Top Online High School Programs

Whether you are in a situation where your family moves around a lot, or you are unable to physically show up to High School classes, or it is just more convenient to be taught the curriculum at home, there are many options for a High School education online.

A High School education is a minimum requirement for most jobs and college education programs; so if you are ready to get a higher education, or just want to start work right away, discover a few of the best options for working through a High School education online.

The following are a few of the best online high school programs, listed in no particular order.

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1. Penn Foster High School

Regionally & Nationally Accredited: by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).

Curriculum: 16.5 core credits, 5 elective credits. A total of 21.5 credits.

Program Features:

  • Interactive orientation – videos, practice assessments, printables, tutorials, etc.
  • Live webinars.
  • A study planner.
  • Course introductory videos.
  • Digital study units & guides.
  • Access to a student community.
  • Online tutoring.

Cost: $999 – $1,499

 

2. James Madison High School

Regionally & Nationally Accredited: by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) and by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).

Curriculum: 23 total credits.

Program Features:

  • Access to ebooks and study guides.
  • Unlimited access to the learning resource center.
  • Engaging content.
  • Access to the student community to connect with others.

Cost: $1,274 – $1,499

 

3. National High School

Regionally Accredited: by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).

Curriculum: 4 units of English/Language Arts, 4 units of Mathematics, 4 units of Science, 4 units of Social Studies, 3 units of Modern Language/Fine Arts, 1 unit of Health/PE, 4 units of Electives. A total of 24 units.

Program Features:

  • Flexible schedule with courses at the student’s pace and availability.
  • Recover credit from previous high school attendance.
  • Apply home school credits if applicable.
  • Select either advanced or remedial courses to meet specific needs.

Cost: Available upon request.

 

4. Excel High School

Regionally Accredited: by AdvancED.

Curriculum: 4 credits of English, 3 credits of Math, 3 credits of Science, 3 credits of Social Studies, 5 credits of Electives. A total of 18 credits.

Program Features:

  • A private, accredited college prep online high school.
  • All coursework is available online.
  • Take quizzes and tests online.

Cost: $99 per month for 6 courses.

 

5. CompuHigh

Regionally & Nationally Accredited: by NCA-CASI (North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement), and SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) and by AdvancED.

Curriculum: 4 credits of English, 2 credits of Social Studies, 2 credits of Science, 2 credits of Math, 1 credit of PE, .5 credits of Test Prep, 6.5 credits of Electives. A total of 18 credits.

Program Features:

  • Enroll and start at any time of the year.
  • Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • One-on-one interaction with a teacher.
  • Students can complete up to 6 credits a year.
  • Credits can transfer from public or private accredited schools.

Cost: $1,394 – $1,499

 

6. Stratford Career Institute

Curriculum: 1 credit of Social Studies, 1 credit of American History, 1 credit of American Government, 3 credits of Science, 3 credits of Mathematics, 5 credits of English, 4 credits of Electives. A total of 18 credits.

Program Features:

  • Affordable, including low monthly payments.
  • Physical learning materials shipped to your home within 24 hours of processing enrollment.
  • Instructor support is available by email or phone call.
  • Convenient training methods that don’t interfere with a current busy lifestyle.

Cost: $989

 

7. Liberty Online

Accreditation: Liberty Online is approved by the Vermont State Board of Education and is a Better Business Bureau accredited member.

Curriculum: 4 credits of English, 3 credits of Math, 3 credits of Science, 3 credits of Social Studies, 7 credits of Electives. A total of 20 credits.

Program Features:

  • Lesson materials.
  • Review and grading for each assignment by actual school teachers.
  • Live academic help phone line.
  • Online student discussion groups.
  • Liberty High School’s official blog for career and education opportunities.

Cost:  $1,097 – $1,297

 

8. Park City Independent

Nationally Accredited: by the Northwest Accreditation Commission

Curriculum: 4 credits of Language Arts, 2.5 credits of Social Studies, 3 credits of Mathematics, 3 credits of Science, 1.5 credits of Fine Arts, 2 credits of PE & Health, 1.5 credits of Applied Technology 6 credits of Electives. A total of 24 credits.

Program Features:

  • Enroll and start class at any time.
  • Affordable, with easy payment plan options.
  • Nationally recognized, and fully accredited.
  • Strives to maintain the highest academic standards.

Cost: Available upon request.

 

9. Career Online High School

National & Regionally Accredited: by AdvancED Accreditation Commission and by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).

Curriculum:  A total of 18 credits (up to 14 may be transferred from former high school).

Program Features:

  • All courses are taught online and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • It is a self-paced program.
  • Each student gets an academic coach to offer support and additional instruction.

Cost: Available upon request.

