First Blog of 2018

It's January 2, and this is our first blog of 2018.  What's in store for American School in the new year?  Plenty.  We'll be introducing paper-based middle school courses to complement the online middle school courses already in our accredited middle school program.  Our accredited high school program will see some changes too as we plan to offer students more flexibility in choosing high school correspondence courses and online high school courses as they work to earn a high school diploma at home.  One thing that won't change is our commitment to offering outstanding curriculum at an affordable cost.  We're looking forward to a great year and encourage you to get your year off to a flying start by enrolling with us today! 

Today’s Special Occasion: The First Day of Winter

It's December 21, and today is the first day of winter.  Perhaps you feel like your education is in the middle of winter with not much happening, or perhaps you're thinking about summer and all the fun you want to have after you graduate.  Either way, our high school correspondence courses and online high school courses can help.  Enroll in an accredited high school program and one day earn your American School diploma.  Enroll in independent study high school programs for credit recovery if you plan on earning your diploma from another school.  Don't be left out in the cold without an education.  Enroll with us today!

American School at 120 (Part 3)

As we continue to celebrate our 120th anniversary, it's worth mentioning some of the educational organizations which we founded or with which we have been members over the years, as well as an example of how we help our students after they've graduated.  We were a charter member of the National Home Study Council.  We helped members of the United States Military during World War 2.  When the North Central Association accredited us, we became the first private home study high school to earn accreditation by a regional accrediting body.  When the Illinois State Board of Education recognized us, we became the first home-study school to receive such recognition.  We mention these organizations not to pat ourselves on the back but to give our students the comfort of knowing they are enrolled in an accredited high school program or accredited middle school program.  We take our accreditations and recognitions very seriously.  We also take our scholarship program seriously.  We've awarded scholarships to those who have earned our correspondence high school diploma or online high school diploma each year since 1938, and the scholarship meeting is one of the highlights of our year.  Check back tomorrow for more highlights of American School's 120 years of service!

Today’s Anniversary: The Washington Post

It's December 6, and on this date in 1877, the first edition of the Washington Post was published.  In its 140 years, the newspaper has been home to legendary journalists such as Katharine Graham, Ben Bradlee, Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein and Tony Kornheiser.  If you're interested in a career in journalism, consider taking our paper-based journalism course or our online journalism course.  Either would be a great addition to your accredited high school program or independent study program.  Be sure to check this blog often for any breaking news from the American School.  We'll keep you posted on all the exciting things we have coming up in 2018! 

  

Today’s Special Occasion: Giving Tuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday, a day set aside for giving back during the holiday season.  This blog will not ask for your money, but it will remind you that American School is a non-profit institution.  That means that we put students’ educations above everything, including financial gain.  We keep the cost of our accredited high school program and accredited middle school program to a minimum without sacrificing the quality of our accredited high school courses and accredited online middle school courses.  Give yourself or someone you know a great education by enrolling today!

Today’s Special Occasion: Cyber Monday

Today is Cyber Monday, the day that online retailers often give great deals to their customers.  The best deal you can give yourself today is to become an American School student.  Studies have shown that people who earn an online high school diploma or correspondence high school diploma make more money in their careers than people who did not complete an accredited high school program.  We offer a high school diploma online for adults or children as well as a diploma comprised of high school correspondence courses.  We also offer academic and dollar credit for courses completed at other accredited schools and provide excellent service to our students.  Make this Cyber Monday one to remember by enrolling and becoming our student!

American School Releases New Introduction to Computers Course

American School is pleased to release a new Introduction to Computers course.  The course can be a great addition to your accredited high school program and may be taken as part of our general high school program or college preparatory program.  The course is also available through our independent study high school program.  If you're interested in computers or becoming certified in the fields mentioned in the course description linked above, we invite you to enroll today.  We'd be happy to have you as our student!   

Daylight Saving Time Ends This Weekend

Today's blog is a reminder that Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend.  You'll want to turn your clock back Saturday night before you go to bed and enjoy an extra hour of sleep.  If you haven't finished high school yet, you can turn back the clock and enroll with us.  We offer a general high school program for those who wish to join the workforce or attend a community college and a college preparatory program for those who wish to attend a four-year university after completing their accredited high school program.  You'll feel comfortable taking courses from a leading distance education high school, and our flexible schedule allows you to study any hour of the day or night, even during the extra hour you get this weekend!

American School Debuts New Online Business Math Course

American School is proud to release a new online Business Math course.  It's a great addition to our list of online high school courses, and completing it can give you one unit of credit toward finishing your accredited high school program and earning and online high school diploma.  We plan to offer additional courses and an expanded accredited middle school program in the coming months.  Keep checking this blog often starting Monday when it returns with a new post. 

 

American School Welcomes Board of Trustees

Today American School is happy to welcome our Board of Trustees to our offices for its annual fall meeting.  Our Trustees have many decades of experience in education, both with a distance education high school and middle school such as American School and also with traditional schools across the country.  Their expertise helps us to improve our accredited high school program and accredited middle school program and provide our students with outstanding curriculum at an affordable cost.  We are grateful to our Board of Trustees and are confident our students and graduates share our gratitude.