American School to Attend HEAV Convention

The American School is pleased to attend the Home Educators Association of Virginia Convention next weekend in Richmond.  Our booth in the Richmond Convention Center will be open from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday, June 6; from 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. on Friday, June 7; and from 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 8.  Stop by and see us and pick up information packets, enrollment applications, freebies and much more.  We look forward to seeing you there!

National Spelling Bee Finals Today

It's May 30, and the final rounds of the National Spelling Bee are being conducted today in Washington, D.C.  This event has gotten more exposure than ever in recent years, and homeschooled students have often fared quite well.  If you watch the finals tonight on television, you'll notice that the words being given to competitors are often very long and probably unfamiliar to you.  There are some tricks the competitors will use to help them figure out the proper spellings of the words, and the same tricks work when trying to figure out how to spell words that are more commonly used in the English language.  Our Spelling course will teach you some of these tricks and give you a better command of the English language.  Enroll today.  You'll "bee" glad you did!  

Serena Williams Says ‘Au Revoir’ to Anna Tatishvili at French Open

2013 American School graduate Anna Tatishvili was taken back to school by #1 Serena Williams in the opening round of the French Open in Paris.  In a performance that showed just how wide the gap is between the top-ranked and the 83rd-ranked players in the world, Serena dominated Anna, 6-0, 6-1, to advance to the second round.  Although the loss dropped Anna to 2-11 this year, it is our hope that competing against the best player in the world and, in fact, one of the best players of all-time, will inspire her to have better results this summer, starting at Wimbledon, which begins June 24.

Today’s Anniversary: The Golden Gate Bridge

It's May 28, our blogger's favorite day of the year, and on this date in 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt opened the Golden Gate Bridge.  One way of thinking about the American School is that we're a bridge to wherever you want to go in life.  If you need an accredited high school diploma so that you can attend the college or university of your choice, our College Preparatory Program is just for you.  If you need an accredited high school diploma so that you can join the workforce or attend a community college, our General High School Program does the trick.  Finally, if you're attending a resident high school and need to make up credits without attending summer school, our Independent Study Program can assist you with that.  Either way, let us be the bridge that takes you where you want to go.  Enroll today! 

American School Closed Memorial Day

The American School will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.  We will reopen with normal business hours on Tuesday, May 28.  We wish all of you a happy and safe holiday weekend and wish to express our deepest gratitude to those men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to our country and whose memory we honor on Monday.

American School to Attend Teach Them Diligently Convention in Omaha

If you've read our blogs lately, you know that we've been going to many conventions during the month of May.  That trend continues into June because next weekend we're heading to Omaha and our third Teach Them Diligently Convention of the spring.  Visit us in booth 414 at the CenturyLink Center on Thursday, May 30; Friday, May 31; and Saturday, June 1.  As always, we'll have plenty of brochures, enrollment applications and promotional items for anyone who stops by.  Be sure to check back soon to see what four other conventions we're attending in June!

National Geographic Bee Celebrates 25 Years

We're nearing the end of May, and this is always the time when a lot of bees appear.  No, we're not talking about the kind of bees that buzz and make honey but rather bees like the National Geographic Bee, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.  The finals are tonight and will be broadcast tomorrow on the National Geographic Channel and at a later date on your local PBS station.  The American School offers two geography courses if you wish to learn geography forward and backward like the finalists in the National Geographic Bee.  Our paper-based World Geography course and our online World Geography course are each worth one unit of credit toward your accredited high school diploma from the American School.  Enroll now if you haven't done so already, and, even though we'll be posting every weekday between now and then except for Memorial Day, "bee" sure to check this blog next Thursday to see what the buzz will be then! 

Today’s Anniversary: Charles Lindbergh’s Transatlantic Flight

It's May 21, and on this date in 1927, Charles Lindbergh landed in Paris and completed the first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.  Nowadays we take aviation for granted, and planes fly back and forth over the Atlantic all the time, but 86 years ago, this was a huge deal.  No matter what side of the Atlantic you're on, whether you live in the United States or overseas, the American School can help you earn your accredited high school diploma.  Our How to Enroll page has enrollment links for applicants living at home or abroad.  Click on the appropriate one and get your high school education off the ground today!

American School to Attend FPEA Convention

The American School is excited to once again exhibit at the FPEA Convention this weekend at the Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee, Florida.  We love meeting residents of the Sunshine State as well as others who will attend this convention, and we'll be in booth 400 on Thursday, May 23, from 5-9 p.m.; on Friday, May 24, from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; and on Saturday, May 25, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.  Be sure to stop by and pick up enrollment applications, information packets, and some of our fun freebies.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Today’s Anniversary: College Graduation

It's May 17, and on this date, the American School blogger graduated from college.  Careful blog readers might be able to figure out what school the blogger attended since it is one of the two schools that seems to crop up more often than others in the blog, but when it comes to thinking about what college you want to attend, it is important to select the college that is best for you and your family.  Our guidance department can help you with the college admissions process, and our College Preparatory program can help prepare you academically for post-secondary education.  If a four-year college is not in your future, that is ok, too.  Our General High School program has you covered.  Either way, let the American School be your ticket to the life you've always wanted.  Enroll today, and within 4 years, you'll be celebrating an important graduation anniversary of your own!