American School Closed Friday, September 15

American School will be closed on Friday, September 15.  We expect to reopen with normal business hours on Monday, September 18.  We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we work to become an even better distance education high school and distance education middle school.  Although our office will be closed on Friday, we encourage our students to continue working on their online middle school courses, online high school courses and high school correspondence courses.  We are grateful to have you as our students and enjoy serving you!

Today’s Anniversary: The Battle of Marathon

It's September 12, the traditional date of the Battle of Marathon which occurred all the way back in 490 B.C.  Maybe you feel like getting a high school diploma is like running a marathon.  Perhaps you think it's difficult, it's long and it requires a lot of hard work.  Sometimes it can feel that way, but it doesn't have to be.  We offer an online high school diploma for adults or children and a correspondence high school diploma for adults or children that allows you to work at your own pace, when and where it's convenient for you.  You won't feel like you have to keep up with other students who are ahead of you or slow down because other students are lagging behind.  You set the pace for your studies.  Rest assured that we'll be alongside every step of the way to offer support.  Enroll now.  The sooner you start, the sooner you'll complete your marathon and earn a high school diploma at home.


American School Offers AP Courses

American School is pleased to offer five online Advanced Placement (AP) courses for the 2017-2018 academic year.  To ensure that students have sufficient time to learn material and prepare for their AP exams next spring, enrollment in these online high school courses is only available from September 11-29, with classes scheduled to start the first week of October.  All classes must be completed by April 27.  If you wish to enroll in our AP courses, either as a new student or as a current student who is adding courses to an existing correspondence high school diploma program or online high school diploma program, please read the link above and then send us an email to begin the enrollment process.  We look forward to serving you and think our AP courses are a great addition to our accredited high school program!    

Major Announcement Coming Monday

Need a reason to look forward to Monday?  We're happy to oblige.  Be sure to check this blog Monday morning for a major announcement for students in our accredited high school program or who are interested in taking accredited online high school courses as part of an independent study high school program.  We're excited to offer new courses and services for you, and we hope you'll be as excited about them as we are!

Reminder About NCAA Eligibility

Today's blog contains information about our relationship with the NCAA.  At this time, our high school correspondence courses or online high school courses may not be used to meet the NCAA core course requirements for initial eligibility for Division I or Division II sports or for NJCAA and NAIA purposes.  This decision was not based on the content of our accredited high school courses but, rather, on issues involving interaction with students in "nontraditional" courses.  You should not apply to take our courses if you plan on playing sports for a school affiliated with the organizations listed above.  If you have further questions about college eligibility, please contact our guidance department.  Thank you.

Regarding Hurricanes

American School sends best wishes to everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey and everyone in the path of Hurricane Irma.  If you are taking our high school correspondence courses, online high school courses or online middle school courses and live in those regions, please know that we are willing to make accommodations for you on a case-by-case basis.  Education is very important, but safety and health, especially in the face of natural disasters, is even more important.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have concerns about how these hurricanes will affect your studies.  We stand ready to support you however we can. 

Caroline Wozniacki’s U.S. Open Run Ends

American School student Caroline Wozniacki couldn't duplicate her 2016 run to the U.S. Open semifinals as she fell 6-2, 6-7, 6-1 to Ekaterina Makarova in the second round of this year's event.  Although her Grand Slam season is over, her 2017 season is not finished.  She has reached the finals in five tournaments this year and has several more chances to win a WTA title before 2018 arrives.  We are proud of Caroline and all of our students who are working to earn a high school diploma at home.  Whether you take high school correspondence courses or online high school courses, we're happy to have you as part of our distance education high school!