Testimonial Thursday

Today we have a testimonial from a graduate who lived in Wisconsin at the time he was a student with us.  He writes, "Hello American School.  I've been meaning to send an update email for a while.  I graduated in 2005, attended hometown university for a couple years, UW Fox Valley, and then double-majored in programmer analyst/network infrastructure at the local community college for a couple years after that.  I've never received a degree, but it turns out I'm making 100K+ before I'm 30.  American School was the first major stepping stone on this journey.  My high school put me in night school in the middle of my first semester sophomore year, and I got straight A's in all my core classes, except biology, which, long story short, it was the second quarter, I had a 12% in the class, even though I had A's on the tests, but there was no working with the instructor/it was too late to change anything.  As such, since the deal I made was to pass all my core classes, the principal was looking forward to expelling me.  I tried to work with him, I described the situation, and even at the endorsement of my three other class teachers — whose instruction I was not even receiving but doing phenomenal work — top of the class, the expulsion was going to happen anyway.  And this is where American School became my alternative.  Having the flexible schedule correspondence education allows, but mostly getting a real high school diploma, not a G.E.D., and a diploma with college prep classes even… I've just been meaning to send a thank you and just a general update for a while.  Not sure what the statistics out there are for American School graduates, but with your accreditation & program structure, I was able to educate myself, had the credentials to get into universities — I'm actually enrolled at UVU now for dance classes — apparently the dance program out here is amazing — and I wound up out here for work, and with the university education and the tech school education, I was able to get real jobs in my field, and, with luck and hard work, I'm not Monopoly-MoneyBags, only because I don't apply myself which is a problem I've been struggling with my entire life, but with American School's help I was able to break the chain of abuse and of poverty with which I thought I was forever doomed to struggle.  I just wanted to say thank you, and I hope this message finds you well.  Thank you so much."  We were touched by this letter which shows that our accredited high school courses and accredited high school program make real differences in our students' lives.  No matter your situation, you can benefit from the best online high school courses and high school correspondence courses.  Enroll today!


Today’s Special Occasion: May Day

It's May 1, sometimes referred to as May Day.  The phrase "mayday!" is often a cry for help in times of great distress, and maybe you've been in distress when it comes to your education.  Perhaps you dropped out of high school years ago and are now interested in an online high school diploma for adults or an accredited high school program made up of high school correspondence courses.  Maybe you're in desperate need of some of the best online high school courses or paper-based high school courses to make up credits and graduate on time with your class.  Either way, American School has the accredited courses you need at a cost you can afford.  Visit our enrollment page to learn more!

American School on 2017 Ultimate Homeschool Curriculum List

American School is proud to appear on the 2017 Ultimate Homeschool Curriculum List.  The list is a great resource for people looking for information on the best online high school courses and high school correspondence courses, as well as the best online middle school courses and middle school correspondence courses.  We're looking forward to adding more middle school and high school courses to our curriculum later this year, so check this blog and our Facebook and Twitter pages often for updates.  We enjoy getting you track to earn a high school diploma at home!   

Today’s Special Occasions: National Pizza Day and National Bagel Day

It's February 9, and today we're celebrating National Pizza Day and National Bagel Day.  The toppings for pizzas and flavors for bagels are virtually endless, and the same is true for our course offerings and delivery methods.  We offer the best online high school courses, high school correspondence courses and online middle school courses.  You can take individual courses for credit recovery or enrichment or enroll in a full-year accredited middle school program or a correspondence or online high school diploma program.  No one offers a better variety of courses than we do.  Sausage and pepperoni may be traditional pizza toppings, and cinnamon raisin and blueberry may be traditional bagel flavors, so you're probably not surprised we offer traditional courses such as English, math, science and social studies.  But maybe you like pineapple and anchovies on your pizza and prefer jalapeno or everything bagels.  We've got your style covered too because we offer a variety of career, fine arts and world language courses that you can use to add some zing to your education.  If you're planning on ordering a pizza or some bagels today, why not order some courses from us too?  Enroll today!

Today’s Special Occasion: Safer Internet Day

Today is Safer Internet Day, so it's the perfect opportunity for us to tell you how we safeguard your data and ensure your safety when you take online middle school courses or online high school courses with us.  Our students access the best online high school courses and online middle school courses through at least one password-protected site and sometimes two password-protected sites.  If they don't access their courses directly, they can access them through our online student center, which is available to all students, even those who take high school correspondence courses.  The online student center is a secure portal that gives students and guarantors access to student records, grades, payment information and much more.  The site is totally safe, and your personal information will not be compromised or shared with anyone.  We are happy to do our part to make the Internet safer for everyone, especially our students!

Today’s Anniversary: The Fair Deal

It's January 5, and on this date in 1949, President Harry Truman introduced his Fair Deal program.  Last year when we attended a convention in Kansas City, we had a chance to visit the Truman Library in Independence, Missouri, where visitors like us come from all around the country to learn more about President Truman and his programs such as the Fair Deal.  You'll get a different kind of fair deal after you enroll and become our student.  We offer the best online high school courses, high school correspondence courses and online middle school courses that we can find, but we do so at the most affordable cost possible.  Included in that affordable cost is caring student service and more than a century of credibility in distance education.  This is a fair deal that won't expire, so we look forward to having you or a family member as our student whenever you are ready to enroll. 

American School Holiday Schedule

American School will close at 12 noon on Friday, December 23 and remain closed on Monday, December 26.  We also will be closed Monday, January 2.  We will have normal business hours from Tuesday, December 27 to Friday, December 30 and from Tuesday, January 3 forward.  We are grateful that so many of you have enrolled in our correspondence high school diploma program or are trying to earn an online high school diploma for adults or children.  Our students receive best online high school courses and online middle school courses as well as the best high school correspondence courses, all at a reasonable cost.  We wish all of you a great holiday season and look forward to making 2017 a successful year for you and your families.

Indiana Celebrates Bicentennial of Statehood

It's December 12, and yesterday the state of Indiana celebrated its bicentennial.  Indiana has been our neighbor since we moved to Chicagoland in the early 20th century, and many of our employees live in the Hoosier State.  More importantly, we're happy to have many Hoosiers as our students.  Some enroll in our online high school diploma program.  Others enroll in our accredited high school program and take paper-based courses.  Still others take online middle school courses as part of our accredited middle school program.  Finally, others take the best online high school courses or high school correspondence courses on an individual basis for credit recovery or enrichment.  No matter where you live, we'd be happy to have you as our student as well.  Enroll today!  

Today’s Birthday: Roger Apery

It's November 14, and French mathematician Roger Apery is among the very important people who would've turned 100 years old today.  We have many mathematics courses among our online high school courses and high school correspondence courses, from beginning math courses all the way to courses that will help you get a head start on the type of math courses you may take in college.  We're proud to offer the best online high school courses and best high school correspondence courses in all subject areas, and when you look at the variety of our courses along with our cost and credibility and caring student service, it all adds up to a great deal for you and your family.  Enroll today!

Reminder About Homeschoolers and School Activities

This recent news story about legislation in Kentucky is a good reminder that each state has its own laws regarding homeschoolers' participation in sports and other school activities.  While you're an American School student working to earn a high school school diploma at home consisting of the best online high school courses or high school correspondence courses we have to offer, check with your local public to private high school to see if you can participate in the extracurricular activities it offers.  Don't be discouraged if you cannot.  There are many other outlets in your community that can give you the opportunity to showcase your talents.  Whether you can participate in school activities or not, we are happy to have you as an American School student!