 

10. Franklin Virtual High School

Regionally Accredited and State Licensed: by SACS/SACI and AdvancED.

Curriculum: The FVHS curriculum satisfies the diploma requirements for both career and college-bound students.

Program Features:

  • Safe, flexible, and cost effective.
  • Comprehensive program with a qualified teacher.
  • Enroll anytime and start classes right away.
  • Flexible semester completion capabilities.

Cost: $330 per month

 

11. Forest Trail Academy

Regionally Accredited: by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).

Curriculum: A complete setup for grades 9 – 12 of English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts, Course Electives, and Foreign Languages. See the calendar here.

Program Features:

  • Provides an innovative, academic, cultural, and pragmatic excellence.
  • Provides alternative educational solutions for people in unique circumstances.
  • Rigorous academic curriculum.
  • Accessible, constructive, nurturing, and tailored to individual needs.

Cost: $250 per month or $2,950 in full.

 

12. Mizzou Online

Accredited: by AdvancED and the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement.

Curriculum:  6 units are required for each grade (9 – 12), totaling 24 units all-together.

Program Features:

  • Flexible environment with the opportunity to learn from anywhere.
  • Access to student organizations.
  • Transferable credits from previous high school work.
  • Work directly with a counselor to develop course plans.

Cost: $500 per semester

 

13. University of Nebraska High School

Accredited: by Nebraska Department of Education and AdvancED.

Curriculum: 4 units of Languages Arts, 3 units of Social Studies, 3 units of Math, 3 units of Science, .5 units of Multicultural Studies, .5 units of Financial Skills, .5 units of Career Planning, 5.5 units of Electives.

Program Features:

  • Reading assignments.
  • Self-check activities.
  • Practice activities.
  • Inquiry and multimedia activities.
  • Unit evaluations.
  • Progress tests.

Cost: $150 – $200 per semester

 

14. Laurel Spring School

Accredited: by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), AdvancED, and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).

Curriculum: 4 credits of English, 3 credits of Math, 4 credits of Social Studies, 2 credits of Science, 1 credit of Fine Arts, 2 credits of World Language, 2 credits of PE, .5 credits of Health, 5 credits of Electives. A total of 23.5 credits.

Program Features:

  • Teachers can make corrections and suggestions to students during lessons.
  • Uses a standards-based proficiency testing.
  • Actual student-teacher interaction.
  • Teacher-graded assignments.

Cost: $690 per semester, or $990 per year.

 

15. Clonlara School

Accredited:  by Accreditation International (Ai), Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA-CESS), and the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA).

Curriculum:  4 credits of English, .5 credits of Speech, 1 credit of American History, .5 credits of American Government, .5 credits of Geography, 2 credits of Mathematics, 3 credits of Science, 1.5 credits of Physical Fitness, 9 credits of Electives. A total of 22 credits.

Program Features:

Learn and earn credit through Clonlara by:

  • Pursuing passions in the arts, athletics, and nature.
  • Traveling, working as an intern, visiting new places.
  • Reading, writing, drawing, designing, and building new things.
  • Taking online courses.

Cost: $1,200 per year

 

16. The George Washington University

Accredited: by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools.

Curriculum: 4 credits of English, 4 credits of Math, 3 credits of Science, 3 credits of History, 3 credits of World Language, 4 credits of Journeys Symposium, and 3 credits of an area of concentration. A total of 24 credits.

Program Features:

  • Engaging, challenging, and innovative curriculum.
  • Includes research-driven design, compelling interactivity, ease-of-use, and an integrated blend of online content and hands-on materials.
  • Helps develop critical and creative thinking
  • Stimulates intellectual independence.

Cost: $12,000 per year

 

17. Stanford Online High School

Curriculum: 4 units of English, 4 units of Math, 3 units of Natural Sciences, 3 units of Social Sciences, 2 years of Foreign Language, 4 units of Additional Coursework.

Program Features:

  • Teaching that is geared toward discipline.
  • Advanced coursework opportunities are available.
  • Provides thoughtful feedback.

Cost: $19,950 per year

 

18. Alpha Omega Academy

Accredited: by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), an accrediting division of AdvancED.

Curriculum: 4 credits of English, 3 credits of History & Geography, 3 credits of Mathematics, 2 credits of Science, .5 credits of Health, 1 credit of PE, 1 credit of a Bible Elective, 1 credit of Fine Arts, 5.5 credits of Electives. A total of 21 credits.

Program Features:

  • A christian worldview that teaches students the values of Christian living with Bible-based curriculum.
  • Student support with immediate access to teachers, plus a connection to the student community.
  • Live, online classrooms that allow students to see and hear their teachers while they give instruction.
  • Flexible and self-paced; courses completely online and molded to fit individual learning styles.

