American School Closed Monday, February 16

It's Abraham Lincoln's birthday, so today is an appropriate day to announce that we will be closed Monday, February 16, in observance of Presidents' Day.  We will reopen Tuesday, February 17, with our normal business hours.  We wish all of you a happy and safe weekend.

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American School to Attend WSCA Conference

American School is pleased to be an exhibitor at the WSCA Conference to be held February 17-19 at the Monona Terrace in Madison, Wisconsin. School counselors attending the convention are invited to visit us in booth 5 on Tuesday, February 17, from 4-6 p.m.; Wednesday, February 18, from 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; and Thursday, February 19, from 8-11 a.m. to learn how our online and paper-based courses can help their students recover credits and graduate on time.  As usual, we'll have plenty of information packets, enrollment applications and promotional items on hand.  We've attended this convention for several years and always enjoy meeting school counselors from the Badger State.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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American School to Attend Texas Homeschool Convention

American School is pleased to begin its 2015 convention season at the Texas Homeschool Convention.  Those attending the convention are invited to visit American School in booth 806 at the Fort Worth Convention Center on Thursday, February 12, from 6-9 p.m.; Friday, February 13, from 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Saturday, February 14, from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  We'll have information on our accredited diploma programs, online courses, and our new world language courses offered in partnership with Rosetta Stone.  We'll also have a variety of promotional items to give away.  Come and join us in Fort Worth, and come back here tomorrow to learn where we're headed next week!

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American School to Begin 2015 Convention Season

This week we're excited to begin our 2015 convention season.  Each year we enjoy travelling across the country meeting so many of you and telling you all about the accredited high school courses you need at a cost you can afford.  Some conventions we attend each year, while others are brand new to us.  Check back tomorrow to see where we're headed first!

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American School Celebrates National School Counseling Week

Today wraps up National School Counseling Week, so it's a good time to remind you that we have a full-time school counselor on staff who is available to handle questions about the college enrollment process, the American School scholarship program, career planning and much more.  You may contact our school counselor by phone, letter, or by using the email address provided in the Online Student Center. Our school counselor's services extend to past and present students because once you're an American School student, you're always an American School student!

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Testimonial Thursday

Today's testimonial comes from Nicole from Pennsylvania, who writes, "I’ve homeschooled for the last two years.  This year is my first year with American School and I really enjoy it.  It’s the closest to the public school I went to for seven years so it’s what I was used to.  Thank you for the easy instructions and methods that make sense."  We thank Nicole for those thoughts and invite you to join her as our student.  Enroll today and you'll have your first course by next week, if not sooner.

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Today’s Birthday: Rosa Parks

It's February 4, and Rosa Parks was born on this date in 1913.  In 1955, she famously refused to give up her seat on a city bus in segregated Montgomery, Alabama, and in doing so became one of the faces of the Civil Rights Movement.  Today that bus is on display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.  Many times this blog has talked about visiting museums or presidential libraries as a way to make history come alive, and visiting museums with exhibits such as Rosa Parks' bus or other Civil Rights Movement memorabilia is especially appropriate during African-American History month, which began Sunday and goes through the entire month of February.

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Better Business Bureau Announces New Rating Scale

Recently the Better Business Bureau announced a new rating scale, and we are happy to report that even on this new grading scale, American School has its traditional A+ rating.  We are grateful for this rating, which shows that we make every effort to please the students, guarantors and school officials who choose to work with us and to resolve quickly and fairly any complaints they may have with us.

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