American School and Wimbledon

Wimbledon wrapped up this past weekend, but we don't want to let the world's pre-eminent grass court tennis tournament fade into the background without highlighting some American School students and graduates who succeeded in London.  At the top of the list is Andre Agassi, who won the gentlemen's title in 1992 and was runner-up in 1999.  Andrea Jaeger is the top American School student on the ladies' side, where she was runner-up in 1983.  Other American School students who have played at Wimbledon include Caroline Wozniacki, Anna Tatishvili, Mary Pierce, Anna Kournikova and Kathy Horvath.  One reason tennis players have preferred our high school correspondence courses and online high school courses over the years is that they can study wherever they are.  As a top distance education high school, all of our students can study wherever and whenever they want, whether they're an elite athlete or not.  If you're interested in the same type of curriculum and schedule, enroll now.  We'd be happy to serve you!

American School Opens Late On July 16

Due to a staff development meeting, American School will have different hours of operation on Tuesday, July 16.  Instead of opening at 8 a.m. to serve students in our accredited high school program and accredited middle school program, we anticipate opening by 11 a.m.  The staff development meeting is very important and will help us provide you with better service in the future.  Therefore we ask for your patience and understanding.   Once we reopen, we will continue to have our normal business hours the rest of the day and be back to our regular business hours on Wednesday, July 17.  Thank you for making us your distance education high school or middle school.  We consider it a privilege to educate you!

Today’s Birthday: George Eastman

It's July 12, and George Eastman was born on this date in 1854.  He founded Eastman Kodak, invented roll film and is considered instrumental in making photography accessible to the general public.  Our two photography courses have proven to be popular electives for students in our accredited high school program as well as popular options for students in our independent study high school program who need to recover a credit at their local high schools.  We offer Photography in print and Digital Photography online, which is an example of how we try to offer courses in multiple formats to best suit our students' needs.  Some students like learning on paper, while others enjoy learning online.  It's one of the reasons why we're always listed among the best distance education high schools and middle schools.  Most people smile in photographs, and we hope you'll be smiling after you take our courses.  Get started and enroll today!

Today’s Anniversary: The American School Blog

It's July 11, and we posted our very first American School blog entry on this date in 2006.  Today is a good occasion to look back at some of the things that have happened here since we posted our first blog.  Back then we didn't have online high school courses.  Now we do.  We also didn't have an accredited middle school program consisting of print and online middle school courses.  Now we do.  Back then we didn't have AP courses for students in our accredited high school program.  Now we do.  Back in 2006 we had an extensive curriculum of high school correspondence courses.  We still do.  As you can see, we've added more courses and more programs to better serve our students, and this blog is often the place where we first announce important news.  The way people receive information has changed a lot in the past 13 years, and so the All American newsletter has been retired and replaced by this blog and our social media pages, especially Facebook.  Be sure to bookmark this blog and like us on Facebook to be the first to know what we're doing.  Thank you for reading the American School blog for the past 13 years.  We appreciate it and appreciate your interest in American School! 

Today’s Anniversary: Wyoming

It's July 10, and Wyoming became a state on this date in 1890.  As you know, we serve students in all 50 states, which means we have many students from Wyoming.  That said, we cannot recall ever visiting Wyoming to attend a convention or meet students in person.  It's a goal of ours to get to as many states as possible, and so we do hope to visit Wyoming and perhaps see Yellowstone National Park as soon as we can.   One prominent feature of Yellowstone National Park is Old Faithful, a geyser that's been spouting water on a regular basis for hundreds of years.  The American School might be considered an Old Faithful as well since we've remained true to our distance education roots since 1897.  No matter where you live, you can enjoy our print or online college preparatory program, our print or online general high school program or our accredited middle school program.  We'll be faithful to you and help you earn a high school diploma at home.  Enroll today! 

