Earlier today recipients of Homeschool.com's email blasts got a special letter from us. In case you missed it, a copy of it is below:
American School, www.americanschool.org, has been a leader in high school distance education for more than a century, offering the accredited high school courses you need at a cost you can afford. In 2015, we're taking steps to ensure we remain a leader for years to come.
We know that students learn in different ways. Some prefer an entirely paper-based curriculum, which has been our primary course delivery method since our founding in 1897. Others, however, feel more comfortable learning online. That's why we are proud to offer entirely online versions of our General High School Program and College Preparatory Program. Both diploma programs consist of 18 units of credit with ample room for electives. For more information about all of our online learning offerings, including our online diploma programs and online exams which are available for most of our paper-based courses, visit www.americanschool.org/online-learning.
If you are planning on going to community college or directly into the workforce after graduation, consider enrolling in our General High School Program. Students complete 11-13 required courses and may consider taking Business, Career and Technical Education courses as their electives. More information on the General High School Program, including a list of required courses, can be found at www.americanschool.org/generalhighschool.
If you are planning on attending college after graduation, consider enrolling in our College Preparatory Program. Students complete 12-15 required courses and may consider taking Fine Arts or World Languages courses as their electives. More information on the College Preparatory Program, including a list of required courses, can be found at www.americanschool.org/collegeprep.
In order to give our students a wider variety of online World Languages courses, we partnered with Rosetta Stone and are happy to have ten of their most popular courses in our curriculum, including Arabic, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese, all of which are becoming more valuable in the global marketplace, as well as English as a Second Language. More details on our partnership with Rosetta Stone may be found at www.americanschool.org/rosetta-stone, while a complete list of our online and paper-based courses may be found at www.americanschool.org/courses.
In its 118-year history, American School has educated more than three million students from across the country and around the world. Many of them, such as bestselling author Christopher Paolini and actress Jessica Alba, have gone on to become famous, but all of our students enjoy the benefits of what we call our Four C's — curriculum, caring student service, credibility and cost.
Students work entirely at their own pace, but they are never alone. American School tries to make distance learning as personal as possible. For example, our instructors write personalized, handwritten comments when they grade exams in paper-based courses and offer similar feedback when grading exams online. Our staff is available during normal business hours to answer telephone and e-mail inquiries and responds to all telephone and e-mail messages within one business day. The dedication of our staff is one reason why American School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools-Commissions on Elementary and Secondary School (MSA-CESS), Accreditation International (Ai) and the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA) and recognized by the State of Illinois as a non-public high school. More information on our accreditation may be found at www.americanschool.org/accreditation.
American School's status as a non-profit school allows us to keep costs to an absolute minimum. A full 18-unit paper-based diploma program for students living in the United States costs just $2100 and includes all study materials, grading of exams and access to the Online Student Center, where students can view academic records and download help resources around the clock. Prices for students residing in a foreign country are slightly higher. A full 18-unit online diploma program for students living in the United States or overseas costs just $3600 and includes the same benefits as described above. Flexible monthly payment plans are available for students in any diploma program. In addition, American School offers free evaluations of transcripts from United States high schools and offers pro-rated prices if you need fewer than 18 units of credit to earn your high school diploma. If you desire to take American School courses to enrich an existing homeschool program, you can do that, too. The cost of individual courses usually runs between $150 and $300. More information may be found at www.americanschool.org/cost.
American School is also pleased to offer ACT and SAT prep courses through a partnership with Method Test Prep, a company that has specialized in online preparation for the ACT or SAT for more than a decade. Under this arrangement, Method Test Prep is responsible for all course content and billing, and their customer service team answers any and all questions from American School students and for others who enroll in their courses through the American School's Web site. Please note that Method Test Prep's courses do not count toward an American School student's diploma requirements. For more information on American School's partnership with Method Test Prep, visit www.americanschool.org/actsatprep.
For more information on becoming an American School student, call 866-260-7221 around the clock, or visit www.americanschool.org/enroll if you are ready to enroll today. American School is happy to offer you the accredited high school courses you need at a cost you can afford, and we look forward to having you as our student.