Testimonial Thursday

It's Thursday, and so we're back with another testimonial from one of our students.  Qualsiz from Michigan writes, "The American School’s courses have the best explanations.  Everything I had a question on, the answer was somewhere in the book.  I was always able to go back and check.  I had such a good learning experience with the American School."  We thank Qualsiz for those words.  We strive to find the best study materials for our accredited online high school courses and high school correspondence courses.  We do the same for our online middle school courses and middle school correspondence courses.  Our courses are straight-forward with no trick questions, and students are able to refer to their study materials while they work on their courses.  To experience our outstanding curriculum for yourself, we invite you to enroll today!

Today’s Special Occasion: Talk Like A Pirate Day

Ahoy!  It's September 19, and today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.  If you arrrrrgh wondering what today is all about and what you can do to celebrate, we invite you to click the link in today's blog.  If you want to learn how to become a better speaker the other 364 days of the year, we offer a speech course.  Take it as part of your accredited high school program or take it separately as part of an independent study high school program or simply for your personal enrichment.  You won't need a treasure chest of money to pay for our speech course either because we keep costs to a minimum.  Tuition includes all study materials, grading, access to the online student center and more.  If you're ready to begin studying with the best distance education high school, we invite you to enroll today! 

Enter the Google Science Fair

Today's blog is an invitation for you to enter the Google Science Fair.  Click the link in this blog for more details.  We offer many science courses among the high school correspondence courses, online high school courses, middle school correspondence courses and online middle school courses we have in our curriculum.  Many of those courses give students the opportunity to conduct safe experiments at home, but science fairs allow students to broaden their horizons and discover new things for themselves.  Though the Google Science Fair has an online element to it, check and see if there are science fairs in your area.  If so, then see if you can participate.  You'll find the experience to be educational and your experiment will be a good addition to the other experiments taking place at your local science fair.

American School Officially Receives NCPSA Accreditation

Recently we told you that we have received accreditation from Accreditation International, commonly referred to as Ai.  Today we are proud to announce that we have received additional accreditation from the National Council for Private School Accreditation, commonly referred to as NCPSA.  We are grateful for this accreditation, which further solidifies us as a leader in accredited high school courses and middle school courses.  Take them collectively as part of an accredited high school program or accredited middle school program, or take them individually to enrich an existing homeschool program.  Either way, you'll feel comfortable studying with us!  Enroll today!

Looking Back At 20 Years At American School

It's September 14, and tomorrow the person who regularly writes this blog will celebrate 20 years of work at the American School.  Today is the perfect occasion to look back at how the American School has evolved over the years and express gratitude to several groups of people.  Back in 1998, the American School was strictly a distance education high school.  We didn't add an accredited middle school program until 2016.  Moreover, 20 years ago we only offered high school correspondence courses that students could take to earn a high school diploma at home.  Now we offer online high school courses and an online high school diploma program.  We've always offered an independent study high school program, but we also offer individual courses to anyone who may wish to take them for enrichment.  One thing that hasn't changed over the years is our commitment to our students.  We strive to offer accredited courses at an affordable cost and provide the best possible service.  It's the vision our founder, R.T. Miller, had when he and his friends founded the American School in Boston in 1897.  That philosophy was passed down and instilled in other School leaders over the years, including those in charge in 1998 and those leading the School today.  There are too many great memories and too many great relationships and friendships to mention in one blog, but a deep sense of gratitude exists for all of them, as well as for the students, parents and school officials who have made the American School their school of choice.  All of us are grateful for you and look forward to serving you in the next 20 years and beyond.

Testimonial Thursday

Today we have another testimonial from one of our students.  Jason from Illinois writes, "The American School made me feel like the smartest person in the world.  Their feedback is excellent and I would recommend it to anyone who is struggling or needs help."  We thank Jason for those words.  Our instructors are trained to provide positive and constructive feedback on every exam they grade.  Those comments are one contributing factor to why Jason might feel like the smartest person in the world, but they are not the only reason.  Many students do well because they work at their own pace in online high school courses, high school correspondence courses and online middle school courses.  Students feel smart because they are learning in a way that is best for them.  They don't have to be far ahead of classmates or lag far behind.  They work in a classroom of one, but our staff ensures they are never alone.  If you want to feel like the smartest person in the world yourself, we invite you to enroll today!

Time Running Out To Enroll In AP Courses

Today's blog is a reminder that students have until September 28 to enroll in AP courses for the 2018-19 academic year.  You may ask yourself why there is a deadline to enroll in AP courses since elsewhere we trumpet the fact that students can start anytime and finish anytime.  AP courses are different.  Everything in an AP course leads up to the AP exam students take in the spring at local high schools.  In order to best prepare students to take that exam, we require that students enroll in the summer and early fall.  In addition, AP courses are recommended for seniors and, in rare instances, juniors.  Many of them have prerequisites that freshmen and sophomores have not completed.  The AP page on our web site has all the information you need, including enrollment applications.  If you are interested and meet the prerequisites, add them to your accredited high school program or take them as part of an independent study high school program.  We'd be happy to serve you!

Remembering September 11, 2001

Today is September 11, the 17th anniversary of the tragic events in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  We pause and remember those who lost their lives that day and the survivors who still mourn them.  Almost a generation has passed since 2001, and many of you who are on our web site looking for information about online high school courses, high school correspondence courses and print and online middle school courses may not have been born when 9-11 occurred.  For those of us who were alive that day, the memories are still vivid.  If you are able, we encourage you to attend a local 9-11 memorial service today if there is one in your community.  You will learn more about the events of September 11, 2001, and likely become more appreciative of the freedoms you have as a citizen of the United States of America in the process.

The Great American Read Returns Tomorrow

Today's blog is an alert that the PBS series The Great American Read returns tomorrow night and continues each Tuesday night until October 23.  Check your local listings for times in your area.  The premise of the series is to determine the top 100 American novels and then rank them and count them down to #1 in the series finale.  Please note that our promotion of the series does not equate to our endorsement of any of the novels on the list, but if you watch the show, you may learn about some of the novels in our high school correspondence courses or online high school courses.  We have a great variety of literature courses available as part of a print or online high school diploma program or as part of an independent study high school program for credit recovery or enrichment.  After you enroll, you'll read some great works and become a better thinker and writer in the process! 

Happy Grandparents Day from American School

We're not blogging tomorrow, so we want to use today's blog to celebrate Grandparents Day, which is happening this coming Sunday.  Over the years we've worked with many grandparents who have assumed responsibility for their grandchildren's educations.  Although you may not think it, many grandparents are adept at technology and have an interest in our online high school courses and online middle school courses.  Others prefer our middle school and high school correspondence courses.  Either way, we are happy to work with them and grateful that they have chosen to support their grandchildren as they work to earn a high school diploma at home.  If you're a grandparent reading this blog, we wish you a happy Grandparents Day and encourage you to review our web site.  If you see something your grandchildren would like, we invite you to enroll them today!