Today’s Special Occasion: Flag Day

It's June 14, and today we're celebrating Flag Day.  As you might imagine, with the word American in our name, we're proud to fly the flag outside of our distance education high school offices.  We're proud to live in a country that grants its citizens many freedoms, including the choice to attend school wherever they choose, and we're proud to serve students in more than 65 countries around the world.  We offer an online high school diploma program and a correspondence high school diploma program for students in grades 9-12.  We also offer an accredited middle school program for students in grades 6-8.  It is our hope that one day you'll display your American School diploma as proudly as you display the American flag.  Enroll today!

Happy Father’s Day from American School

It's the Thursday before Father's Day, so we want to extend our Father's Day greetings in today's blog.  We know how instrumental fathers are in their children's educations. Fathers are often their children's first teachers, and we're appreciative that so many fathers have remained deeply involved in their children's educations when they reach grades 6-12.  We provide high school correspondence courses, online high school courses, middle school correspodnence courses and online middle school courses that would be perfect for your family.  We'd love to add your family to our family, and you can do that by enrolling today!

Today’s Anniversary: High School Graduation

It's June 12, and on this date in a year we won't identify, the person who writes this blog graduated from high school.  Graduating from high school is a milestone for anyone, and we can help you earn a high school diploma at home.  American School offers high school correspondence courses and online high school courses that help prepare you for the college or university of your choice or a career in the workforce, whichever you prefer.  You can start anytime, study anywhere, and graduate whenever you have completed all of your requirements.  Enroll today and you can start thinking of your own graduation date in the near future!

2019 Convention #17: California Homeschool Convention

After spending last weekend at home, we're back on the road this week when we attend the California Homeschool Convention.  Come see us in booth 602 at the Ontario Convention Center on June 13 from 5 to 9 p.m.; on June 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; and on June 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.  We will have plenty of details about how you can earn a high school diploma at home or enroll in our accredited middle school program.  Some students prefer to take accredited high school courses online, while others prefer to take high school correspondence courses.  The same options are available for students in grades 6-8.  We are happy to offer outstanding curriculum in print and online and do so at a very affordable cost.  We've always enjoyed our convention trips to California and are expecting this one to be no different.  Come see us later this week!

Toll-Free Phone Number Update

In today's blog, we are announcing that our toll-free phone number will no longer work after June 17.  If you need to reach us by phone, please call us at 708-418-2800.  If you call during our regular business hours, you will have the opportunity to speak with a staff member.  If you call after our regular business hours, you will have the opportunity to leave us a message with the expectation that we will reply within one business day.  If you leave a message, please include the student's full name, his or her student number, his or her location, and the reason for your call.  Giving us these four pieces of information will help us find student records quickly and give you the quickest possible service.  We appreciate your understanding and are grateful that you have chosen us for online high school courses, high school correspondence courses, online middle school courses and middle school correspondence courses. 

American School and the French Open

This weekend the French Open concludes in Paris.  It's one of the four biggest tennis tournaments of the year and one at which American School students and graduates have been successful.  Andre Agassi won the men's tournament in 1999, and Mary Pierce won the women's tournament the following year.  Caroline Wozniacki and Anna Tatishvili competed in the women's tournament this year.  We're proud of our students and graduates no matter what they accomplish.  It's not uncommon for players to literally leave marks on the red clay courts at Roland Garros, but our high school correspondence courses, online high school courses, middle school correspondence courses and online middle school courses will help you leave your mark in whatever career you pursue.  Take the first step toward a bright future and enroll today! 

Today’s Anniversary: D-Day

Today is June 6 and the 75th anniversary of D-Day, a turning point in World War 2.  Few things can top the heroic acts of the Allied forces who invaded Normandy that day, and we are grateful for their service and sacrifice.  In recent years, the term "D-Day" has become synonymous with making a decision that will have a lasting impact.  Deciding to earn a high school diploma at home can be one of those occasions.  We invite you to be part of our accredited high school diploma program or our accredited middle school program.  You can even take individual online or paper-based courses to recover credits or enhance an existing homeschool program.  Whatever you choose, we are happy to be of service to you after you make us your distance education high school or middle school.  Enroll now!

American School Job Opportunities

Today's blog is going to talk about working at the American School.  Our office is located in the south suburbs of Chicago, and our building is divided into several different departments.  Those departments include instruction, student service, student accounts and shipping and maintenance.  Although we are proud to offer high school correspondence courses, online high school courses, middle school correspondence courses and online middle school courses to students in all 50 states and more than 65 countries around the world, all of our employees must live within driving distance of our office.  At this time, we are not able to employ online instructors who live in other parts of the United States.  Should our needs change, we will post something on our web site, in this blog and on our social media pages.  We appreciate your interest in working for us but also appreciate your understanding that it is not possible at this time.  Thank you.

Touring the American School

Now that we're into June, people might be paying more attention to summer vacation plans.  If you're going to be in the Chicago area and would like to visit us, tours of the American School building are available between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day.  Please note that we strongly recommend making an appointment to ensure a tour guide is available to you.  Tours vary in length depending upon the tour group's size and interest in the American School and its history, but each tour includes visits to various departments and a stop in the Mary McKeown Library, where textbooks of our early high school independent study courses and high school correspondence courses are on display.  Since we are a leading distance education high school and middle school, it is a treat for us to see our students and their families in person.  We look forward to your visit!

American School Announces Partnership With Edmentum

American School is excited to announce a new partnership with Edmentum that will allow us to better serve students who wish to take online high school courses and online middle school courses.   Just as we pioneered high school correpondence courses, Edmentum has been a pioneer in online courses, offering a wide variety of courses in core subject areas such as English, math, science and social studies, and a large variety of elective courses in career and technical education, fine arts and world languages.  Within weeks, any student who enrolls in an online course will be placed in an Edmentum course.  Students who previously enrolled in an online course offered by our previous online course provider will have until their regular deadline to complete their course or courses.  We are taking steps to make this transition as smooth as possible and appreciate your understanding as we upgrade our curriculum.  As always, if you have questions, you may email us and we will reply within one business day.  Thank you for choosing us, and we hope you are as excited about our partnership with Edmentum as we are!