Today’s Special Occasion: Flag Day

It's June 14, and the American School is celebrating Flag Day.  We are proud to have the word "American" as part of our name and just as proud to fly the flag outside our office every day and display a larger version in the main lobby of our office.  To learn more about our flags, visit this blog archive and see pictures on our Facebook page. 

Testimonial Thursday

It's Thursday, so we're happy to post another testimonial from one of our students.  Today's comes from Lauren from New York, who writes, "I found the methods, instruction, textbooks, study guides and service to be satisfactory because the course had plenty of examples.  The American School has an Online Student Center where students and parents can get help if needed.  I feel I am getting a better education because I am learning about grammar and punctuation and I am finishing the books in all subjects."  We thank Lauren for her kind remarks.  The Online Student Center indeed is a place where students can go to retrieve their academic records, download help sheets, get links to homework web sites, and email their instructors for assistance.  It is included in the price of tuition.  Because all of our students work at their own pace, they, as Lauren said, are able to finish the entire book and learn the maximum amount of information offered in our courses.  Enroll today and you can experience the same benefits! 

Introducing the 2013 American School Scholarship Committee

While we wait for the official announcement of this year's scholarship winners, we thought you might want to see the people who helped choose this year's winners.  Pictured from left to right are American School President Gary R. Masterton, guest member Bud Brown, permanent members Cher Tufly and John Kemp, and our future and current guidance counselors, Amanda Giordano and Janet Howe.  The three-person committee had a difficult time choosing 18 winners because each of the 30 finalists had an impressive application.  We are in the process of notifying this year's winners and look forward to telling you more about them in the July-August All American newsletter.

American School Scholarship Meeting Underway

The 75th annual American School scholarship meeting is underway, and we're excited to learn who this year's 18 winners are.  Three of the 18 will receive $2000 scholarships in the form of the R.T. Miller Founders Award, the W.L. Wright Presidents Award or the Henry Buresh Alumni Award, and the other 15 will receive $1000 scholarships.  This year's $21,000 in scholarships will bring the all-time total very close to $800,000.  We are proud to help so many of our graduates attend the college or university of their choice and will be notifying this year's winners soon.    

American School Prepares for Scholarship Meeting

The American School is preparing for its annual scholarship meeting, which will be held tomorrow.  Each year our scholarship committee looks forward to learning about the academic and extracurricular accomplishments of our finalists, and we enjoy sharing the winners' stories with you in the July-August All American newsletter.  Check back tomorrow for more details about this year's scholarship meeting. 

American School to Attend AFHE Convention

Earlier this week we mentioned our appearance at the Washington Homeschool Organization Convention, but that's not the only convention we're attending next weekend.  We'll also be in Phoenix for the Arizona Families for Home Education Convention.  Stop by booth 303 at the Phoenix Convention Center's South Building on Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. both days to learn more about how we can help you earn an accredited high school diploma.  As usual we'll have tons of enrollment applications, information packets and freebies, so get out of the heat and get inside the convention center where it's cool and say hi to us.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Today’s Anniversary: D-Day

It's June 6, and on this date in 1944, Allied forces in World War 2 began the initiative known as D-Day.  The event was a turning point in the war and ultimately changed the course of history.  Many communities have D-Day ceremonies in which D-Day veterans will be honored for their service.  If you have one in your hometown, we encourage you to go.  If you do not have such a service nearby, we encourage you to visit this site to learn more about this historic day in American history.

American School to Attend WHO Convention

For the past few weeks we've been promoting the many conventions the American School is attending this spring and summer, and when we say that we're criss-crossing the country to meet current and prospective students, we really mean it.  Earlier this year we were in Maine, and just a couple weeks ago we were in Florida, but next week we're going to the opposite end of the country.  For the second year in a row, the American School will be attending the WHO (Washington Homeschool Organization) Convention at the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup.  If you're in the Pacific Northwest, be sure to stop by booth 101 on Friday, June 14, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and on Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  As usual, we'll have plenty of enrollment materials, information packets and our famous freebies.  If you're on the west coast next weekend but not that far north, don't worry.  Check back later this week to find out where else we're headed next weekend!

Today’s Birthday: Andrea Jaeger

It's June 4, and American School graduate Andrea Jaeger turns 48 years old today.  She was a professional tennis player who made appearances in two Grand Slam finals before injuries cut short her career.  Since retiring from tennis she has devoted much of her life to charity and philanthropy.  Her story is proof that, even if you're a talented world-class athlete, you still need an education.  Your athletic career someday will come to an end, but your successful life doesn't have to end when your athletic career does.  An accredited high school diploma from the American School will help you achieve all of your goals.  Enroll today! 

Today’s Birthday: Katie Hoff

It's June 3, and American School graduate and Olympic swimmer Katie Hoff turns 24 years old today.  She won a silver medal and two bronze medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and is a 7-time world champion and a 14-time national champion, but one of her biggest accomplishments is earning her accredited high school diploma from the American School.  We are proud to count Katie among our famous students and graduates, but we treat all of our students exactly the same.  Enroll today, and you can enjoy our caring student service for yourself!