Today’s Birthday: Linus Pauling

It's February 28, and chemist Linus Pauling was born on this date in 1901.  Before his death in 1994, he earned two different Nobel Prizes, one for chemistry in 1954 and one for peace in 1962, and is one of the most important scientists in history.  We know that science can be difficult for students, so we offer science courses in both online and paper-based formats.  Some students like taking high school correspondence courses, while others prefer to take online high school courses and online middle school courses.  We believe students should be able to learn in the way that is most comfortable for them.  The end results are that students do better and have a more enjoyable time learning.  Check out our course descriptions page to learn more about our course offerings.  Then visit our enrollment page to enroll and become our student!

Ryan Hartman Heads to Nashville

Yesterday former American School student Ryan Hartman was traded from the Chicago Blackhawks to the Nashville Predators.  While we enjoyed watching Ryan play for our hometown team, we know he'll be successful in Music City for the rest of this season.  If your goal is to earn a high school diploma at home, American School can help you do that.  We have a wide variety of high school correspondence courses and online high school courses in our curriculum.  As a non-profit institution, we are able to keep tuition cost to an absolute minimum, and monthly payment plans are available to students in our paper-based or online high school diploma program.  If you're ready to break the ice and enroll, we encourage you to do so today! 

Today’s Anniversary: The Grand Canyon

It's February 26, and 99 years ago today, Woodrow Wilson signed an act of Congress that created the Grand Canyon National Park.  Today it is one of the most famous national parks in the United States and visited by millions of people each year.  Perhaps you feel like there is a canyon between where you are right now and where you want to be in the future.  Earning a correspondence high school diploma or online high school diploma from American School can be a bridge from one side of the canyon to the other.  We have been one of the leading distance education high schools for longer than the Grand Canyon has been an official national park and would be happy to have you as our student.  Enroll today and you should be able to start your courses by this time next week!

We Want Your New Course Ideas

As a leader in distance education since 1897, American School is proud to offer a wide variety of high school correspondence courses, online high school courses and online middle school courses.  Soon we'll add middle school correspondence courses to our curriculum, but we don't want to stop there.  We want to hear from you and get your opinion on what specific courses or subjects we should add next.  Simply email us your ideas.  We'll read every single email sent to us and we'll do our best to create as many of your course suggestions as possible.  Thank you for helping us make American School even better!

Today’s Birthday: George Washington

It's February 22, and George Washington was born on this date in 1732.  He's known as the father of our country, so today's a good day to say a few words about the father of the American School.  R.T. Miller and his friends from Harvard founded the American School in Boston in 1897 because they wanted to give people who couldn't attend a tradtional school a way to receive the education and training they need to succeed in life.  At the time, R.T. Miller probably had no idea that he and his school would move to Chicago a few years later and he'd continue at the helm until 1945.  He definitely had no idea that one day we'd offer an accredited middle school program with online middle school courses, but his vision more than 120 years ago set the stage for the school we are today.  R.T. Miller's school has helped more than three million students earn their high school diplomas and has become one of the best distance education high schools in the world.  Today we stand ready to serve you as well.  Enroll today!

Reminder About Credits from Previous Schools

Many times people want to enroll in our online high school diploma program or correspondence high school diploma program after they have earned credits at another school.  In these cases, as stated on our FAQ page, we ask that you send us an official transcript from your previous school.  We'll evaluate it and let you know what credits will transfer to us and count toward your diploma.  We'll also let you know what credits you'll have to do with us and how much it will cost for you to earn a high school diploma at home with us.  Please note that until you have enrolled and become our student, we cannot request a transcript for you.  You must request and send us a transcript yourself if you have not formally enrolled with us.  We appreciate your cooperation and are happy to have you as our student!

Today’s Anniversary: The Post Office

It's February 20, and on this date in 1792, George Washington signed the Postal Service Act which established the United States Post Office Department.  As a leading distance education high school for more than a century, we are thankful for the Post Office.  Students in our high school correspondence courses rely on it to send us their exams, and we rely on it to return students' exams.  Over the years we've added online enrollment applications and online high school courses and online middle school courses, but the traditional mail continues to be a main part of what we do here.  We're continuing to create paper-based courses for our accredited middle school program and accredited high school program, and we have no plans to change.  We want to make sure that we have the courses you need whether you prefer to do them online or on paper, and we'd love to have you as our student.  Enroll today!

American School Closed Monday, February 19

American School will be closed Monday, February 19, in observance of Presidents' Day.  We're happy to be one of the leading distance education high schools and are grateful to have so many students working toward an online high school diploma or correspondence high school diploma.  We look forward to serving you when our offices reopen on Tuesday, February 20. 

2018 Convention #1: WSCA

We're headed to the first convention of 2018 next week when we exhibit at the WSCA Conference in Madison, Wisconsin.  This event for Wisconsin school counselors gives us the opportunity to showcase our high school independent study program that students may use for credit recovery.  Students can choose from accredited online high school courses or accredited high school correspondence courses and ultimately graduate on time with their classes.  Counselors may visit us at table 37 at the Monona Terrace on February 20 from 4-6 p.m., February 21 from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and February 22 from 7:30 a.m.-11 a.m.  We've always enjoyed visiting the Badger State and know this year will be no different.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Today’s Special Occasion: Valentine’s Day

It's February 14, and today is Valentine's Day.  It's the perfect occasion to tell you some of the things our students love about us.  Many of them like that we offer online high school courses and high school correspondence courses.  Others like that we have a general high school diploma program and a college preparatory program for students in grades 9-12.  Still others like that we have an accredited middle school program.  What people seem to love most, though, is that we offer students the ability to work at their own pace.  Students can work slowly in one subject if they need more time or move faster in a subject they master quickly.  It's entirely up to them.  Along the way, they'll have the support of our entire staff, including instructors who are highly qualified in their fields.  We're confident you'll love our school as much as we'll love having you as our student.  Show us some love and enroll today!