As of July 2015, there are more than 50 schools that offer online high school diplomas, including Indiana University High School, Northstar Academy, Christa McAuliffe School of Arts and Sciences, University of Missouri-MU Online High School and Penn Foster High School, states The Best Schools Magazine. Online high schools typically fall under one of four types: university, public, charter or private; students and their families should research each school to determine the best type for them.
One private school is Northstar Academy, which is the first online Christian high school to receive accreditation. The school offers approximately 200 courses, including core, Advanced Placement and electives. Students looking for a career-focused school can consider Penn Foster High School. Penn foster accepts traditional students and adult learners throughout the year.
University-sponsored courses include Indiana University High School, which has been a distance learning school since 1925 and offers a variety of six-week long courses. Another is MU Online. Students have two high school tracks to choose from at this school: general and college prep. Some courses allow students to earn both high school and college credit.
Public online high schools include International Connections Academy, which has 25 online schools as of 2015, according to The Best Schools Magazine. Other online schools to consider are University of Nebraska High School, Sevenstar Academy, Laurel Springs School and James Madison high school.