Happy Thanksgiving from the American School

The American School will be closed Thursday, November 28, and Friday, November 29.  We are thankful for all of our students and wish them and their families a happy and safe Thanksgiving.  We look forward to serving our students when our building reopens on Monday, December 2.

American School Debuts New Online Enrollment Applications

Yesterday the American School debuted new online enrollment applications for students wishing to enroll in our General High School Program or College Preparatory Program.  The new applications are designed to be more user-friendly and look just like the paper enrollment applications that we debuted last month.  We hope these slight changes will be a benefit to you as you begin your American School studies.  Visit our enrollment page to get started today!

Method Test Prep Monday

It's Monday, and we've got another piece of advice from our partners at Method Test Prep.  This timeline for incoming juniors will help you plan ahead for the ACT or SAT.  If planning for the ACT or SAT seems overwhelming, don't worry.  Our school counselor can assist you as needed.  Don't forget that Method Test Prep offers self-paced and teacher-led online courses to prepare you for the ACT or SAT.  We are pleased to offer these services to you so that you can achieve all of your educational goals.

Today’s Anniversary: JFK

It's November 22, and 50 years ago today, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.  Many American School employees remember where they were and what they were doing when they heard the news.  Others who were not born yet are commemorating the day in other ways.  Perhaps the best resource of all is the JFK Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, which is holding a series of special events today and continuing into the weekend.  Presidential libraries and museums are great places to visit any time of the year if you want to experience history first-hand but especially on days like today, which is one of the most famous dates in American history.

Testimonial Thursday

It's Thursday, and this week's testimonial comes from Tabitha from Wisconsin, who writes, "The American School is a great opportunity to be able to work towards my diploma on my own schedule.  I love how American School allows me to be able to work and get a great deal of experience all while still working on getting my diploma."  We thank Tabitha for her words and are happy that she is enjoying studying with us.  She makes a great point about being able to work on her American School courses while she works at a part-time or full-time job.  Being an American School student gives you the flexibility not only to work at your own pace but also the ability to work wherever and whenever it is convenient for you.  Like Tabitha, you can work on your American School courses during the day or night and then go to work or enjoy other activities during the other part of the day.  It is entirely up to you.  Enroll today and you'll experience the same top-notch curriculum and flexibility for yourself!

Use the “Forgot Your Password?” Link in the Online Center

One of the most common requests we receive is to resend student, guarantor or school passwords.  We are happy to honor those requests, but in most cases there is a quicker way for you to receive your password than waiting for it to arrive in the mail.  Recently we added a "Forgot Your Password?" link to the Online Student Center and Online Counselor Office.  You can click on the above links to see where it is located on each page.  Simply click the appropriate link, enter the email address associated with your particular account, and your password will be emailed to you shortly.  If you experience any difficulty with this process, click here to email the Public Relations Department if you are a student or guarantor, or click here to email the Independent Study Department if you are a school official.

Today’s Anniversary: The Gettysburg Address

It's November 19, and 150 years ago today, President Abraham Lincoln gave one of the most famous speeches in American history, the Gettysburg Address.  His two-minute speech came during a ceremony to dedicate the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, where a pivotal Civil War battle had taken place earlier that year.  As we've said so often, one way to make our United States History course come to life is to visit historic sites such as Gettysburg.  Today the park is hosting a number of special events in observance of the 150th anniversary of Dedication Day, and other events are planned for later in the week.  If you can't make it to Pennsylvania, then consider reading these five little-known facts about Gettysburg instead.  Either way, you'll find yourself more in tune with one of the most famous events in American history.

Method Test Prep Monday

It's Monday, the start of a new week, so it's time to post some helpful hints from our partners at Method Test Prep.  Click here to discover seven apps that may help you with your writing skills.  Click here to learn about the rules for the ACT's writing section.  Click here to learn if taking an SAT subject test is right for you.  Finally, click here to learn about the benefits of taking ACT or SAT prep courses online and then click here to sign up for Method Test Prep's ACT or SAT prep courses.  Remember that you can enter the code AMERICAN to receive a discount off your purchase of Method Test Prep's teacher-led courses!

Flashback Friday

One day after the return of Testimonial Thursday, Flashback Friday is back as well.  We know Thanksgiving is a couple weeks away, but since we have something else planned for next Friday, this newsletter from November 1996 is appropriate for today and really for the entire month of November.  Check out this glimpse of the American School's past and look for the return of Flashback Friday sometime in December.


Testimonial Thursday

Testimonial Thursday is back after a couple weeks off for Halloween and Flu Shot Day, and today's testimonial is probably our shortest ever.  It comes from Autumn from Ohio, who summarizes her feelings about the American School in three words: "I love it!"  We thank Autumn for those comments and are very pleased she loves working toward her accredited high school diploma with us.  We are confident you'll feel the same way after you enroll and become our student!