American School Ready for ASCD Convention in Atlanta

If you've been reading our blogs this week, you know that we're going to three conventions in the coming days.  The last one is the ASCD Convention in Atlanta from April 2-4.  Curriculum directors and others from across the country can stop by booth 1238 at the Georgia World Congress Center on April 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; April 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and on April 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and meet with American School representatives.  We'll have information about our high school correspondence courses and online high school courses as well as some of our famous freebies.  Our blog will return on Monday, but we hope you can visit us in San Diego, Cincinnati and Atlanta this week!

American School Set for Midwest Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati

American School's second convention of the week is one that has been on our schedule for years.  Even though we first attended the Midwest Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati in 2010, each year we attend the event with renewed enthusiasm, particularly this year since we have a middle school program to go along with our high school diploma program.  We'll be in booth 1118 at the Duke Energy Convention Center on March 31 from 6-9 p.m.; April 1 from 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; and April 2 from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.  In addition to our famous freebies, we'll have plenty of information about our accredited online high school courses and high school correspondence courses that people may take individually for enrichment or collectively to earn our diploma.  We look forward to seeing you there! 

American School to Attend NCEA Convention

American School is excited to exhibit at the National Catholic Educational Association Convention this week in San Diego.  This marks the fourth consecutive year we've attended the NCEA show, and we're always happy to share information about our accredited high school courses with those who attend.  We're sure that this year's attendees will be excited about our new accredited middle school courses too.  Everyone is welcome to visit us in booth 533 from 12-5:45 p.m. on March 29, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on March 30, and from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on March 31.  The NCEA Convention is not the only convention we're attending this week.  In fact, we're going to two more conventions this week, so be sure to check back tomorrow and Wednesday to see where we are headed.

American School Closed March 25

American School will be closed Friday, March 25.  We look forward to serving you when we reopen with regular business hours on Monday, March 28, but if you want to contact us or enroll over the weekend, you can do that.  We'll reply to your email and process your enrollment application early next week.  Thank you for your interest in our accredited high school courses and accredited middle school courses.  We look forward to being your distance education school!

Today’s Anniversary: The Elevator

It's March 23, and on this date in 1857, the first passenger elevator was installed in New York City.  If you're on the ground floor when it comes to your high school education, or if you're somewhere in the middle and want to go all the way to the top, American School can help you earn a high school diploma at home.  We offer accredited online high school courses and high school correspondence courses that people may take as part of our accredited high school program.  We offer a General High School Program for people who plan to join the workforce or attend a community college after graduation, and we offer a College Preparatory Program for people who plan to attend a four-year college after graduation.  Students may come into our program without previous high school credit and take all 18 units with us, or they may send us an official transcript from their previous school(s) and have credits transfer to us.  The latter option is popular among older students.  To earn a high school diploma adults may need to take as little as 4 1/2 units of credit at a cost of just $900, and monthly payment plans are available.  Let us take you where you want to go with your education, all the way to the top floor with your diploma in hand.  Enroll today!   

Today’s Anniversary: Gender Equality in Illinois

It's March 22, and on this date in 1872, our home state of Illinois became the first state to require gender equality in employment.  Today is a good time to remind you that we accept students of all ages, all genders, all ethnic backgrounds and all faiths who want to earn a high school diploma at home or who want to take accredited high school courses for enrichment or credit recovery.  There are no restrictions.  Rather, we are a distance education school for everyone.  We look forward to counting you or a family member or friend among that number.  Enroll today!     

Reminder About Requesting Transcripts

We start a new week of blogs by reminding you of a new way you can order your transcripts.  Paper or electronic transcripts are now available through Parchment at a cost of $5 to $7.55 for electronic transcripts and $9.25 for a paper transcript.  More information on Parchment may be found in the Online Student Center and on our web site’s FAQ page.  Both places have the button below which you may click to begin the Parchment ordering process.  If you prefer to order transcripts the old-fashioned way, you still can do that.  Thank you for choosing us as your distance education high school.  We are happy to count you among the millions of students who have decided to earn a high school diploma at home by taking our accredited high school courses!

Middle School Pilot Program Still Accepting Enrollments

As winter officially becomes spring this weekend, today's blog is a reminder of something that is blooming here at American School.  Our middle school pilot program is still accepting enrollments, and we encourage students in 6th-8th grades to enroll in full-year programs or in individual courses.  All of the work is done online, and as with our accredited high school courses, students work entirely at their own pace.  We think these middle school courses will help us become an even better distance education school, and we invite you to try them out.  Send us an email to request more information or to begin the enrollment process.   

Today’s Special Occasion: St. Patrick’s Day

Today is St. Patrick's Day, and many American School employees are wearing green to celebrate.  With green as the color of the day, today is a great time to talk about another kind of green–money.  As a non-profit distance education high school, American School is able to keep cost to an absolute minimum.  You can earn a high school diploma at home for as little as $100 a month.  A full 18-unit correspondence high school diploma costs $2250, and a full 18-unit online high school diploma costs $3600.  If you have previous credit from an accredited high school, your cost will likely be much lower.  Individual paper-based or online high school courses taken for enrichment or credit recovery typically cost between $150 and $300.  Special pricing is available for students and parents interested in our new middle school courses as well.  If you want to save some green while getting an education from an accredited distance learning school, you don't need the luck of the Irish to do that!  Enroll in American School today!

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American School to Attend Teach Them Diligently Convention in Nashville

American School is on the road this weekend as we head to Nashville for the Teach Them Diligently Convention.  We'll be at the Gaylord Opryland from March 17-19, and as usual we'll have plenty of information about our accredited high school courses which homeschoolers may take as part of an accredited high school program to earn their diplomas or on an individual basis to enrich an existing program.  We'll also bring along some information about our new middle school courses which will make us an even better distance education school.  Come join us!