Today’s Anniversary: Milwaukee

It's January 31, and the city of Milwaukee was incorporated on this date in 1846.  We've attended conventions in Wisconsin's most populous city several times and will be heading to another city in Wisconsin to kick off our 2018 convention campaign in a few weeks.  We enjoy traveling across the country and telling people about our online high school courses, high school correspondence courses and online middle school courses.  Some may enroll and earn an online high school diploma or correspondence high school diploma from us, while others may take individual courses through our independent study high school program.  We enjoy meeting students' needs in a variety of ways, and we look forward to meeting you at a convention in 2018!     

Today’s Birthday: William Hunding

It's January 30, and past American School President William Hunding would've turned 83 years old today.  He served American School for more than 40 years, most recently as a trustee until his death in 2013.  Only eight people have served as American School President, a job currently held by Valerie Riley.  The fact that we've had such a small number of presidents in our 121-year history as a distance education high school and middle school shows that we are a stable school.  We don't change leadership lightly or often.  Each president has brought his or her talents to the job and has helped shape us into the school we are today.  Later this year we'll offer more high school correspondence courses and online high school courses and introduce middle school correspondence courses to complement our online middle school courses.  2018 will be an exciting year for us, and we'd love to have you as a part of it.  Enroll today!  

Caroline Wozniacki Wins Australian Open, Now Ranked #1

American School student Caroline Wozniacki won the Australian Open on Saturday and became the #1 player in the world this morning.  Her 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 win over Simona Halep was her first major title, and all of us congratulate her on these outstanding accomplishments.  Sometimes people ask us if we rank our students and determine who is #1 in a particular class, and the answer to that question is no.  Because we allow students to earn a correspondence high school diploma or graduate from our online high school diploma program year-round, it is impossible for us to rank students.  We allow students to work at their own pace and provide them with the resources and support to do their very best.  We want all of our students to become champions in whatever field they decide to pursue, and our high school correspondence courses, online high school courses and online middle school courses can help them–and you–do just that.  Enroll today!  


American School’s Australian Open Championship Tradition

We've been following Caroline Wozniacki's run to the Australian Open final for the better part of two weeks, but if she wins the championship tomorrow, she won't be the first American School student to overcome all foes and win a Grand Slam event Down Under.  Andre Agassi won the men's singles event in 1995, 2000, 2001 and 2003, and Mary Pierce won the women's singles event in 1995 before adding a runner-up finish in 1997.  We're proud of Caroline, Andre and Mary, but we're proud of all of our students.  They're all part of a special kind of championship tradition that stems from our 121 years as a leading distance education high school.  When we started, no one could've imagined that we'd offer an online high school diploma for adults or children, and yet many people have earned our online high school diploma since we started offering that program a few years ago.  Of course, we're proud to offer a correspondence high school diploma program too, and later this year our accredited middle school program will consist of online and paper-based courses.  We'd be honored to include you join our tradition of excellence, and you can get started by enrolling today!  


Caroline Wozniacki Reaches Australian Open Final

American School student Caroline Wozniacki advanced to her first Australian Open final with a 6-3, 7-6 win over Elise Mertens.  The championship match will feature the top two seeds in the tournament since top-seeded Simona Halep won her semifinal match.  Neither Caroline nor Simona has ever won a Grand Slam event, but each has two runner-up finishes in majors.  Whoever wins the championship match scheduled for Saturday night in Australia (very early Saturday morning in the United States) will be the #1 player in the world when the new rankings are released on Monday.  We're proud of Caroline, but we're proud of all of our students who strive to be #1 in whatever field they choose.  More than three million students have taken our high school correspondence courses, online high school courses and online middle school courses, and many of them have gone on to have great success in a variety of fields.  We can do the same for you.  Enroll today and let us help you reach all of your goals, and check back tomorrow as we review American School's long history of champions Down Under.

Fax Machine Update

The fax machine associated with our regular fax number (708-418-2831) was out of order since Friday morning.  The fax machine is fixed, the fax number is working again, and we're ready to accept your faxes and provide you with the caring customer service that you've come to expect.  If you faxed anything to 708-418-2831 between January 19 and January 22, please fax it again.  We'll process your requests as quickly as we can.  We know that this is a busy time of year for people enrolling in our accredited high school courses and accredited middle school courses, so we appreciate your patience and understanding.   We're happy to have you as part of our distance education high school and middle school and look forward to serving you!

Caroline Wozniacki Moves Into Aussie Open Semis

American School student Caroline Wozniacki defeated Carla Suarez Navarro 6-0, 6-7, 6-2 to reach the Australian Open semifinals.  Now just two matches away from winning her first major title, Caroline next plays Thursday afternoon (Wednesday night in the United States) against Elise Mertens.  We'll have a report on that match in Thursday's blog, but in the meantime, we encourage you to join Caroline as one of our students by enrolling today.  We offer an accredited high school program and accredited middle school program.  Take a package of courses and ultimately earn a high school diploma at home, or take individual subjects to enrich an existing homeschool program.  We also have an independent study high school program for credit recovery if you are attending a traditional school.  Either way, we'd be happy to serve you and have you as our student!


Caroline Wozniacki in Australian Open Quarterfinals

American School student Caroline Wozniacki advanced to the quarterfinals of this year's Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Magdalena Rybarikova.  One of only eight players remaining in the draw, Caroline plays Carla Suarez Navarro Tuesday night (early Tuesday morning in the United States), and we'll have an update about that match in tomorrow's blog.  We are pleased to have Caroline among the millions of students who have taken our online high school courses, high school correspondence courses or online middle school courses and invite you to enroll and do the same.


Caroline Wozniacki Advances at Australian Open

Moments ago our student Caroline Wozniacki won her third round match at the Australian Open with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Kiki Bertens.  Next up is a fourth round match on Sunday against Magdalena Rybarikova.  Check out our blog on Monday to find out how she did.  Caroline is in search of her first Grand Slam title, and perhaps you're in search of something major for yourself or a family member or friend.  Earning an accredited correspondence high school diploma or online high school diploma is a huge accomplishment.  Enrolling in an accredited middle school program can give you a great foundation on which to build in grades 9-12.  American School offers the courses you need at a cost you can afford.  Enroll today and you'll likely have your first courses by the time the Australian Open concludes next weekend.

Today’s Birthday: Peter Mark Roget

It's January 18, and Peter Mark Roget was born on this date in 1779.  Roget compiled the first thesaurus, and if you don't have a thesaurus in your possession, we recommend you get one.  A thesaurus can be a great resource to you as you work on English courses in your accredited middle school program or accredited high school program.  Once you start using a thesaurus and finding synonyms for words you use over and over again, your writing will improve, and you'll likely get higher grades in your online middle school courses and online high school courses.  All of us want you to succeed, and we're happy to share tips that will help you do your best and earn a high school diploma at home.