New Biology Course Available

Today we are pleased to announced that a new Biology course is available to students.  This high school correspondence class replaces the previous version and is the basis for our lab and non-lab biology courses.  The lab kit for the lab version of the course remains the same.  We are happy to offer a wide variety of high school correspondence courses for those who wish to study on paper, and we are also happy to offer a wide variety of accredited high school courses online for those who wish to study on a computer.  No matter which course delivery method you choose, we are glad you made us your school of choice for courses in grades 6-12!

2019 Convention #17: California Homeschool Convention

After spending last weekend at home, we're back on the road this week when we attend the California Homeschool Convention.  Come see us in booth 602 at the Ontario Convention Center on June 13 from 5 to 9 p.m.; on June 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; and on June 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.  We will have plenty of details about how you can earn a high school diploma at home or enroll in our accredited middle school program.  Some students prefer to take accredited high school courses online, while others prefer to take high school correspondence courses.  The same options are available for students in grades 6-8.  We are happy to offer outstanding curriculum in print and online and do so at a very affordable cost.  We've always enjoyed our convention trips to California and are expecting this one to be no different.  Come see us later this week!

Important Announcement Coming Monday

We admit that today's blog is a tease, but we're very excited about an announcement we have for you on Monday.  As you know, we spent more than a century offering high school correspondence courses.  Don't worry…we have no plans to stop offering high school or middle school courses in print.  A few years ago we began to offer accredited high school courses online, and then we offered online middle school courses.  Students have enjoyed taking online courses with us in recent years, but we're always looking for ways to improve students' experiences with us.  We think we've found a great way to make our online courses even better, and we can't wait to share it with you on Monday.  Check back then to see what we have in store!

2019 Convention #6: ISCA Rosemont Conference

Just like last week, we're attending two conventions this week.  The first is the Illinois School Counselor Association Conference in Rosemont.  We'll be in booth 40 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on April 4 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. to visit with counselors from around Chicagoland.  Many schools take advantage of our independent study high school programs which are perfect for credit recovery.  Others might be interested in our print or online high school diploma program which is perfect for the potential dropout.  Either way, we're happy to serve these counselors and their students with our accredited high school courses online or in print.  We always enjoy visiting with counselors who use us, but we particularly enjoy visiting with those counselors whose schools are close by our office.  If you're planning on attending the ISCA Conference in Rosemont, stop by and say hello.  We'd love to renew acquaintances or introduce ourselves to you!     

Testimonial Thursday

Today we have a testimonial from Ashley from Oklahoma.  She writes, "I loved this course.  I understood everything really well, even better than when I was in public school.  I recommend this school for anyone.  You can learn at your own speed and can really understand everything."  We thank Ashley for those words.  Our accredited high school courses online and in print are designed to allow students to work entirely at their own pace.  Millions of people have decided to earn a high school diploma at home in this way because working at your own pace makes them comfortable and gives them an outstanding opportunity to do their best work.  Even though you're in a classroom of one, you're never alone.  Our instructors are available to help you via phone, email or letter.  Make us your distance education high school or middle school and enroll today! 

Today’s Birthday: John Hancock

It's January 23, and originally we weren't going to have a blog post today, but plans changed and so here we are.  American statesman John Hancock was born on this date in 1737.  You've probably seen his signature many times because it's by far the largest one on the Declaration of Independence.  The birthday of the man with perhaps the most famous signature in American history is a good time to remind you to put your name and student number on every page of every exam you send us, whether it's a high school correspondence class or a middle school correspondence class.  Thousands of exams come into our building every day, and we want to make sure the exams you send us for your high school correspondence courses or middle school correspondence courses stay together and don't get lost.  Following the completion of all of your accredited high school courses online or on paper, we look forward to putting your name and our signature on your transcript and/or diploma!      

Today’s Birthday: Shannon Lucid

It's January 14, and scientist and astronaut Shannon Lucid is celebrating a birthday today.  She is notable for many reasons, not the least of which is that she once held the American record for the longest period of time living in outer space.  We wanted to feature her today because she is a great example of a woman having a career in science.  Enrolling in our accredited middle school program will give you a solid foundation for high school.  When you're ready to begin ninth grade, our accredited high school courses online and in print can help you reach for the stars and get there.  Along the way, our entire staff will serve as "mission control" and assist you in any way we can while you work toward your correspondence or online high school diploma.  We encourage everyone to aim high and are happy to support you as you strive for your educational and career goals!

Today’s Special Occasion: Boss’s Day

It's October 16, and today is Boss's Day.  Like any company, we have a hierarchy and several supervisors here, but we are not the boss when it comes to your education.  That's because we let students and their parents be in control.  They can pick the accredited online middle school courses or accredited high school courses online that are best for the student if the student wishes to study online, or pick the middle school and high school correspondence courses for the student if the student wishes to study on paper.  Moreover, students design their own study schedule and decide which subjects to study at which time.  Our online courses have pacing guides, but ultimately the student is the boss of how quickly he or she moves through a course.  Over the years we've asked hundreds of students what they like best about studying with us, and most of them say it's the ability to work at their own pace.  In other words, it's the ability to be their own boss, not falling behind in a classroom that's moving too quickly or not dragging their feet waiting for the classroom to catch up.  Be your own boss and enroll with us today! 

American School U.S. Open Memory: Mary Pierce

Today we continue our series of U.S. Open memories with American School graduate Mary Pierce.  Mary won the Australian Open in 1995 and the French Open in 2000 and attempted to add the U.S. Open championship to her resume in 2005.  On her way to the final she defeated three higher-seeded players before falling to Kim Clijsters 6-3, 6-1 in the championship match.  Mary is one of three American School students to have reached the championship match at the U.S. Open, and tomorrow we'll share a memory about another of them.  In the meantime, take a look around our web site and discover our accredited high school courses online and in print.  We're also proud to offer an accredited middle school program consisting of print and online middle school courses.  Whatever your situation, we have the accredited courses you need at a cost you can afford.  Enroll today!   

American School Earns ISBE Recognition

American School is proud to earn recognition once again from the Illinois State Board of Education.  Recently you read about the accreditation visit from AI, MSA-CESS and NCPSA which allowed us to continue to offer accredited high school courses online and on paper and an accredited middle school program which now consists of online middle school courses and print middle school courses.  The ISBE recognition is also very important to us.  Together these accreditations and recognitions give us credibility and should give you comfort as you look for a trustworthy, high-quality distance education high school or middle school for yourself or someone you know.