The American School’s Independent Study program helps resident high school students at public schools and private schools earn their diplomas with make-up and supplemental courses at a very reasonable cost. Students can choose from more than 70 accredited high school classes and earn needed or additional credits through distance education.
We work closely with hundreds of guidance counselors across the country to help their schools teach their students, complete needed credits, and maintain higher graduation rates. Our Independent Study program is perfect for credit recovery, schedule conflicts, accelerated programs, alternative education programs and home-bound students.
It is a viable and cost-effective alternative to summer school, since students can enroll at any time and our tuition is very affordable. Tuition includes all textbooks and study materials with personalized grading by qualified instructors whether students are taking correspondence or online courses. They will also have access to our Online Student Center, where they can view academic records, sign up for e-mail notification of grades, download help sheets and access homework Web sites any time of the day or night. Likewise, guidance counselors and school officials have access to our Online Counselor Office, where they can view academic records for each of their students, sign up for weekly student progress report e-mails, and download optional final exams for each of their students.
The American School is regionally accredited by AdvancED/NCA-CASI, Ai and NCPSA, so our courses are acceptable at nearly every resident high school across the country.
Once a course is completed, we mail a transcript to the school for ease in awarding credit to the student’s official academic record. This keeps the student on track to earn a high school diploma and participate in his or her high school graduation ceremony.
**Please note that prices have changed since the most recent publication of the Independent Study Handbook and Independent Study Brochure linked above. The Independent Study Handbook and Independent Study Brochure are posted on this page for general information purposes and NOT for pricing purposes. You will be charged the prices listed on the most recent enrollment application, NOT what is listed in the Independent Study Brochure. Thank you for your cooperation.**
If you are a student or school official who has not used the American School's Independent Study Program, you can begin the enrollment process here.
If you are a counselor or school official who already uses the American School's Independent Study Program, you can download applications in the Online Counselor Office.
Either way, you’ll feel confident knowing that you or your students are taking interesting and affordable courses from one of the long-time leaders in distance education, the American School.