American School to Attend Teach Them Diligently Convention in Spartanburg

This weekend the American School kicks off an extremely busy May-June convention schedule with our inaugural appearance at the Teach Them Diligently Convention in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  Stop by booth 216 at the Spartanburg Expo Center on Thursday, May 2, from 6-9 p.m.; on Friday, May 3, from 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; and on Saturday, May 4, from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and say hi!  As usual, we'll have plenty of enrollment applications, brochures and fun freebie promotional items.  We look forward to seeing you in Spartanburg or at any of the other conventions we'll be attending in the coming months.  Keep checking this blog and our Facebook and Twitter pages to see where we're headed!

Today’s Birthday: Andre Agassi

It's April 29, and American School graduate Andre Agassi turns 43 years old today.  He is one of the greatest tennis players of all-time and one of just a handful of men to complete the career Grand Slam, meaning he won the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open at least once in his career.  Indeed, in addition to his lone French Open and Wimbledon titles, he won the Australian Open four times and the U.S. Open twice, for a total of eight Grand Slam titles.  He also won the Olympic Gold Medal in 1996.  We are proud to count Andre Agassi among our graduates, and you can read more about him and some of our other famous students and graduates at our Community page, where you can also check out our All American newsletters.  Even though we have many famous students and graduates, we treat every student the same, with personal attention and service.  Enroll today and you can see for yourself how we treat every student like a champion.     

Descriptions of New Online Courses Now Available

Last week we announced the addition of several new online courses to our curriculum, and today we're adding detailed descriptions of those courses to our Web site.  Visit the Online Learning page or Course Descriptions page to learn more. 

New All American Newsletter Available

The March-April All American newsletter is now available on the Community page of this Web site.  This newslettter contains the latest information about our Online Learning initiatives as well as several features about current and past American School students.  We take special pride in featuring our talented students and graduates in our newsletters, blog and Web site.  They are the very reason we exist as a school.  If you're a student or graduate and want to share your story of how the American School has influenced your life, we'd love to hear it.  Send an email to the Public Relations Department at the email address printed in the newsletter, and you yourself may be featured in an upcoming All American.  

Today’s Special Occasion: Administrative Professionals’ Day

It's April 24, and every year the Wednesday of the last full week of April is Administrative Professionals' Day.  All of us at the American School are grateful for our own administrative professionals who are absolutely essential to the success of the School as a whole.  They are the ones who write letters, answer phones, receive and reply to emails, and handle many of the special circumstances presented to us by our students.  In short, they are the ones who have the biggest role in providing the caring student service that has been a trademark of the American School for more than a century.  Our Office Procedures course can give you a few tips on how to be a good administrative professional while earning you a credit toward your American School diploma.  Enroll today, and our team of administrative professionals will be happy to serve you from the moment of your enrollment until you receive your diploma!

Today’s Birthday: William Shakespeare

It's April 23, and on this date in 1564, it's believed William Shakespeare was born.  No one knows his exact birthdate, but ironically, it's also generally believed that he died on this date in 1616.  Shakespeare is perhaps the greatest playwright in history, so it's no surprise that American School students can read his works in their English courses.  Students in Literature 4 read Twelfth Night, and students in British Literature read another of his works.  We are proud to include works by Shakespeare and many other authors in our English courses and are confident that having our students read and write about them will prepare our students well for college and beyond. 

Today’s Special Occasion: Earth Day

It's April 22, the annual observance of Earth Day.  You can do any number of things to celebrate, and if you need some additional ideas, then consider taking our Environmental Science course.  You'll not only be helping to save the planet, but you'll also earn a credit toward your accredited high school diploma! 

Today’s Anniversary: The Revolutionary War

It's April 19, and on this date in 1775, the Revolutionary War began with the battles of Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts.  Each year these opening battles of the American Revolution are commemorated on Patriots' Day, which is the third Monday in April.  This year, as we all know, the day turned tragic.  The events in Boston have been on our minds all this week, especially since Boston is our original hometown.  In fact, the American School was founded in Boston in 1897, the same year the Boston Marathon was run for the very first time.  We offer our condolences to the families of the victims, our best wishes for a full recovery for those who were injured, and our hope for a return to normalcy and a peaceful future for Boston and its surrounding areas.

American School Internet, Phones Fully Operational

Heavy rains that flooded Chicagoland overnight and into this morning left the American School with very limited Internet and phone access until 11 a.m. Central time.  If you sent us an email before 11 a.m. this morning, we got it and will respond as soon as possible.  If you tried to call us but were not able to get through, please try again.  We apologize for any inconvenience this outage caused, and if Mother Nature cooperates, our systems should be returning to full use shortly.

American School Adds Eight Additional Online Courses

The American School is pleased to announce the addition of eight online courses to our curriculum.  Beginning today, students may take English 1, English 2, English 3, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry and Social Civics in an entirely online format.  Each of the above courses is worth one unit of credit with the exception of Trigonometry, which is worth one half-unit of credit.  Full details about these courses and all of our online learning offerings are available on our Online Learning page.  We have plans to add more online courses and online exams for paper-based  courses in the weeks and months ahead.  Keep checking this blog, our Facebook page and our Twitter page for all the latest updates.