A good online high school is regionally accredited, such as Indiana University High School. Regional accreditation is the most accepted accreditation for pursuing a college degree. An online high school program is also different than a GED test preparation program, as it offers a high school diploma.
An good online high school program meets the academic equivalent of a traditional high school education. High school graduates earn an average of $1,600 more per month than people with a GED.
There are many options for online learning, including The Keystone School and the NorthStar Academy, a Christian school. Some online programs have been around for a long time. For example, Indiana University High School has been teaching distance learners since 1925. Penn Foster, which is the largest online high school in the U.S., has been in business for more than 120 years, first as a correspondence school.