American School Closed Friday, July 3

American School will be closed Friday, July 3, in observance of the July 4 Independence Day holiday.  We wish all of you a safe and happy weekend and look forward to assisting you with your online high school courses, high school correspondence courses, online middle school courses and middle school correspondence courses when we reopen with regular business hours on Monday, July 6.  Thank you for allowing us to serve you!

Today’s Special Occasion: Canada Day

It's July 1, and in addition to being the beginning of American School's new fiscal year, it's also Canada Day.  It's a good occasion to remind you that we serve students in more than 65 countries around the world, including Canada.  They can enroll in our accredited middle school program or accredited high school program and take print and online middle school coures or print and online high school courses just like students who live in the United States.  The only difference is that additional shipping charges may apply for sending materials for middle school and high school correspondence courses overseas.  No matter where you live, we'd be happy to serve you.  Enroll today!

Date Set for 2020 Scholarship Meeting

American School's 2020 Scholarship Meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 14.  At that time, American School's Scholarship Committee will review applications from 20 finalists and determine this year's winners.  Winners will be notified by the end of July.  2020 marks the 82nd year American School has offered scholarships to students who chose to earn a high school diploma at home with us.  Some took exclusively high school correspondence courses.  Others took only online high school courses.  Either way, we are happy to serve them and look forward to learning more about this year's finalists when the Scholarship Committee meets on July 14.

Access to GradPoint Courses Ends July 31

Today's blog is another reminder that access to GradPoint courses ends on July 31.  If you are taking GradPoint courses, you must complete them by July 31.  We will continue to offer online high school courses and online middle school courses through our partnerships with Edmentum and Rosetta Stone, and we are grateful to our students who have taken our online courses over the years.  We are also grateful to students who choose our middle school and high school correspondence courses.  Thank you for understanding that July 31 is a firm deadline, and please know how happy we are to have you as our student whether you take online courses, print courses or a combination of the two.

American School Annual Inventory Process Underway

Today's blog is about American School's annual inventory process.  Each year we do an inventory of materials in our warehouse.  Specifically we look at textbooks and study guides used by students in our middle school and high school correspondence courses.  The whole inventory process takes about a week, and shipments for your middle school or high school correspondence class may be delayed during this time.  We appreciate your patience, and you should have your course materials shortly.  Inventory is important to the overall success of American School.  We want to make sure we have enough materials on hand and can ship you the course materials you need without having you endure a long wait for them.  Thank you for your patience and understanding and for making us your distance education high school or middle school.


Today’s Anniversary: Virginia

It's June 25, and Virginia became a state on this date in 1788.  Over the years we've attended many conventions in Virginia, but we won't be attending any conventions there this year.  When we cannot attend a convention in person, we send bagstuffing items if we can.  Nothing can replace the in-person interaction of meeting people who are looking for a distance education high school or middle school, but bagstuffing items can still help us reach families who are interested in our print or online high school courses for students in grades 9-12 or print or online middle school courses for students in grades 6-8.  The next time you attend a convention and you can grab a giveaway bag, please do.  You just might see an American School information card inside!

2020 Convention #4 : MPE Conference (Cancelled)

This weekend the MPE Conference was scheduled take place at the KCI Expo Center in Kansas City, Missouri, but the event has been cancelled.  Had we been able to attend, we would have had information about our accredited high school program and accredited middle school program and brought along some of our famous free promotional items.  We've attended the MPE Conference for several years now and have always been impressed by how many states are represented there.  Of course guests will be from Kansas and Missouri, but sometimes residents of North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Oklahoma and Colorado attend the conference too.  We plan to see them when we attend the MPE Conference in 2021.  Wherever you're from, we'd love for you to make us your distance education high school or middle school.  Enroll today!

2020 Convention #16: ASCA Conference (Cancelled)

This weekend American School was looking forward to exhibiting at the American School Counselor Association Annual Conference in Seattle.  Unfortunately but understandably the event was cancelled.  Had we attended in person, we would have had information about our independent study high school program which helps students at traditional schools graduate on time with their classes.  Some take high school correspondence courses for credit recovery or enrichment, while others prefer online high school courses.  We know that students learn differently, so we have both options available.  Our independent study high school programs can be a cost-effective replacement for summer school programs as well.  The ASCA Conference is one of the biggest events of the year, and we look forward to meeting school counselors from across the country when we return to the convention in person next year.

2020 Convention #15: WHO Conference (Cancelled)

This week American School was scheduled to attend the Washington Homeschool Organization Conference at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall, but the event has been cancelled.  We attended this event in the past and were looking forward to meeting people and introducting them to our online middle school courses, middle school correspondence courses, online high school courses and high school correspondence courses.  As you can tell by the location of this convention in the Pacific Northwest, we make every effort to reach students where they are and attend conventions in different parts of the country.  While we won't be able to visit homeschoolers in this region this year, we plan to have some sort of presence there in the future.  We welcome students from all 50 states and more than 65 countries around the world, and we'd like to welcome you as well.  Take a look around our web site, and if you like what you see, enroll today.  We would be happy to serve you!

Happy Father’s Day

Father's Day is this Sunday, and so we want to wish all fathers and those who act as fathers a very happy Father's Day.  We realize that some American School students might be fathers themselves, and we are proud of them for continuing their education.  We also know that fathers play a major role in their children's education, and we want to thank those dads who have made American School their school of choice for their children.  Fathers and mothers enroll their children with us for a variety of reasons.  Some like that their children can work at their own pace in their accredited middle school program, accredited high school program or independent study high school program.  Others like that American School staff is available to answer any questions or provide assistance along the way.  Finally, parents have often been impressed by our affordable cost and monthly payment plan which prevents financial concerns from getting in the way of an education.  No matter their reasons for enrolling, we are happy to have their children as our students and hope all American School dads have a great day on Sunday!