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Welcome to the American School's blog.  You will see our last thirty blog posts on this page.  View the ten most recent blog posts here.  View some of our favorite blog posts from the past decade here.

  • Today’s Anniversary: The Moon Landing - It's July 20, and man landed on the moon on this date in 1969.  If you want to go to new heights and to places you've only imagined for yourself, consider earning a correspondence high school diploma or online high school diploma for adults or children with us.  We can't promise you'll wind up on... Read More
  • Reminder About Paper-Based Middle School Courses and AP Courses - Today's blog is a reminder that paper-based middle school courses soon will be a part of American School's curriculum.  When they debut, we'll be revising our accredited middle school program and giving students the option of taking paper-based middle school courses or online middle school courses, and we plan to revise our accredited high school... Read More
  • 2018 Convention #17: Missouri Homeschool Convention - American School is pleased to among the exhibitors at the first Missouri Homeschool Convention this week at the St. Charles Convention Center.  Guests are invited to stop by booth 509 on July 19 from 6-9 p.m.; July 20 from 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; and July 21 from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  We'll have information and applications for... Read More
  • Today’s Special Occasion: The MLB All-Star Game - It's July 17, and tonight the 89th Major League Baseball All-Star Game takes place in Washington, D.C.  Back in 2006, the very first American School blog post was about the MLB All-Star Game happening that night in Pittsburgh, and so it's tradition for us to write about the MLB All-Star Game every year.  A lot... Read More
  • France Celebrates Bastille Day and World Cup - It's July 16, and our blog is back after taking the weekend off.  It was a huge weekend for France, as the country celebrated Bastille Day on Saturday and won the World Cup yesterday.  If you're in the mood to learn the French language, American School is proud to offer French 1 and French 2... Read More
  • 2018 Convention #16: ASCA Annual Conference - Yesterday we told you that we're going to two conventions this weekend.  One is in Arizona and the other is in Los Angeles.  We're heading to Hollywood for the American School Counselor Association Annual Conference.  School counselors are invited to stop by booth 307 at the Los Angeles Convention Center on July 14 from 12:30... Read More
  • 2018 Convention #15: AFHE Convention - We're back on the road this weekend at two conventions in the western part of the United States.  The first is the Arizona Families for Home Education Convention at the Phoenix Convention Center.  Stop by and see us at booth 615 on July 13 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and July 14 from 8:30... Read More
  • Enroll in AP Courses for 2018-2019! - American School is pleased to open enrollments in our AP courses for the 2018-2019 school year.  All the information you need is available on the AP Courses page on our web site.  Unlike most of our high school correspondence courses and online high school courses, there is a specific enrollment period for AP courses.  That's... Read More
  • Today’s Anniversary: Wimbledon - It's July 9, and the very first Wimbledon tennis tournament began on this date in 1877.  This year July 9 falls on the second Monday of the tournament, a day where all 16 remaining gentlemen and all 16 remaining ladies take the court in search of berths in the quarterfinals.  American School graduate Andre Agassi... Read More
  • Reminder About Paper-Based Middle School Courses - Paper-based middle school courses are almost here!  We believe that students should learn in the course delivery method most comfortable to them.  That is why we've offered both high school correspondence courses and online high school courses over the past few years.  We started our middle school program strictly with online middle school courses, but... Read More
  • Today’s Anniversary: Spam - It's July 5, and the luncheon meat Spam made its debut on this date in 1937.  Today spam is synonymous with junk email.  Email from people in our correspondence high school diploma program, online high school diploma program, accredited middle school program or independent study program is not junk, but sometimes it winds up in... Read More
  • American School Closed July 4 - American School will be closed Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.  We will reopen on Thursday, July 5, with normal business hours and look forward to answering your questions about our general high school program, college preparatory program, independent study program or accredited middle school program at that time.  We wish everyone a... Read More
  • American School Set to Debut Paper-Based Middle School Courses - For quite some time now we've been saying that we will offer paper-based middle school courses this summer.  That day is drawing closer.  Our new middle school program, which builds on our current accredited middle school program consisting solely of online middle school courses, will consist of 5 units of credit per year: 1 unit... Read More
  • 2018 Scholarship Winners: Part 6 - Today we wrap up the week and conclude our series of profiles of this year's scholarship winners.  Over the last six days you've read about 18 outstanding graduates.  They took high school correspondence courses or online high school courses with us as part of an accredited high school program.  We already are looking forward to... Read More
  • 2018 Scholarship Winners: Part 5 - As we near the end of our series of blogs profiling this year's scholarship winners, the students' resumes and stories are no less impressive.  We're so grateful that they decided to earn a high school diploma at home by taking our accredited high school courses online or on paper!   All signs point to Hannah... Read More
