American School to Attend FWAHS Expo

American School is pleased to exhibit at the Fort Wayne Area Home Schools' Home Education Resource Expo on Saturday, May 14.  We'll be in booth 57 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and we'll have plenty of information about our accredited high school diploma program and new online middle school program available to everyone who stops by.  We'll also tell you how you or your child can take paper-based or online high school courses or middle school courses on an individual basis to enrich an existing homeschool curriculum.  As usual, we'll have a variety of fun promotional items to give away as well.  Stop by and see us and let us become your distance education high school or middle school!   

Update on Parchment

Since American School started using Parchment, we have sent 220 transcripts, including 72 in the last month alone.  We are pleased to offer this service but wish to inform you of some pricing changes involving Parchment.  There are now six different price points which are based on whether a person is a current student or alumnus, asking for an eTrans or paper transcript, or adding on Express Mail for paper transcripts.  Please refer to the Parchment web site for the pricing information that best suits your situation.  You should also refer to the Parchment web site and its customer support section if you are having difficulty with any Parchment service.  Our staff is trained to assist you with registering your account and ordering transcripts, but Parchment's staff can provide detailed help for a wider variety of issues.  Thank you for your cooperation and for allowing us to serve you.

American School to Present at USDLA National Conference

American School is attending the USDLA National Conference this week in St. Louis, and this afternoon Eve Tselepatiotis of our Curriculum Department will give a presentation titled Mobile Learning: Successful Strategies for Expanding and Enhancing Learning Opportunities.  The official description of the presentation reads "Mobile learning has changed 21st Century education.  Educational institutions and educators must meet challenges with strategies to enhance and expand learning opportunities for students. How can mobile learning improve success within your school? Learn to navigate this new educational landscape with successful strategies to evaluate and choose effective mobile options" and the presentation will take place from 3:15-4:15 p.m. in Gateway 2 at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark.  We are happy to offer online high school courses and online middle school courses, but students in our high school correspondence courses can use their mobile devices to access our Online Student Center, where they can check their grades and receive assistance in their courses.  We are happy to be associated with the USDLA and hope our presentation benefits its members.

Today’s Anniversary: The Transcontinental Railroad

It's May 10, and when the golden spike was nailed into the ground at Promontory Summit in Utah on this date in 1869, the Transcontinental Railroad was completed.  As its name implies, the Transcontinental Railroad connected the eastern and western portions of the United States and greatly improved transportation across the country.  In some ways, earning your online or correspondence high school diploma with American School is like the Transcontinental Railroad.  It can help you move from your current situation to the life you've always wanted as quickly and conveniently as possible.  If you want to earn a correspondence or online high school diploma for adults, you can do that since there is no age restriction for our students.  We are proud to serve anyone who wishes to take accredited high school courses for enrichment, credit recovery or toward a diploma.  Let us help you get your education on track.  Enroll today!

American School Updates Speech Course

American School has released an updated version of Speech: How to Talk More Effectively.  This course is a required subject in our General High School Diploma Program and may be taken as an elective by students in our College Preparatory Program.  If you're interested in a correspondence or online high school diploma for adults or if you're still a teenager looking to earn an online or correspondence high school diploma, public speaking is a skill you need to succeed in life.  We revise our accredited high school courses regularly so that our students can take the best courses we can offer.  Enroll today and reap the rewards of our top-notch paper-based and online high school courses.

Happy Mother’s Day from American School

American School sends Mother's Day best wishes to mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters and daughters who are instrumental in helping a loved one earn a high school diploma at home.  Our students are grateful for your involvement in their lives, and we are grateful to have you supporting our students.


Today’s Special Occasion: Cinco de Mayo

Today is May 5, also known as Cinco de Mayo, and so it's the perfect occasion to talk about our Spanish courses.  Currently we only offer Spanish online, and we do so through our partnership with Rosetta Stone, which allows us to offer our students ten online world language courses.  We have Spanish 1, Spanish 2 and the first semester of Spanish 3 available if you wish to add them to your curriculum of online high school courses.  You can add them as part of your accredited high school diploma program or take them on an individual basis for enrichment or as part of our independent study high school program if you need to recover credit and earn your diploma from another school.  We also offer Spanish courses as part of our new middle school program, and we continue to accept enrollments for 6th, 7th and 8th graders.  Make this Cinco de Mayo one to remember and enroll today!


American School to Attend THSC Convention

We continue our busy convention schedule this week by exhibiting at the THSC Convention in Arlington, Texas.  This is one of the biggest homeschool conventions in the country, and we are happy to be there to promote our accredited high school courses and accredited middle school courses.  Children and parents who are interested having us as their distance education school can visit booth 521 at the Arlington Convention Center on Thursday, May 5, from 5-7 p.m.; Friday, May 6, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.  As usual, we'll have plenty of information packets, enrollment applications and freebies for anyone who stops by, and we're also participating in the convention's punch card giveaway, so stop by our booth for the chance to win fabulous prizes!  We're right near Globe Life Ballpark, AT&T Stadium and Six Flags Over Texas, so come out to the convention and make a day of it!  

Today’s Special Occasion: National Teacher Day

It's May 3, and we're celebrating National Teacher Day.  Our instructors grade exams in our high school correspondence courses, online high school courses and online middle school courses, but they do more than just put a numeric grade on a piece of paper or on an online exam.  Our instructors call students by name and offer constructive feedback on every exam they grade.  This way, students who want to earn a high school diploma at home feel like they are connected to a real teacher who is invested in their success.  We are grateful to our instructors and thank them for all the hard work they do for the benefit of our students all around the world.   

Sue Berry Retires

Last Friday Social Studies instructor Sue Berry retired after nearly 17 years of service to American School and its students.  Sue took great pride in helping American School students earn a high school diploma at home and had a big role in making American School the distance education school it is today.  Those of us who worked with Sue will miss her cheerful disposition and can-do attitude along with her extensive knowledge of tennis, fitting for someone who worked at a school where Andre Agassi, Mary Pierce and other tennis champions took high school correspondence courses.  We thank Sue and wish her the best in her retirement.  Look for pictures of Sue's retirement celebration in the May-June All American newsletter.