On December 17, 1897, American School received a charter to operate in the state of Massachusetts. Although we moved to Illinois a few years later, we are still guided by that charter and consider December 17 our birthday. Since we're closed tomorrow, we're celebrating a day early. So much has changed in nearly 120 years. Our archives contain copies of courses we used to offer to students. They included studies that would have been useful for the careers of the day, including farming, machinery and more. Today we offer hundreds of online high school courses, high school correspondence courses and online middle school courses, but our commitment to being the best distance education high school and middle school has not changed in more than a century. We have big things planned for our 120th year and invite you to be a part of it. The best birthday present you can give us is to enroll. In return, we'll give you the accredited courses you need at a cost you can afford and provide you with caring student service as you work to earn a high school diploma at home.