering Program:

Penn Foster High School

Program Level:

High School Diploma

Program Description:

Penn Foster High School's High School Diploma Program with Early College Electives gives students the opportunity to receive a High School Diploma while earning ACE* evaluated and recommended college-level courses which are able to be transferred toward a Penn Foster College education. Students will receive books for coursework and are able to use Penn Foster High School's online library for research activities.

Learning Format:


Financial Aid:

Penn Foster offers low tuition, 0% interest, and affordable monthly payments to be completed upon graduation.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Coursework for a Penn Foster High School Program with Early College Courses:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Penn Foster High School to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • Instruction Set 1
    • Orientation
  • Instruction Set 2
    • Human Relations
  • Instruction Set 3
    • Reading Skills
  • Instruction Set 4
    • Basic English
  • Instruction Set 5
    • Practical English
  • Instruction Set 6
    • Written Communication
  • Instruction Set 7
    • Literature
  • Instruction Set 8
    • General Math
  • Instruction Set 9
    • Consumer Math
  • Instruction Set 10
    • General Math 2
  • Instruction Set 11
    • Earth Science
  • Instruction Set 12
    • Biology
  • Instruction Set 13
    • Physical Science
  • Instruction Set 14
    • American History
  • Instruction Set 15
    • Civics
  • Instruction Set 16
    • World Geography
  • Instruction Set 17
    • Fitness and Nutrition

Students are required to take five credits from the following College-Level Electives:

  • Computer Applications (1 credit)
  • English Composition (1 credit)
  • Business and Technical Writing (1 credit)
  • Art Appreciation (1 credit)
  • Foundation Skills in Math (1 credit)
  • Essentials of Psychology (1 credit)
  • Economics 1 (Macroeconomics) (1 credit)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who earn a High School Diploma and successfully complete College-Level Electives are in a position to pursue an associate or bachelor's degree at Penn Foster College. Students who earn associate and bachelor's degrees may have the ability to pursue additional career choices and increase their workplace responsibilities.

Career Paths:

Students who successfully complete Penn Foster High School's High School Diploma Program with Early College Courses can pursue career paths in entry-level jobs in many industries. Popular industries for graduates include the service, manufacturing, and health sectors.

Entry-level positions open to high school graduates include but are not limited to:

  • Medical assistant
  • Therapist aide
  • Retail salesperson
  • Secretary
  • Building services worker

*The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 182 Penn Foster College courses. The American Council on Education, the major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions, seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives.