Today’s Special Occasion: Canada Day

It's July 1, and in addition to being the beginning of American School's new fiscal year, it's also Canada Day.  It's a good occasion to remind you that we serve students in more than 65 countries around the world, including Canada.  They can enroll in our accredited middle school program or accredited high school program and take print and online middle school coures or print and online high school courses just like students who live in the United States.  The only difference is that additional shipping charges may apply for sending materials for middle school and high school correspondence courses overseas.  No matter where you live, we'd be happy to serve you.  Enroll today!

2020 Convention #4 : MPE Conference (Cancelled)

This weekend the MPE Conference was scheduled take place at the KCI Expo Center in Kansas City, Missouri, but the event has been cancelled.  Had we been able to attend, we would have had information about our accredited high school program and accredited middle school program and brought along some of our famous free promotional items.  We've attended the MPE Conference for several years now and have always been impressed by how many states are represented there.  Of course guests will be from Kansas and Missouri, but sometimes residents of North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Oklahoma and Colorado attend the conference too.  We plan to see them when we attend the MPE Conference in 2021.  Wherever you're from, we'd love for you to make us your distance education high school or middle school.  Enroll today!

Happy Father’s Day

Father's Day is this Sunday, and so we want to wish all fathers and those who act as fathers a very happy Father's Day.  We realize that some American School students might be fathers themselves, and we are proud of them for continuing their education.  We also know that fathers play a major role in their children's education, and we want to thank those dads who have made American School their school of choice for their children.  Fathers and mothers enroll their children with us for a variety of reasons.  Some like that their children can work at their own pace in their accredited middle school program, accredited high school program or independent study high school program.  Others like that American School staff is available to answer any questions or provide assistance along the way.  Finally, parents have often been impressed by our affordable cost and monthly payment plan which prevents financial concerns from getting in the way of an education.  No matter their reasons for enrolling, we are happy to have their children as our students and hope all American School dads have a great day on Sunday!

Summer Begins Saturday

It's June 18, and the official start of summer is just two days away.  School is usually the last thing on people's minds during the summer months, but now is a great time to work on American School classes.  Students in our independent study high school program take our online high school courses and high school correspondence courses over the summer to make up credits and begin the new school year on time with their classes.  Students who have decided to earn a high school diploma at home with us or enroll in our accredited middle school program often enjoy studying outside while the weather is nice.  No matter your educational goals, American School can help you achieve them, and the summer is a great time to get started.  Enroll today!

Online Exams Available in Modern Carpentry

Online exams are now available for students taking our paper-based Modern Carpentry course.  As we've noted in previous blogs, we try to make online exams available for our middle school and high school correspondence courses.  Students in our accredited middle school program and accredited high school program appreciate the convenience of learning their material by using books and study guides and then going online to take their exams.  We like giving our students this type of flexibility, and we want to give you the same flexibility too.  Enroll today in Modern Carpentry or any of our other courses and you'll receive a quality education, friendly service and the tools to be successful in college or the workforce. 

2020 Convention #12: FPEA Convention (Rescheduled Update)

This weekend American School planned to attend the Florida Parent Educators Association Convention at the Rosen Shingle Creek near Orlando, but after moving the event from May to June, the event now has been moved to July 23-25.  If we attend in July, we will have information about our general high school program and college preparatory program which students may use to earn a high school diploma at home.  We will also have information about our accredited middle school program and share with visitors how any of our accredited high school courses and middle school courses may be taken for enrichment.  Keep checking this blog for further convention updates.

Writing Respectful Emails

Today's blog is about writing respectful emails.  We understand that there might be some frustrating moments as you work through your accredited middle school program, accredited high school program or independent study high school program.  Those moments, however, are not an excuse for you to write an email to us that contains profanity.  We are under no obligation to reply to emails which include profanity or which do not respect our staff.  On the other hand, we are happy to assist you if you politely tell us your name, student number and specific problem you're having.  You can expect assistance within one business day, as is our policy when replying to emails.  Thank you for your cooperation. 

Better Business Bureau Reaccredits American School

American School is pleased to announce reaccreditation by the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois.  American School has been a BBB member since 1934, and we are proud of our 86-year affiliation with the Better Business Bureau.  We are also proud of our A+ Better Business Bureau Rating.  The A+ rating and our long history with the Better Business Bureau indicate that we are honest in our business dealings.  If you enroll in our accredited high school program, accredited middle school program or independent study high school program, you will get a quality education from a reputable business.  Get started by enrolling today!  

Today’s Anniversary: Wisconsin

It's May 29, and Wisconsin became a state on this date in 1848.  Wisconsin is our neighbor to the north, and some of you might be familiar with the friendly rivalry between Illinois and Wisconsin, particularly when it comes to sports matchups such as the Cubs vs. the Brewers in baseball and the Bears vs. the Packers in football.  In reality, American School loves the state of Wisconsin and visits it for a convention at least once a year.  There's nothing cheesy about the fine education services we provide to students in Dairyland and the 49 other states.  We offer a high school independent study program for credit recovery, a print or online high school diploma program for students in grades 9-12, an accredited middle school program for students in grades 6-8, and individual courses for anyone who wants to take them for personal enrichment.  We offer all of the above at an affordable cost and with exceptional personalized customer service.  With courses and services like those, there's no reason for us to Badger you about enrolling.  Get started today!

2020 Convention #13: THSC Called to Teach Convention The Woodlands (Cancelled)

This week American School was scheduled to attend the Texas Homeschool Coalition Called to Teach Convention in The Woodlands, but that convention has been cancelled.  We always enjoy attending this convention and were excited to share information about our accredited middle school program and accredited high school program with those who were traveling to the Houston area for this event.  We also would have had information about taking our courses on an individual basis to enrich an existing homeschool program, and we certainly would have had plenty of our promotional items to distribute as well.  We look forward to reetuning to The Woodlands in 2021, but in the meantime, we'd be happy to be your distance education high school or middle school.  Enroll today!