American School’s General High School Program is designed for students 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:
- Writing 1
- Physiology and Health
- Essential Math 1
- Writing 2 (1-4) (1/2 unit course)
- Understanding English 2 (5-8) (1/2 unit course)
- United States History
- Planning Your Career
- Environmental Science
- Essential Math 2
- Literature 1 (1/2 unit course)
- Speech: How to Talk More Effectively (1/2 unit course)
- Social Civics
- Algebra 1
- World Literature
Popular electives for students in the General High School Program include career, business and technical education courses such as Automotive Systems, Carpentry, Food Study, Home Planning and Decorating, and many more.
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.