Today’s Anniversary: Sputnik

It's October 4, and 60 years ago today, Sputnik, the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth, was launched.  If you're ready to lift off and reach new heights as a middle school or high school student, today would be a great day to enroll.  We offer an accredited middle school program and accredited high school program to suit every need.   Enroll in our college preparatory program if you plan on attending a four-year college or our general high school program if you plan on attending a community college and/or joining the workforce after graduation.  You can even enroll in our independent study high school program to recover credits from a local public or private high school.  No matter which you choose, we're confident you'll have an out of this world experience as our student!      

Last Chance for AP Courses

Today's blog, the last until next week, is a reminder that enrollment in our AP courses ends on Friday, September 29.  Adding these special online high school courses in biology, language and composition, calculus, United States government and politics and United States history would enhance your accredited high school program and could lead to you receiving college credit.  Please click on the link above, read the information carefully and contact us if you wish to enroll.  AP courses help make us an even better distance education high school, but even though enrollment ends this week, we're not going to stop making changes and improvements to serve you better.  Stay tuned!  

AP Course Enrollment Continues This Week

Today's blog is a reminder that enrollment in our AP courses continues this week.  This will be the last week students can enroll in these online high school courses for this academic year.  So far we are pleased with the number of students who have added these courses to their accredited high school program, but there's always room for more.  Click the link above for more information.  We believe AP courses make us an even better distance education high school and we hope you do as well! 

Caroline Wozniacki Wins Pan Pacific Open

American School student Caroline Wozniacki won her first WTA title of the year with a 6-0, 7-5 win over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.  Click here to read all about her second straight win and third overall at the annual event in Tokyo.  We're happy to have Caroline as a student in our accredited high school program.  It consists of accredited online high school courses or high school correspondence courses and is the best value in distance education.  If you want to become one of our students, we invite you to enroll today!

Today’s Special Occasion: The First Day of Autumn

It's September 22, and today is the first day of autumn.  People equate autumn with colors changing, leaves falling, harvests and pumpkins and going back to school.  Perhaps you're ready to begin an accredited middle school program or accredited high school program, or maybe you were in one before but didn't complete your studies.  Either way, today is a great day to enroll!  In addition to being the first day of autumn, today also is one week from the deadline to enroll in our AP courses for the 2017-18 academic year.  These online high school courses would be great additions to your curriculum and could give you college credit, so please considering enrolling in one or more of them.    

Today’s Anniversary: American School Blogger

It's September 15, and even though our offices are closed today, we still have a blog post to share with you.  On this date in 1998 the person who writes this blog began working at American School.  Since that time, quite a bit has changed around here.  We didn't offer online high school courses, but now we do.  We didn't offer online middle school courses either, but now we do.  We didn't have AP courses, but as of this week we do.  We didn't have social media pages, this blog or our popular online student center and online counselor office either, but now we do.  In the near future, we plan to add paper-based middle school courses and give students in our accredited high school program more choices than ever before, so stay tuned.  Those changes are exciting, but one thing that hasn't changed is our commitment to our students.  We put students' needs first and attempt to offer them the best curriculum and customer service we can while being mindful of cost and our 120 years of credibility as a leader in distance education.  As proud as the American School blogger is to work here, we're even more proud of our students and graduates.  It's a pleasure to serve you!     

American School Offers AP Courses

American School is pleased to offer five online Advanced Placement (AP) courses for the 2017-2018 academic year.  To ensure that students have sufficient time to learn material and prepare for their AP exams next spring, enrollment in these online high school courses is only available from September 11-29, with classes scheduled to start the first week of October.  All classes must be completed by April 27.  If you wish to enroll in our AP courses, either as a new student or as a current student who is adding courses to an existing correspondence high school diploma program or online high school diploma program, please read the link above and then send us an email to begin the enrollment process.  We look forward to serving you and think our AP courses are a great addition to our accredited high school program!    

Major Announcement Coming Monday

Need a reason to look forward to Monday?  We're happy to oblige.  Be sure to check this blog Monday morning for a major announcement for students in our accredited high school program or who are interested in taking accredited online high school courses as part of an independent study high school program.  We're excited to offer new courses and services for you, and we hope you'll be as excited about them as we are!

Today’s Anniversary: Sports Illustrated

It's August 16, and the first issue of Sports Illustrated came out on this date in 1954.  This anniversary got us thinking about how we use illustrations on our accredited high school program and accredited middle school program.  Many years ago our study materials didn't contain very many pictures, but now they are full of them.  Whether you're taking high school correspondence courses, online high school courses or online middle school courses, you'll see plenty of illustrations to help you with your courses.  Enroll today and check them out for yourself, and check back on Friday for our next blog post.


Information on Requesting Transcripts

Lately we've been getting requests from our students and graduates asking us to send official transcripts to the school of their choice.  This information may be found by reading the second question and answer on our FAQ page.  Students in our accredited middle school program or accredited high school program have the option of having a paper transcript mailed or having an transcript sent electronically.  Please note that additional fees may be charged for these services.  Thank you for your cooperation and for allowing us to assist you in furthering your education.