Cost: Tuition prices calculated according to student status and grade level.

 

19. Halstrom Academy

Accredited: by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC).

Curriculum: A total of 220 credits. Students must pass a competency exam with an 80% or higher.

Program Features:

  • One-on-one instruction.
  • Events for students to attend that teach them about managing stress, supporting behavioral challenges, and more!
  • Customized learning plans that fit each student’s needs.

Cost: $16,770 – $24,2265 per year

 

20. Connections Academy

Accredited: by AdvancED.

Curriculum: 4 credits of Language Arts, 3 credits of Math, 3 credits of Science, 3 credits of Social Studies, PE & Health credits according to state, Electives according to state, and any additional credits according to state.

Program Features:

  • Prepares students to attend college or start a career.
  • Access to a certified school counselor.
  • Assistance in creating a four year academic plan.
  • Guidance in finding the right college or career.
  • Free access to college admissions test prep and online courses.
  • Extracurricular activities like the student advisory council, and debate clubs.

Cost: Available upon request.

 

21. Oak Meadow

Accredited: by The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA), and by the New England Association for Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Curriculum: 4 credits of English, 3-4 credits of Mathematics, 4 credits of Social Studies, 3-4 credits of Science, 1 credit of Fine Arts, 2 credits of World Language, 1 credit of Health, 1 credit of PE, .5 credit of Advanced Study, 2.5 credits of Electives. A total of 22 credits.

Program Features:

  • Advanced study projects.
  • Get credit for real life experiences.
  • Take AP courses.
  • Receive college counseling.
  • Opportunities to become a part of the National Honor Society.

Cost: $1,200 – $1,500 per course per year.

 

22. Mother of Divine Grace School

Accredited: by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Curriculum:

  • 7 credits in Grade 9: Faith & Morality, American Literature, Algebra I, US History & Geography, Earth Science, Latin I, Grammar & Composition
  • 7 credits in Grade 10:  Sacraments & Apologetics, Ancient Literature, Geometry, Ancient History & Geography, Natural History, Latin II, Fine Art.
  • 7 credits in Grade 11: Bible Study, Medieval Literature, Algebra II, Medieval History & Geography, Biology, Latin III, PE.
  • 6.5 credits in Grade 12: Catholic Doctrine, British Literature, Advanced Math, American Government & Economics, Chemistry, Health, PE.

A total of 27.5 credits.

Program Features:

  • Private school education.
  • The program follows the child’s natural stages of learning.
  • Works to the child’s individual needs.
  • Provides educational counseling, tutorial support, and learning support classes.

Cost: Program fees described here.

 

23. WiloStar 3D

Accredited: by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Curriculum: 4 credits of English, 4 credits of Mathematics, 4 credits of History, 4 credits of Science, 3 credits of PE, 5 credits of Electives. A total of 24 credits.

Program Features:

  • 3D virtual online campus.
  • Immersive learning video demos.
  • 3D classrooms that allow for teacher-student interaction.
  • Creative and interactive online games.
  • Promotes creativity, keeps students engaged, and motivates students in new ways.

Cost: $304 per year

 

24. School of Arts and Sciences

Accredited: by The Northwest Accreditation Commission.

Program Features:

  • Recently recognized as being in the top 5 of the 50 best high school diploma programs.
  • Self paced – students have access to their courses 24/7 and are able to set a personalized pacing guide.
  • One-on-one student and teacher interaction.
  • Mastery based assignments and assessments.
  • Large list of electives; students with all kinds of varying interests will find something interesting to study.

Cost: $4,995 – $7,975 per year

 

25. Greenways

Accredited: by the North Central Association (NCA), the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA), the NCAA, and the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools.

Curriculum: 4 credits of English, 4 credits of Mathematics, 4 credits of Science, 4 credits of Social Studies, 2 credits of Foreign Language, 1 credit of Fine Arts, 1 credit of Health/PE, 4 credits of ElectivesA total of 24 credits required.

Program Features:

  • 24 hour access to teachers via email and discussion threads.
  • Rolling admission; start whenever you want, courses are flexible.
  • Teacher & counseling support available to all students.
  • Parental codes included so parents can monitor student progress.

Cost: Available upon request.

 

26. American High School

Accredited: by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS);AdvancED, the unified organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI); and The Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA).

Curriculum: Each grade’s curriculum is laid out already for the students by teachers and office administrators.

Program Features:

  • Self-paced courses.
  • Tuition is up to 85% less expensive than other online high school programs.
  • AP courses available.
  • Outstanding elective programs and opportunities.

Cost: Available upon request.