American School Celebrates 123rd Anniversary

It’s December 17, and today American School is celebrating its 123rd anniversary.  Our charter is dated December 17, 1897 and comes from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts because R.T. Miller and his friends founded American School near Boston.  We were based in Massachusetts for a few years before moving to Chicago in the early 1900s.  The Chicago area has been our home ever since.  R.T. Miller established American School because many people worked during the day and still needed an education.  Doing correspondence courses was a way for them to do that.  R.T. Miller was a visionary but even he could not have imagined that one day high school correspondence courses would be offered along with online high school courses, online middle school courses and middle school correspondence courses, but that is how we have evolved over the years.  American School continues to evolve to best serve our students, and we are grateful for the three million students and graduates who have made us their distance education high school or middle school.  Be a part of our great history by enrolling today!