Online high school diploma curriculum

Your learners' online high school diploma program consists of 16 core credits and 5 elective credits, ranging from academic electives like American literature and algebra to career pathway electives, like pharmacy technician, residential electrician, or vet assistant. The core curriculum is made up of English, math, social studies, science, arts and humanities, and health and physical education classes. Find more information about the high school classes your learners will take at Penn Foster High School below.

High School



  • 16 core credits
  • 5 elective credits

Estimated completion time:

  • Fast track = 6 months
  • Average time = 14 months

The estimated completion times are based on completion times for consumer learners enrolled in this program from November 2019 - October 2020, excluding withdrawals. Enterprise Solution rates may be higher but are highly dependent upon implementation choices.

Orientation (Select two of the following courses.)





Social Studies

Health & Physical Education

Electives: Vocational

Electives: Academic/College Preparation

Electives: General

Note: We reserve the right to change program content and materials when it becomes necessary.

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