High School Diploma

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Whether you would like to prepare for college, or simply want the satisfaction of completing high school, you should consider the Penn Foster Career School High School Diploma Program. You can learn more about the Career School High School Diploma Program by reading here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

You can complete the Penn Foster High School Diploma program at Penn Foster at home at your own pace. The program includes basic topics in English, reading, writing, math, and science. Coursework offered includes literature, world history, consumer math, biology, physical science, and many more. All required learning materials and textbooks are provided by Penn Foster and are yours to keep.

What are the Prerequisites?

If you wish to enroll in the Penn Foster High School Diploma Program and are of compulsory age, you must adhere to the home school requirements indicated by your school district or you will be considered truant.

What are the Course Requirements?

You must complete 21.5 credits in order to earn the Penn Foster High School Diploma. You may transfer up to 16 credits, so course requirements may vary. However, 5.5 credits must be completed at Penn Foster. You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows®-compatible PC or Apple® Mac® and high-speed Internet to complete your program.

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English and Reading

  • Reading
  • Basic English
  • Practical English
  • Written Communication
  • Literature

Social Sciences

  • Human Relations
  • American History
  • Civics
  • World History


  • General Math
  • Consumer Math


  • Fitness and Nutrition
  • Earth Science
  • Biology
  • Physical Science

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

The Penn Foster High School Diploma Program can help you prepare for many entry-level employment opportunities that you otherwise may not qualify for. Students who earn a high school diploma could pursue a wide range of positions, just a few of which include:

  • Front desk receptionist
  • Customer service representative
  • Cashier
  • Retail sales associate

Advanced Degrees

A high school diploma is the basic requirement for college. As a graduate of the Penn Foster High School Diploma Program, you could pursue an associate's degree or a bachelor's degree in your area of professional interest. There are numerous areas of study which you may wish to pursue a degree in, such as:

  • Business
  • Computer and Information Technology
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Social Sciences
  • Biology
  • Criminal Justice
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