  • 2018 Scholarship Winners: Part 4 - We might be halfway through the week, but after today we'll be two-thirds through our profiles of this year's scholarship winners.  They took online high school courses or high school correspondence courses to earn their diploma from one of the best distance education high schools.  We are excited to tell you more about them.  ... Read More
  • 2018 Scholarship Winners: Part 3 - We're back with three more profiles of this year's scholarship winners.  By the end of today, you will have read about half of our 18 winners since we profiled three last Friday and three yesterday.  We're happy they chose our accredited high school program and our accredited high school courses.   This fall, Cassandra from... Read More
  • 2018 Scholarship Winners: Part 2 - It's a new week, and all week long we are featuring this year's scholarship winners.   They took accredited high school courses at home and chose us as their distance education high school.  We're happy to share their profiles with you.   Antoinette from Florida is soaring as a senior member of the Civil Air Patrol,... Read More
  • 2018 Scholarship Winners: Part 1 - Last week we blogged about our 80th annual scholarship meeting, during which we awarded 18 scholarships to deserving American School graduates.  These students decded to earn a high school diploma at home by taking online high school courses and/or high school correspodnence courses.  Starting today and continuing all next week, we're going to profile three... Read More
  • Today’s Special Occasion: The First Day of Summer - It's June 21, and today is the first day of summer.  School might be the last thing on your mind on the first day of summer, but maybe that's not the case if you're reading this blog.  As we begin summer, we're very excited about what's in store for our students during this season.  Many... Read More
  • This Week’s Blog Schedule - This week's blog schedule will be a little bit different than usual.  We have this post, which announces that we won't have blogs tomorrow and Wednesday.  We'll be back Thursday and Friday!  If you have questions about our accredited middle school program or accredited high school program, you're welcome to call or email us for... Read More
  • Happy Father’s Day from American School - It's June 15, and since we're not here on Sunday when Father's Day is observed, we're writing about the holiday in today's blog.  Fathers play a major role in their children's education, and we're appreciative that so many fathers remain deeply involved in their children's educations when they reach grades 6-12.  We provide high school... Read More
  • Today’s Special Occasion: Flag Day - It's June 14, and today we're celebrating Flag Day.  The American flag proudly flies outside our office every day, and perhaps it flies outside your home as well.  We can take pride in many things besides our flag.  One of them is education.  If you've been frustrated by education in the past, or if you're... Read More
  • 2018 Building a Grad Nation Report - Today's blog presents the 2018 Building a Grad Nation report from America's Promise Alliance.  America's Promise Alliance's main goal is to improve graduation rates across the country, and that is one of our goals as well.  Having an online high school diploma or correspondence high school diploma is very important and is almost mandatory for... Read More
  • American School Holds 80th Annual Scholarship Meeting - Today American School is proud to hold our 80th annual scholarship meeting.  Our panel of judges will award $21,000 in post-secondary scholarships to 18 deserving graduates.  Since we awarded our very first scholarship, we've awarded $886,200 to 1534 graduates, and it is our pleasure to do so.   All of this year's recipients earned an online... Read More
  • American School Welcomes Board of Trustees - Today we are happy to have our Board of Trustees with us for their spring meeting.  They come from all parts of the United States and have a keen interest in the welfare of American School.  They're particularly interested in the curriculum we offer, whether it be online high school courses, high school correspondence courses,... Read More
  • Mary Pierce Update - Many times this blog has included stories of American School students and graduates who are champion tennis players.  Andre Agassi is perhaps the most notable of this group, but there are others, including reigning Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki, who competed in the French Open this week.  The last Frenchwoman to win her home open... Read More
  • Testimonial Thursday - Today we have another testimonial from one of our students.  Brittany from California writes, "I enjoyed everything.  Being homeschooled has helped me out dramatically!  I have had straight A’s and B’s since my freshman year with the American School."  We thank Brittany for her thoughts and are glad to have her as our student.  Maybe... Read More
  • Today’s Anniversary: D-Day - It's June 6, and today is the 74th anniversary of D-Day, often viewed as a turning point in World War II.  We invite you to click the link above and visit other reputable web sites to learn about the heroic actions of those who landed at Normandy on June 6, 1944.  Because of their actions... Read More
  • Caroline Wozniacki Falls in French Open Fourth Round - American School student Caroline Wozniacki dropped a 7-6, 6-3 decision to Daria Kasatkina in the fourth round of the French Open in Paris.  Although Caroline couldn't win her second consecutive Grand Slam title, we are proud of her performance in Paris, where American School graduates Andre Agassi and Mary Pierce have won titles in the... Read More