High School Diploma - Early College Courses

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If you need to earn your high school diploma, and would like to prepare for college, consider the Penn Foster High School Diploma in Early College Courses Program at Penn Foster. You can find out more about the Penn Foster High School Diploma in Early College Courses Program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

In Penn Foster's High School Diploma in Early College Courses Program, you can study from the convenience of your own home at your own pace. You can take courses in general math, biology, physical science, fitness and nutrition, English, literature, reading, world history, and human relations. You can choose early college courses in topics such as English composition, business and technical writing, computer applications, math for business and finance, art appreciation, and psychology. Penn Foster High School provides all required textbooks and learning materials at no additional cost.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You should check your local school district's home school requirements before applying to the Penn Foster High School Diploma in Early College Courses Program; if you do not comply with the home school requirements, you will be marked truant.

What Are the Course Requirements?

Your Career School High School Diploma in Early College Courses Program consists of 21.5 credits. This includes general coursework in English, math, science, and five college-level electives. You must complete at least 5.5 credits at Penn Foster, but you may be able to transfer up to 16 credits from an accredited high school. You will need a Microsoft® Windows®- compatible or Apple® Mac® and high-speed Internet access in order to complete the 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

Mathematics

  • General Math
  • Consumer Math

Sciences

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

College-Level Electives

  • Computer Applications
  • English Composition
  • Business and Technical Writing
  • Art Appreciation
  • Music Appreciation
  • Math for Business and Finance
  • Technical Math
  • Essentials of Psychology
  • Economics 1 (Macroeconomics)

What Are My Post-Graduation Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

Completing the Penn Foster High School Diploma in Early College Courses Program can prepare you for a variety of entry-level positions in businesses and retail establishments. Depending on your area of interest, you may be able to compete for positions such as:

  • Administrative assistant
  • Retail sales associate
  • Customer service representative
  • Cashier

Advanced Degrees

The Penn Foster High School Diploma in Early College Courses Program is intended to help you prepare for entry into college, where you could pursue an associate degree or a bachelor's degree. There are a number of areas of study you could choose from based upon your professional goals, such as:

  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Business
  • Computer and Information Technology
  • Criminal Justice
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