Today’s Special Occasion: The Ides of March

It's March 15, also known as the Ides of March.  Today is the traditional date of the death of Julius Caesar, who was told to beware the Ides of March but went to the Roman Senate anyway and met his demise there.  You may think Latin is a dead language, but that's hardly the case.  Latin 1 can be beneficial to you in so many ways.  Not only will you learn about fascinating people like Julius Caesar, but you'll also learn about the many ways Latin has impacted the English language.  By the end of the course, you'll be a better writer, and the course can be beneficial if you plan a career in medicine or law.  Latin 1 is one of the high school correspondence courses that many other schools do not offer, but we do.  We offer a wide variety of courses that would be great fits in your college preparatory program or general high school program, or you can take them individually as part of our independent study high school program.  Make the Ides of March a day to remember and enroll today!


Today’s Special Occasion: Pi Day

It's March 14, sometimes abbreviated 3-14, and that abbreviation is crucial to understanding why we're celebrating Pi Day today.  Pi is a never-ending mathematical ratio which is very close to 3.14, so you can see why we celebrate pi on 3-14.  You can learn all about pi by taking math courses as part of our accredited high school program or as individual courses through our independent study high school.  We know many math courses aren't as easy as pie, so we have a whole team of instructors and support staff waiting to assist you whenever you need help.  They're another reason why so many students have taken our online high school courses or high school correspondence courses over the years, and we're grateful for our students and staff.  Make this a Pi Day to remember and enroll today!

Today’s Anniversary: Uranus

It's March 13, and on this date in 1781, William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus.  It's a perfect day to mention our online Introductory Astronomy course that will teach you more about Uranus and other heavenly bodies.  If you think that course is out of this world, just wait till you see what other accredited high school courses and middle school courses we're adding later this year.  More details will be coming soon.  We'll offer certain types of courses for the first time and are excited to add exciting options to our accredited high school program and accredited middle school program.  The sky is the limit for American School students, so if you're ready to blast off on your high school career, enroll today.

Reminder About Daylight Saving Time

This blog serves as a reminder that Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday.  Most of the country will "spring forward" and turn clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night.  It's a time to remind you how you can "spring forward" academically when you become an American School student.  You'll have your choice of online high school courses, high school correspondence courses and online middle school courses, and later this year we'll offer middle school correspondence courses.  You can take them collectively to complete full years or earn your online high school diploma or correspondence high school diploma, or you can take them individually for credit recovery or enrichment.  Now is the right time to enroll, and we'd be very happy to have you as our student!  

Chicago Tribune Honors Mary E. McKeown

Today we are pleased to share a Chicago Tribune article celebrating the life of Mary E. McKeown.  We are grateful to Joan Giangrasse Kates, who wrote the article, and the entire staff of the Chicago Tribune for their interest in Mary's life and times.  It is our hope that those who read the article will learn more about Mary's great impact on distance education high schools and the equally great impact she had on her family and co-workers.

Today’s Special Occasion: International Women’s Day

Today is International Women's Day, and it's a great opportunity to pay tribute to the countless women who have helped make American School the excellent distance education high school and middle school that it is today.  We wouldn't be where we are without all of them.  Many of them worked in the days when we offered only a correspondence high school diploma, but others have been so instrumental more recently in helping us offer online high school courses and online middle school courses.  Simply put, American School wouldn't exist without the 120 years of contributions from women, and we are grateful to have had so many outstanding female employees over the years.  At the same time, the education we provide can help today's girls and young women become tomorrow's female leaders.  We are grateful to all of our students and are happy to serve you!     

American School To Attend Conference on Alternative Education

American School is pleased to return to the 2017 Conference on Alternative Education.  This year's event will be March 8-10 at the Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria in Dallas, Texas.  We'll be in booth 19 from 1-5 p.m. on March 8; from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on March 9; and 7 a.m.-12 noon on March 10 and invite attendees to stop by and learn about our online high school courses, online middle school courses and high school correspondence courses.  We would be happy to become the educational services provider to alternative schools all across the country and give those students another way to complete middle school or earn a high school diploma at home.  We look forward to meeting many alternative education leaders in Dallas and will be back on the road later in March.  Check back often to see where we're headed next!

American School Announces New Duplicate Diploma Policy

Effective March 1, American School offers duplicate diplomas at a cost of $25 each.  The $25 covers the cost of a duplicate diploma only and does not include a case or tassel.  You may request duplicate diplomas via email, and payment must be received before duplicate diplomas are sent.  We are pleased to offer this service to those who have earned a correspondence high school diploma or an online high school diploma for adults or children.

Today’s Anniversary: Florida

It's March 3, and Florida became a state on this date in 1845.  We always enjoy visiting Florida, and not just for the weather.  Each year we go to a major homeschool convention in Florida, and sometimes other national conventions decide to hold their shows in the Sunshine State.  At each show we promote our online high school diploma program consisting of online high school courses, our accredited middle school program consisting of online middle school courses (and, later this year, traditional paper-based courses) and our correspondence high school diploma program consisting of high school correspondence courses.  We want students' futures to be as bright as the Florida sky, and we're happy to help them reach all of their educational goals!

American School to Attend National Conference on Education

American School is proud to make its first appearance at the National Conference on Education, an event sponsored by AASA, the School Superintendents Association.  Attendees are invited to visit booth 341 at the Ernest N. Morial Memorial Convention Center in New Orleans on March 2 from 8 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and again from 12 noon to 5 p.m., and on March 3 from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.  We'll have information about our online high school diploma program consisting of online high school courses, our correspondence high school diploma program consisting of high school correspondence courses, and our accredited middle school program consisting of online middle school courses.  We look forward to a successful show in the Big Easy and hope you'll join us!