American School Announces Changes to Online Course Policy

The American School has announced that the new three-month reinstatement fee for online courses will be $75, and the enrollment period for an online course cannot exceed 12 months from the initial date of enrollment.  Information about these changes will be printed on the updated paper and online independent study applications that will be available in the coming weeks.  This blog will announce when the new applications are available on our web site.  Thank you for your cooperation.

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American School to Attend ISCA Conference in Springfield

The American School will be an exhibitor at the Illinois School Counselor Association Annual Conference on April 11 at the Hilton Springfield.  Those attending the convention are invited to visit the American School’s booth from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. to learn more about the us and the educational services we provide to students and schools.  We always enjoy meeting counselors but especially those who work in our home state of Illinois.  Attending this conference and its sister event in two weeks gives us the chance to fortify existing relationships and build new ones.  We look forward to seeing many school counselors in Springfield!

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Method Test Prep Monday

The first Monday in April is a good time for another installment of Method Test Prep Monday.  Our partners at Method Test Prep are starting a weeklong series of ACT prep classes.  Tonight's session focuses on science, with sessions on reading, English and math slated for Tuesday through Thursday respectively.  Visit the ACT-SAT Prep page on our web site to learn more, and when you enroll, enter the code AMERICAN to receive a discount off these teacher-led courses.  Don't worry if you cannot make a specific session.  Method Test Prep has recorded versions of these classes available for purchase as well.  We hope you will take advantage of these classes so that you can do your very best on the ACT or SAT.

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Today’s Special Occasion: 4-4

It's April 4, which is commonly abbreviated 4-4.  The number 4 has real significance here at the American School.  As you know, we offer 4 years of high school in grades 9-12.  We offer English 4: Composition and Grammar, English 4 (online), Literature 4: Selected English Classics among our numerous paper-based and online courses.  We also do our best to ensure that students have an opportunity to obtain a perfect 4.0 grade point average and are equipped to succeed in whatever their post-high school plans might be.  We do that primarily through our 4 C's of Curriculum, Cost, Caring Student Service and Credibility.  If you are ready to begin your accredited high school diploma program, you can enroll today.  We would "4" sure love to have you as our student!

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Big Announcement Coming Later This Month

Today's blog is short but very important.  We were very excited about releasing five new online courses within the past month, but in reality, that was just the tip of the iceberg.  You'll want to check this blog, our Online Learning page, our Facebook page and our Twitter page often so that you'll be among the first to know what we have planned for you next!

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Gamelin Siblings Compete in U.S. Figure Skating Championships

Ice dancing was a popular sport at the recent Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.  An American team, Meryl Davis and Charlie White, won the United States's first gold medal in this sport, and two of their competitors at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Boston were American School graduates.  Alexander Gamelin and his sister Danielle both graduated from the American School in 2013 and have been competing in ice dancing for several years.  We're proud of their academic and athletic achievements and will feature them in an upcoming All American newsletter.  In the meantime, enjoy this video which shows their free dance at this year's U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

American School to Attend Teach Them Diligently Convention in Spartanburg

The American School is pleased to be an exhibitor at the Teach Them Diligently Convention to be held April 3-5 at the Spartanburg Expo Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  Those attending the convention are invited to visit the American School in booth 213 on Thursday, April 3, from 6-9 p.m.; on Friday, April 4, from 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; and on Saturday, April 5, from 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. to learn more about the American School and the educational services we provide to students.  This event is the first of several events we'll be attending this month, and we look forward to meeting students, parents and school officials at each of them.  Check back here soon to read where we're headed next!