American School’s College Preparatory Program is designed for students who plan to earn their high school diplomas and then enroll in a four-year college or professional school.
In our paper-based College Preparatory Program, students complete 18 units of credit—15 required and 3 electives—and upon completion of all graduation requirements receive the regionally accredited American School diploma. The 15 required units of credit in their recommended order of study include:
- Writing 1
- Physiology and Health
- Essential Mathematics 1
- Writing 2 (1-4) (1/2 unit course)
- Understanding English 2 (5-8) (1/2 unit course)
- United States History
- Planning Your Career
- Essential Mathematics 2
- American Literature
- Social Civics
- Algebra 1
- British Literature
- Science Elective Course
Popular electives for students in the College Preparatory Program include Business Law, Journalism, and several fine arts and world language courses, just to name a few. Graduates of American School have gone on to attend dozens of well-known colleges and universities in the United States and enjoy successful careers in a variety of fields. Some of them achieved fame in sports, entertainment and the arts. As an example, one graduate, author Christopher Paolini, wrote the best-sellers Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr. Christopher has said that his “whole family was very, very grateful that American School was available."
When you are ready to enroll in the College Preparatory Program or the General High School Program, you can begin the enrollment process here. You’ll feel confident knowing your student is taking interesting and affordable courses while earning an accredited diploma through one of the long-time leaders in distance education, American School.