 

Today’s Special Occasion: The MLB All-Star Game

It's July 9, and today the Major League Baseball All-Star Game will take place at Progressive Field in Cleveland.  We write about the MLB All-Star Game every year because it was the subject of the very first American School blog entry way back in 2006.  The theme of that blog was how the American School can help you become an all-star, and although 13 years have gone by since that entry, the basic premise remains the same.  Enrolling in our high school correspondence courses and online high school courses will give you a solid education that will be helpful as you think about going to college or joining the workforce.  You'll work at your own pace and have the full support of our staff along the way.  Back in 2006 we didn't have print or online middle school courses, but you can be an all-star in grades 6-8 if you enroll and take those courses before moving on to high school.  As usual, all of our courses may be taken collectively if you wish to complete full years or earn a high school diploma at home or individually as part of an independent study high school or middle school program or to supplement an existing homeschool program.  If you want to become an all-star in grades 6-12 and beyond, we invite you to step into the batter's box and enroll with us today! 

Today’s Anniversary: The Wall Street Journal

It's July 8, and the Wall Street Journal published its first issue on this date in 1889.  In addition to having challenging puzzles in its weekend edition, the newspaper is a leading source of information for those individuals particularly interested in money and the markets at home and overseas.  The American School has several investments which are managed by a leading wealth management firm with a great reputation.  We trust them to manage our investments because our investments help ensure a bright future for us and our students.  We've been a leading distance education high school and middle school for more than a century and want to be one of the best distance education high schools and middle schools for centuries to come.  When our investments do well, we reinvest our earnings into projects that will benefit our students and staff.  Adding a new platform for online high school courses and online middle school courses while maintaining our current platform for the next year is one example of how we use investments to help our students.  Making much-needed repairs and upgrades to our office building is a way our staff benefits from us having solid investments.  One of the best investments you can make for yourself is an investment in your education, and our non-profit status ensures you can spend money on education and still have some left over to invest in the stock market if you so choose.  Enroll today!

Today’s Anniversary: Spam

It's July 5, and the canned meat product known as Spam was introduced on this date in 1937.  These days spam is a common term for junk email, so today's blog is going to talk about that.  We know that different emails have different spam filters, and we don't want you to miss any important emails we send  you.  Therefore, we ask that you mark @americanschool.org and @americanschoolofcorr.com as safe email domains.  We use the @americanschool.org and @americanschoolofcorr.com domains to send you information about your accredited online high school courses, accredited online middle school courses, accredited print high school courses and accredited print middle school courses.  We also use them to address any customer service or billing questions you might have.  We want to be the best distance education high school and middle school for you, and we never want you to think we neglect you or don't reply to any emails you send us.  Marking the @americanschool.org and @americanschoolofcorr.com domains as not spam will help us do that.  On the other hand, we don't want to miss any important emails you send us.  Therefore we ask that when you write us, you include your name and student number in the body of the email and make sure your email has a concise subject line.  Please do not write your entire message in the subject line, but instead use the body of the email for that.  Thank you for your cooperation and for being our student!  

Today’s Special Occasion: The Exact Midpoint of 2019

It's July 2, and today is the exact midpoint of 2019.  How do we know this?  It's the 183rd day of the year, which means that we have 182 days behind us and 182 days still go to before we ring out 2019 and ring in 2020.  As we look back on the first half of 2019, we realize that we've done a lot so far this year.  For example, we installed a new phone system and we decided on a new platform for students wishing to take online high school courses and online middle school courses with us.  As we look ahead to the second half of 2019, we plan to introduce that new online course platform as well as debut a new web site and new enrollment applications.  Those should be ready to go in July or August and then we will move on to other projects.  Today is a great day to look back at what you've accomplished so far this year and start setting goals for what you'd like to accomplish the rest of the year.  If you want a high-quality education without leaving your home, we invite you to join us by enrolling today.  We strive to be the best distance education high school and middle school anywhere in the world and would be happy to serve you.  We are also happy you read our blog and invite you to read our next blog post this Friday.

American School Closed July 4

American School will be closed Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.  We look forward to serving you when we reopen with regular business hours on Friday, July 5.  We wish all of you a happy and safe holiday.