Penn Foster High School

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Penn Foster High School
Penn Foster High School Logo.jpg
Address
925 Oak Street
Scranton, Pennsylvania, 18515
United States
Information
TypePrivate high school, Distance education
Established1890
StatusOpen
PrincipalSandy Cwalina
Grades9-12
EnrollmentApprox. 45,000
Accreditation(s)Middle States; Distance Education and Training Council
Website
 
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Penn Foster High School
Penn Foster High School Logo.jpg
Address
925 Oak Street
Scranton, Pennsylvania, 18515
United States
Information
TypePrivate high school, Distance education
Established1890
StatusOpen
PrincipalSandy Cwalina
Grades9-12
EnrollmentApprox. 45,000
Accreditation(s)Middle States; Distance Education and Training Council
Website

Penn Foster High School is a U.S. for-profit distance education high school. The school was founded in 1890, and was known as "International Correspondence Schools", or "ICS". The school is regionally and nationally accredited. It is headquartered in Scranton, Pennsylvania. It offers a complete high school diploma program in which students can study online, in print, or in combination.

In December 2009, Penn Foster High School was purchased by test preparation and educational support company The Princeton Review from its previous owner, the Wicks Group, a private equity firm[1][2] that had bought the high school from Thomson Corporation in 2007.[3]

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Accreditation

Penn Foster High School is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools[4] and nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC).[5] Penn Foster Career School (Penn Foster High School's parent school) is licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools.[6] The school is registered with the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearing House.[7]

Academics

Penn Foster High School allows students to earn their high school degree, regardless of how much high school they may have already completed. All students take a core curriculum of classes, as well as five elective courses. Students may use these elective courses to focus on specific industries, such as Health-Care, Information Technology, and Building Technology, or may take approved college level courses.[8] Successful graduates gain access to the Penn Foster Career Services, which helps students find a job through resume and cover letter preparation, job search assistance, and interview tips. Career Services also helps students search for and gain admission to postsecondary institutions across the country.

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