General High School Program

American School’s General High School Program, offered in paper-based and online formats, is designed for students who plan to earn their high school diplomas and then enroll in a two-year college or enter the workforce in the field of their choice. 

In our paper-based General High School Program, students complete a total of 18 units of credit—13 required and 5 electives—and upon completion of all graduation requirements receive the regionally accredited American School diploma.  The 13 required units of credit in their recommended order of study include:

In our online General High School Program, students complete a total of 18 units of credit—12 required and 6 electives—and upon completion of all graduation requirements receive the regionally accredited American School diploma.  The 12 required units of credit include:

Popular electives for students in the General High School Program include Business, Career and Technical Education courses, among others.

Students who reside in the state of Illinois must complete Consumer Economics and the United States/Illinois Constitution exam in accordance with state law.

When you are ready to enroll in the General High School Program or the College Preparatory 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.