Today’s Special Occasion: Halloween

It's October 31, and today is Halloween.  Halloween can be a scary and spooky holiday for some people, but taking online middle school courses, online high school courses and high school correspondence courses with American School is exactly the opposite.  We specialize in outstanding curriculum and caring student service from the moment you enroll until the moment you complete your studies with us.  If you're afraid about homeschooling, don't worry.  We can help you earn a high school diploma at home with the combination of your hard work and the assistance of our qualified instructors.  Enroll today.  We promise you no TRICK questions on your exams but rather that your whole experience with us will be a TREAT.


Caroline Wozniacki Wins Biggest Title of Career

American School student Caroline Wozniacki captured the biggest title of her career with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Venus Williams in the championship match of the season-ending WTA Finals Singapore.  We are hopeful this win will serve as a springboard for success in 2018 and beyond, and you can count on this blog to keep you updated about Caroline's performance in the coming year.  In the meantime, there are several reasons for you to join Caroline as one of our students.  We offer an online high school diploma, a correspondence high school diploma, an accredited middle school program, and individual courses through independent study programs.  Enroll today!  We'd be happy to serve you!  

American School Debuts New Online Business Math Course

American School is proud to release a new online Business Math course.  It's a great addition to our list of online high school courses, and completing it can give you one unit of credit toward finishing your accredited high school program and earning and online high school diploma.  We plan to offer additional courses and an expanded accredited middle school program in the coming months.  Keep checking this blog often starting Monday when it returns with a new post. 


Kind Words from a Recent Graduate

Recently we received the following email from a student who recently completed our college preparatory program and earned a correspondence high school diploma.  "Hello, I noticed my exams are all graded since yesterday and finally completed AS.  Aside from this probably being the last email I send and just wanted to thank AS school all together, instructors/student dept staff/President office, etc for all those wonderful years and support-and what I learned (which I wouldn't had been able to with the traditional HS). I'm very proud of having AS as the HS I graduated for the rest of my life."  We are very grateful for those words and proud to count this student among our many graduates who chose to earn a high school diploma at home.  The same can happen to you if you choose to enroll today.

American School Holds 120th Annual Meeting

Today American School is holding its 120th Annual Meeting.  It's a time to look back on the changes, challenges and accomplishments of the past year and look ahead to the future of American School.  We have big plans for the coming year.  Many of you know we offer high school correspondence courses, online high school courses and online middle school courses, but in the coming year we will launch middle school correspondence courses and hope to expand our AP course offerings.  We also expect to debut a new web site soon, but this blog isn't going away.  Check back tomorrow for our latest post!

American School Welcomes Board of Trustees

Today American School is happy to welcome our Board of Trustees to our offices for its annual fall meeting.  Our Trustees have many decades of experience in education, both with a distance education high school and middle school such as American School and also with traditional schools across the country.  Their expertise helps us to improve our accredited high school program and accredited middle school program and provide our students with outstanding curriculum at an affordable cost.  We are grateful to our Board of Trustees and are confident our students and graduates share our gratitude. 

American School Again Receives BBB Accreditation

American School has been accredited by the Better Business Bureau since 1934, and we are proud to receive accreditation again this year.  We strive to offer outstanding high school correspondence courses, online high school courses and online middle school courses and provide outstanding service to our students.  Our BBB certificate states that we uphold the BBB standards for trust, which are to build trust, advertise honestly, tell the truth, be transparent, honor promises, be responsive, safeguard privacy and embody integrity.  We strive to do those things every day and are honored to receive this recognition.

Today’s Special Occasion: Uranus in Opposition

It's October 19, and tonight the planet Uranus will be in opposition.  That means Earth in its orbit is exactly in between Uranus in its orbit and the main start of our solar system, the Sun.  In practical terms, Uranus in opposition means that you could see Uranus in the sky with the naked eye.  It'll look blue or green and be in the southeast sky.  Using binoculars or a telescope to view Uranus would enhance your experience, and taking our online Astronomy course would enhance your education.  We offer a wide variety of online high school courses, high school correspondence courses and online middle school courses.  Take them as part of a general high school or college preparatory program and earn a high school diploma at home, or take them individually for enrichment or credit recovery.  We look forward to helping you become a star after you enroll with us! 

Today’s Special Occasion: Alaska Day

It's October 18, and 150 years ago today the United States formally took possession of Alaska after purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million.  Many times in this blog we mention that we have students in all 50 states and more than 65 countries around the world.  Many of those students come from Alaska.  Some take our independent study high school courses, but many choose to earn a high school diploma at home by taking our online high school courses or correspondence high school courses.  They do so in part because the closest traditional high school might be an hour or two away from their homes.  Wherever you live, we'd be happy to have you as our student.  Enroll today!

Today’s Anniversary: The Optical Phonograph

It's October 17, and on this date in 1888, Thomas Edison filed a patent for the optical phongraph.  We know it better as a movie projector.  Movies and videos have come a long way in 129 years, and now many of our online high school courses and online middle school courses have video components to them.  Even our high school correspondence courses might contain links to optional videos that can help enhance your learning experience.  We like giving our students a variety of ways to learn.  It's one of the reasons we've been a leading distance education high school since shortly after Edison filed his patent.  See for yourself by enrolling with us today!