Today’s Special Occasion: Flag Day

It's June 14, and today is recognized as Flag Day across the United States.  Here at American School we're proud to fly the American flag outside our building and have the word "American" as part of our name.  We welcome students of all ages, ethnicities, faiths and locations who wish to make us their distance education high school or distance education middle school.  You're not too old or too young to earn a high school diploma at home, nor are you too far away from our offices right outside Chicago.  Make this a Flag Day to remember and enroll with us today! 

 

American School Welcomes Board of Trustees

American School is pleased to welcome our Board of Trustees to our office today.  They'll be participating in meetings most of the day and setting short-term and long-term goals that will help make us an even better school.  We're already on track to becoming a better school since we now offer online middle school courses that may be taken individually or as part of a full-year accredited middle school program.  Those courses for grades 6-8 complement our accredited online high school courses and high school correspondence courses that again may be taken individually for credit recovery or enrichment or as part of an accredited high school program for grades 9-12.  We thank the Board of Trustees for the good work they do not only in leading us today but also in shaping our future.

American School to Attend WHO Convention

American School will attend the WHO Convention from June 17-18 in Puyallup, Washington.  Guests are invited to visit booth 114 at the Washington State Fairgrounds from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on June 17 and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on June 18.  We'll have plenty of information on our accredited high school courses that you may use to help earn a high school diploma at home.  We'll also have information about our online middle school courses that you can take individually or as part of our accredited middle school program for grades 6 through 8.  Just for fun, we'll bring along some of our promotional items too!  We hope to see you there!

American School to Attend California Homeschool Convention

American School will attend the California Homeschool Convention from June 16-18 in Ontario, California.  Guests are invited to visit booth 504 at the Ontario Convention Center from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. on June 16, from 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. on June 17, and from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on June 18.  As usual, we'll have plenty of information on our accredited high school courses that you may use to help earn a high school diploma at home.  We'll also have information about our online middle school courses that you can take individually or as part of our accredited middle school program for grades 6 through 8.  Just for fun, we'll bring along some of our promotional items too!  We hope to see you there!

Today’s Birthday: Frank Lloyd Wright

It's June 8, and architect Frank Lloyd Wright was born on this date in 1867.  Many of the homes and buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright are located in and around Chicago.  In fact, one of his most famous homes is located just down the road from our former headquarters in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago.  When you enroll and become an American School student, you'll become the architect of your own education.  Whether you enroll in our new middle school program or in our accredited high school program, you'll have room to take electives of your choice.  There's room for one elective in each year of middle school, and over the course of four years in our general high school program or college preparatory program, you'll take at least three electives and up to five electives as part of your program depending on the program you choose.  After that, you can take additional electives at the regular individual subject price.  You can use those elective slots to take classes that are of particular interest to you or ones that may help you on your career path.  We offer the best online high school courses, paper-based high school courses and online middle school courses around, but we're not satisfied.  In fact, we're doing some building of our own this summer.  By July 1, we'll have even more accredited online high school courses for you, and we hope to add additional paper-based high school and middle school courses soon as well.  

May-June All American Newsletter Available

The May-June All American newsletter is available here and on the American School Community page of our web site.  In this issue you'll read about the new or revised high school correspondence courses we've released in recent months.  You'll also learn more about Parchment, our new online transcript service, and follow us on our busy spring and summer convention schedule.  Finally, you'll see photos of dedicated employees celebrating milestone anniversaries and learn a bit about what's coming up this summer in the All American and at American School itself.  As always, for the latest news about your favorite distance education high school and middle school, check this blog and our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Today’s Anniversary: D-Day

It's June 6, the 72nd anniversary of D-Day, a turning point in World War 2.  While few things can top the heroic acts of the Allied forces on that day, you can have your own personal D-Day of sorts after you enroll and become our student.  The term "D-Day" has become synonymous with making an important decision that will have lasting impact.  Deciding to earn a high school diploma at home can be one of those occasions.  We invite you to be part of our high school diploma program or our new online middle school program.  You can even take individual online or paper-based courses to recover credits or enhance an existing homeschool program.  Whatever you choose, we are happy to be of service to you after you make us your distance education high school or middle school.

Today’s Special Occasion: National Donut Day

It's June 3, and today is National Donut Day.  Whether you prefer a boston cream donut, a french cruller or something else, we can all agree donuts are very good.  Donuts usually have a hole in the middle, but taking paper-based or online high school courses with American School will not burn a hole in your pocket.  That's because we keep costs to an absolute minimum.  Students in our general high school or college preparatory program or our full program for middle school can make a down payment followed by monthly payments until the account is paid off.  All study materials, grading and access to our online student center are included in the cost of tuition.  There are no hidden fees, which means you can save that extra money for any purchase of your choice, including your favorite donut! 

Testimonial Thursday

It's Thursday, so let's feature another testimonial from one of our students.  Savanna from Arkansas writes, "After I got used to working independently, the courses I was taking made me feel like I was catching up more than I ever could have in public high school.  So far I have been satisfied with every course I have taken."  We thank Savanna for those words.  Whether you're going to earn a high school diploma at home or taking one course during the summer as part of our independent study high school, American School is the accredited high school program for you.  We also offer accredited online middle school courses and programs for students in grades 6-8.  We're proud to be among the best distance education high schools and distance education middle schools and to be of service to Savanna and thousands of other students across the country and around the world.  If you'd like to be next, we invite you to enroll today. 

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Today’s Anniversaries: Kentucky and Tennessee

It's June 1, and we're celebrating two statehood anniversaries today.  Kentucky became a state on this day in 1792, and Tennessee became a state on this day in 1796.  We are proud to have students in Kentucky and Tennessee and in all 50 states and more than 65 countries around the world.  Students enroll with us because of our outstanding high school diploma program.  It consists of 18 units of credit whether you want the general high school program or college preparatory program.   Both programs have room for electives, so you can personalize your program with online high school courses or high school correspondence courses in fields that matter to you.  We also offer individual courses in high school and middle school and full-year middle school programs if you wish to make us your distance education high school or middle school.  Whether you live in Kentucky or Tennessee or in one of the 48 other states or in a country halfway around the world, enroll today.  We would be happy to have you as our student.