Reminder About Our Academic Programs

We're happy to be a leading distance education high school and middle school, but sometimes people don't realize what that entails.  Today's blog should help.  We offer a correspondence high school diploma program and an online high school diploma program.  Enrolling in either of these programs results in students earning our accredited high school diploma.  Because we are accredited, our diploma carries the same merit and value as a diploma from a traditional public or private school, and we accept students of all ages into our high school diploma programs.  Those students can choose from a general high school program if they wish to join the workforce immediately after graduating or a college preparatory program if they wish to attend college after graduating.  If you don't want or need to earn our diploma, you may take individual courses with us through our independent study high school program or independent study middle school program and earn credit toward your work at another school.  You can also take individual courses to enrich an existing homeschool program.  Whether you need 1 course or 18, whether you're homeschooled or attend a traditional school, American School has the courses you need at a cost you can afford.  Consider enrolling today!     

Today’s Anniversary: The Telephone

It's March 7, and Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for the telephone on this date in 1876.  Though we use email to communicate with students in our general high school program, college preparatory program, independent study high school program and accredited middle school program more than ever before, we definitely are available to assist our students via telephone.  Call us at 708-418-2800 or 866-260-7221 and we'll be happy to assist you.  We're open from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday, but if we miss you and you leave a message, we'll return your call the next business day.  Thank you for allowing us to serve you!

Today’s Special Occasion: Valentine’s Day

It's February 14, and today is Valentine's Day.  It's the perfect occasion to tell you some of the things our students love about us.  Many of them like that we offer online high school courses and high school correspondence courses.  Others like that we have a general high school diploma program and a college preparatory program for students in grades 9-12.  Still others like that we have an accredited middle school program.  What people seem to love most, though, is that we offer students the ability to work at their own pace.  Students can work slowly in one subject if they need more time or move faster in a subject they master quickly.  It's entirely up to them.  Along the way, they'll have the support of our entire staff, including instructors who are highly qualified in their fields.  We're confident you'll love our school as much as we'll love having you as our student.  Show us some love and enroll today!

Today’s Birthday: Sir Isaac Newton

It's January 4, and Sir Isaac Newton was born on this date in 1643.  He was a philosopher and mathematician but is perhaps best known as a physicist.  American School is proud to offer a paper-based Physics course and an online Physics course where you can learn about Newton's work with gravity and much more.  These courses would be a great addition to your college preparatory program or independent study high school program, but please note that each course has its own prerequisites.  Some of our courses have prerequisites because they are more advanced.  We want to make sure you are in a good position to succeed in these courses, which is why we have prerequisites in place before students can enroll in them.  We're one of the distance education high schools which care about students' welfare, and we look forward to having you as our student after you complete the enrollment process.  

American School at 120 (Part 5)

As we conclude our look at 120 years of American School history in advance of our 120th anniversary this coming Sunday, December 17, we can't help but thank the most important people in the last 12 decades–our students.  Whether they complete a general high school or college preparatory program or enroll in our correspondence or online high school diploma program or enroll in our independent study programs, we're happy to have them as our students.  We strive to offer the best educational experience possible, and we have exciting things planned as we head into our next decade.  Soon we'll have paper-based middle school courses, a new web site, and new academic programs.  We're proud of our past and ready for a bright future.  To be a part of one of the oldest and best distance learning schools, enroll today.  We'd be proud to have you as our student and prepare you for a bright future of your own. 

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!

Kind Words from a Recent Graduate

Recently we received the following email from a student who recently completed our college preparatory program and earned a correspondence high school diploma.  "Hello, I noticed my exams are all graded since yesterday and finally completed AS.  Aside from this probably being the last email I send and just wanted to thank AS school all together, instructors/student dept staff/President office, etc for all those wonderful years and support-and what I learned (which I wouldn't had been able to with the traditional HS). I'm very proud of having AS as the HS I graduated for the rest of my life."  We are very grateful for those words and proud to count this student among our many graduates who chose to earn a high school diploma at home.  The same can happen to you if you choose to enroll today.

Today’s Special Occasion: Uranus in Opposition

It's October 19, and tonight the planet Uranus will be in opposition.  That means Earth in its orbit is exactly in between Uranus in its orbit and the main start of our solar system, the Sun.  In practical terms, Uranus in opposition means that you could see Uranus in the sky with the naked eye.  It'll look blue or green and be in the southeast sky.  Using binoculars or a telescope to view Uranus would enhance your experience, and taking our online Astronomy course would enhance your education.  We offer a wide variety of online high school courses, high school correspondence courses and online middle school courses.  Take them as part of a general high school or college preparatory program and earn a high school diploma at home, or take them individually for enrichment or credit recovery.  We look forward to helping you become a star after you enroll with us! 

NACAC Hosts Chicago National College Fair

The National Assocation for College Admission Counseling will host the Chicago National College Fair this Saturday, October 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in McCormick Place's Hall C1-North Building.  Students who earn a high school diploma at home with American School often go on to attend many prestigious schools, but sometimes finding the right school can be challenging.  The NACAC College Fair is a great opportunity for students in our college preparatory program to meet with representatives from colleges and universities across the country and find the school that is best for them.  We encourage our students to attend this event or a similar college fair in a town near you.