Exciting Things Ahead in August

Today is the last day of July, and while we're sad to see summer slipping away, we're excited about all the good things happening around here in August.  We're adding more online high school courses and developing more high school correspondence courses.  We'll continue to offer online middle school courses while developing paper-based middle school courses.  We hope to have a new All American newsletter posted within the first half of August, and in it we'll profile eighteen graduates who decided to earn a high school diploma at home and received American School scholarships to continue their educations at the college level.  Stay tuned to this blog and our Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest updates.

Testimonial Thursday

Today we're happy to present another testimonial from a student who has chosen us to be her distance education high school.  Bianca from Oregon writes, "I thought the textbooks were easy to understand.  I also liked how the exams were written in a way that you could easily understand the questions.  I very much enjoy going to American School, and I’m glad I decided to join."  We're glad Bianca decided to become our student and thank her for those words.  All of our students, whether they're in our accredited correspondence high school diploma program, accredited online high school diploma program or accredited middle school program, receive the high-quality study materials and well-written exams Bianca refers to in her comments.  If you're ready to receive those benefits and more, we encourage you to enroll today.  We'd be happy to have you or a family member or friend as our student. 


American School to Attend Southeast Homeschool Expo

American School concludes our summer convention schedule with the Southeast Homeschool Expo this weekend in Atlanta.  We'll be in booth 901 at the Cobb Galleria on July 29 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and July 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The Southeast Homeschool Expo is a must-attend event for us each year.  As its name implies, it draws students and parents from the entire southeast, including Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee and beyond.  We're happy to introduce these people to our online high school courses and online middle school courses while also introducing them to our high school correspondence courses.  Many people see a great value in paper-based courses and a correspondence high school diploma, and so we have no plans to discontinue offering them.  We hope to have paper-based middle school courses in the near future too.  As always, we'll have some of our freebies on hand, and we're also participating in a scavanger hunt that could result in prizes for attendees.  Come join us!


Reminder About Our FAQ Page

Today's blog is a reminder that we have an FAQ page on our web site.  Like any other business, we find that some questions get asked more frequently than others.  That's why we put those questions and our answers on the Frequently Asked Questions page.  Topics include accreditation, requesting a duplicate transcript or diploma, credit from homeschool or an accredited public or private school, information about our student handbook and grading scale, and much more.  We are happy to answer any questions you have about your accredited high school program or accredited middle school program, but check our FAQ page first.  Your answer could very well be on that page!   

American School Blog Gets New Look

Visitors to our blog's main page may notice the blog looks different today.  That's because it got an update over the weekend and now contains more posts than before.  You can go back and read all about the launch of our accredited middle school program with online middle school courses, learn about our correspondence high school diploma and high school diploma online for adults and children and more.  Thank you for reading the blog, and we look forward to adding to the blog's home page every day we are in the office.

American School Operating Under Full Power

Loyal blog readers know that the past month has been difficult for us with various power outages.  We had one yesterday that limited us for a couple hours, but power was restored by mid-afternoon.  We're grateful to the crews who restored our power and to students and parents for their patience while we were off the grid.  We enjoy offering you online middle school courses that you may take as part of an accredited middle school program, as well as accredited high school courses that you may take individually or as part of an accredited high school program resulting in a diploma. Don't be left in the dark without an education.  Enroll today!

Doris Lowery Retires After 25 Years of Service

Today our blog honors Doris Lowery on the occasion of her retirement.  Doris has been a valuable member of the Student Service Department for more than 25 years.  In that time she has answered countless questions about our accredited high school program and has given students and parents the kind of caring student service they deserve from the best distance education high school.  Although we will miss seeing her in the office each day, we wish Doris good health and happiness in her well-deserved retirement.


American School to Attend THSC Convention in The Woodlands

American School is back on the road this week, and this time we're heading to the Lone Star State.  We'll be at the Texas Homeschool Coalition Convention in The Woodlands from July 21-23.  Visit us in booth 116 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott on July 21 from 5-7 p.m.; July 22 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; and July 23 from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  We'll have information about our new accredited middle school program as well as our general high school and college preparatory program which students can use to get a paper-based or online high school diploma.  We'll also bring along some of our famous freebies for guests to take home.  We hope to see you there!

Calls to Prospective Students and Parents Resume Today

After a few days' break, today we're back to making calls to prospective students and parents if they request them.  Prospective students and parents request these calls by checking the appropriate box on our How to Enroll and Request More Information pages.  Both pages clearly state that these forms are to be used by future students only.  If you are a past or present student, do not use these forms to contact us.  You may email us directly instead about your online high school diploma program or high school correspondence courses.  We are happy to speak with prospective students and parents who are interested in learning more about our online high school courses, paper-based high school courses and online middle school courses, and we appreciate everyone's interest in American School!

New Rosetta Stone Courses Available

American School is pleased to add twelve additional Rosetta Stone courses to its curriculum.  Students can now take Filipino (Tagalog), Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Korean, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Russian, Swedish, Turkish and Vietnamese as they work to earn a high school diploma at home.  These accredited online high school courses are perfect for those who are in our high school diploma program or who just need one credit from us through our independent study high school program en route to a diploma from another school.  Shortly we will have these courses listed on our enrollment applications, but if you just can't wait to enroll, you may contact our Admissions Department and they will help you get started right away.