March 20 Coronavirus Statement

As you know, the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation changes frequently.  We have created a specific web page to address the situation while continuing to update our blog and social media pages as best we can.  Please visit www.americanschool.org/covid-19 for all of our statements with the most recent one at the top and others following in chronological order.

At this time, American School remains closed to the public.  Only American School staff members are allowed in the building.  Several staff members are working at home, but the ones who are in the building are practicing social distancing, washing their hands frequently, and doing their best to stay healthy.

In addition, the State of Illinois has issued a shelter-in-place policy until April 7.  The policy allows distance learning institutions to remain open.

The following information applies to all students:

If students are enrolled in a print course but wish to switch to online exams, please send an email to instructiondept@americanschool.org.  You can switch to online exams at any point in your course and pick up right where you left off.  As usual, remember to put your full name, student number, and the course(s) in which you wish to take online exams.  A list of courses with online exams available is here.  If a course has a computer symbol next to it, it has an online exam option.  In addition, online exams are available for Introduction to Business (2018 version) and Office Procedures (2016 version) and Physics (2010 version).  Online exams are not available for Physics (2019 version) and any print middle school courses.  

In addition, most print courses have a corresponding online version.  If students have not yet begun a course and have not had study materials sent to them, students can switch from the print version to the online version at no charge.  If you have study materials in a new, unused condition, have not started the course, and would like to make the change to the online course, please send an email to studentservice@americanschool.org.

All requests to switch over to online exams or online courses must be done in writing via email or letter.  Each student record will be evaluated and the student will receive a response within 1-2 business days.

The following information applies to students in our independent study high school program whose schools may not reopen for some time:

If students are in GradPoint courses with final exam requirements and and cannot take their final exam before the end of their enrollment period, American School will allow them access to take the final exam whenever their local school reopens, provided students have completed all other required coursework and the school reopens by July. 

If students are in Edmentum courses with final exam requirements and cannot take their final exam before the end of their enrollment period, American School will allow them access to take the final exam whenever their local school reopens, provided students have completed all other required coursework. 

If students are in a full-credit Edmentum course and completes all other coursework in the first semester section, American School will activate the second semester section even if the first semester final exam has not been taken.  Once their school reopens, American School will ensure them access to both the first semester and second semester final exams. 

Thank you for making American School your distance education high school or middle school.  We appreciate the opportunity to serve you and hope you and your family stay healthy.