American School at 120 (Part 4)

As American School has evolved over the years to offer accredited online high school courses and online middle school courses to go along with its existing high school correspondence courses, we should recognize certain American School employees who had large roles in making that evolution possible.  Earlier this week we discussed R.T. Miller.  He led American School until 1945, when James McKinney became president.  He was followed by C.M. Elliott, W.K. Lasher, William Wright, William Hunding and Gary Masterton.  When Gary retired earlier this year, Valerie Riley became the first woman to serve as president, though she is not the first woman to have had an enormous impact on the American School.  Mary McKeown (pictured below) served the American School in some capacity for 75 years, starting as an instructor and working her way up to become principal, educational director and trustee.  Roberta Allen was guidance counselor, curriculum director and remains a trustee to this day.  She is joined on the board of trustees by John Kemp, Leslie Ballard, Gary Masterton, John McCulley and Cher Tufly.  Together the trustees are responsible for the American School.  Those of us who work here are grateful to them and all American School employees past and present who perform good work to serve our students. 

Today’s Anniversary: PBS

It's October 5, and on this date in 1970, the Public Broadcasting Service, better known as PBS, began operations.  PBS airs educational programming for people of all ages, starting with shows like Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and Sesame Street and continuing with such things as documentaries on science, history and more.  Our accredited online high school courses and high school correspondence courses can teach you many things, but PBS is one of many places to go if you're looking for more information about a specific subject or topic.    

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!

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: Helium

It's August 18, and French scientist Pierre Jules Janseen discovered helium on this date in 1868.  You can learn more about this element by taking some of our science courses.  They're available as accredited online high school courses or accredited high school correspondence courses.  Take them individually through our independent study high school program, or take them as part of our correspondence or online high school diploma program.  Either way, we look forward to you blowing up balloons with helium to celebrate graduating from high school!  

American School Closing Today at Noon

American School will close at noon today for a company event.  If you wish to enroll or have questions about our accredited online high school courses, accredited high school correspondence courses, or accredited online middle school courses, don't let today's schedule deter you.  You can enroll online or email us your questions and your request will be answered when we reopen with our regular business hours tomorrow.  Thank you for choosing us!

Today’s Special Occasion: Administrative Professionals Day

It's April 26, and today is Administrative Professionals Day.  We wish to thank all of our administrative professionals who perform so many tasks that benefit our students.  They help ensure that students can earn a high school diploma at home by taking accredited online high school courses and high school correspondence courses.  They also help with online middle school courses and process requests for books, transcripts and much more.  We're grateful for everything they do for us and our students!

Today’s Special Occasion: The NCAA Tournament

It's March 16, and today the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament begins in earnest.  From time to time people will ask us if our accredited high school courses are NCAA-approved, and sadly the answer is no.  More information is on our FAQ page.  That doesn't mean we're not trying to get NCAA approval for our online high school courses and high school correspondence courses.  It is our hope that a review of our accredited online high school courses and traditional paper-based high school courses will result in NCAA approval, perhaps as early as 2018.  It is important to us to be able to serve all high school students who wish to go on and play sports at the college level, and we will work hard to make that a reality.

 

Today’s Special Occasion: Fat Tuesday

It's February 28, and today is Fat Tuesday.  Many of us will be having paczki, but while we fatten up on those, we encourage you to fatten up your mind instead of your waistline.  We offer accredited online high school courses and online middle school courses as well as accredited high school correspondence courses.  You may take them individually as part of an independent study high school program or to enrich an existing homeschool program, or take them collectively as part of an accredited high school program or accredited middle school program which allows you to complete a whole grade level and ultimately earn a high school diploma at home.  Just as paczki come in many flavors, so do our courses.  We offer courses in traditional subject areas like English, math, science and social studies, as well as speciality areas such as career, fine arts and world language.  We offer something for everyone, so enroll today!

Today’s Special Occasion: Friday the 13th

It's January 13, and it's also a Friday, so today's blog is about Friday the 13th.  It's been an infamous date associated with bad luck, but it doesn't have to be.  You can make Friday the 13th memorable by enrolling and becoming our student.  There's nothing scary about becoming our student.  We offer accredited high school courses as part of an online high school diploma program or a correspondence high school diploma program.  You can also take individual accredited online high school courses or accredited high school correspondence courses for credit recovery or enrichment.  Don't forget about our online middle school courses and accredited middle school program either!  Along the way you'll get caring student service at an affordable cost from a school with 120 years of credibility.  We look forward to having you or a family member as our student!