Testimonial Thursday

Today's Testimonial Thursday blog entry comes from Whitney from Arkansas, who writes, "Literature IV was good in its study guide’s clarity and diversity of reading materials.  I think that the books selected did a great job of covering different styles and themes.  There was something for any kind of reader.  My course with the American School has been an overall pleasant experience."  We thank Whitney for those words.  Students who take our high school correspondence courses en route to a correspondence high school diploma receive study materials from leading curriculum providers.  The same is true for students who take our online high school courses en route to an online high school diploma.  American School staff reviews curriculum material carefully and chooses the best option for our students.  We believe that our students deserve nothing but the best, and we'd like to offer you the best education too.  Get started by enrolling today! 

Today’s Anniversary: The Moon Landing

It's July 20, and on this date in 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the moon.  We celebrated the 50th anniversary of this event last year, but the event is such a milestone that it is worth celebrating every year.  American School is interested in helping you earn a high school diploma at home, which is a milestone for anyone of any age.  While it is true that most students who take our accredited high school courses are teenagers, our courses are open to everyone.  Sometimes people cannot graduate from high school at the traditional time.  Our online or correspondence high school diploma program can help.  We accept credits from other accredited institutions as transfer credits, so work completed years ago won't be in vain.  If you've always wanted to get your high school diploma, it's never too late to graduate.  Enroll today and by this time next year you may have a milestone of your own to celebrate! 

Today’s Birthday: Andre Agassi

It's April 29, and American School graduate Andre Agassi turns 50 years old today.  He won eight Grand Slam tennis tournament titles and is one of only a few men to complete the career Grand Slam, meaning that he won the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open at some point during his career.  Andre Agassi is one of several tennis players who have taken high school correspondence courses or online high school courses with us.  Athletes choose us because they can work on our courses whenever and wherever it is convenient for them.  We allow all students to work at their own pace and would be happy to serve you as you work to earn an online or correspondence high school diploma.  The ball is in your court.  Enroll with us today!

Scholarship Application Deadline Extended

Earlier today, American School's Board of Trustees unanimously decided to extend the deadline for submitting applications for this year's American School post-secondary scholarships.  Applications and other related materials now must be received by June 1.  The new deadline does not mean that American School will send applications to more students.  Rather, the new deadline gives those students who already were deemed eligible and who have already received applications more time to submit them, especially if the current pandemic has prevented them from completing their applications thus far.  We have already received several completed applications from those who earned a correspondence high school diploma or online high school diploma in 2019, and we look forward to receiving many more.  This summer, we will read and review the applications and award scholarships as we have done every year for more than eight decades.  Thank you for your patience, and please know how happy we are that you have decided to earn a high school diploma at home with American School.  We are happy to have you as our student and graduate! 

Today’s Special Occasion: St. Patrick’s Day

Today is St. Patrick's Day, and many American School employees are wearing green to celebrate.  With green as the color of the day, today is a great time to talk about another kind of green–money.  As a non-profit distance education high school, American School is able to keep cost to an absolute minimum.  You can earn a high school diploma at home for as little as $140 a month.  A full 20-unit correspondence high school diploma or online high school diploma costs $3600 or $900 per year.  If you have previous credit from an accredited high school, your cost will likely be much lower.  An accredited middle school program of 15 courses costs $2700 or $900 per year, and monthly payment plans are available.  Individual courses taken for enrichment or credit recovery typically cost between $250 and $300.   If you want to save some green while while getting a quality education, you don't need the luck of the Irish to do that!  Enroll in American School today!

American School Celebrates Boss’s Day

Yesterday was Boss's Day, and some American School employees took time to thank their immediate supervisors for their hard work throughout the year.  Like every other company, we have a corporate hierarchy.  We have a board of trustees, a president, an executive vice-president, a treasurer, and an educational director in prime exceutive roles.  They are assisted by others who supervise staff members in various departments.  No matter what position each staff member holds, we are all committed to offering you a quality education at an affordable cost whether you're in our accredited middle school program, taking print or online high school courses to earn a high school diploma at home, or taking individual subjects through our high school independent study program.  Perhaps best of all, our flexible structure and payment plan allows you to be your own boss and work when and where you want.  After you earn your online or correspondence high school diploma, you'll make more money than those without a diploma, so why not enroll today!    

Christopher Paolini to Appear in Missouri and Michigan

American School graduate and best-selling author Christopher Paolini will make appearances at two Barnes and Noble bookstores in Missouri and Michigan this fall.  Tomorrow, Saturday, September 14, he will be in Springfield, Missouri, at 3 p.m., and on Friday, October 11, he will be in Grand Rapids, Michigan, at 6:30 p.m.  Click here for more information.  We are proud to call Christopher one of our graduates.  He completed a correspondence high school diploma program at age 15 and has gone on to become a successful science fiction author.  In fact, one of his books even was turned into a feature film!  A few years ago, Christopher visited our building, and we were happy to spend time with him.  We always enjoy meeting our students and graduates, whether they take online high school courses, online middle school courses or our traditional print courses.  If you're near Springfield or Grand Rapids and would like to meet a fellow American School student, we encourage you to visit Christopher Paolini at his book appearances.  We are happy to count him–and you–among our students and graduates!   

American School Celebrates College Colors Day

It's August 30, and today is College Colors Day.  Many American School employees are showing school spirit on this day which celebrates the start of the college football season.  It's quite possible American School graduates will be in the stands at college football games across the country because earning a online high school diploma or correspondence high school diploma from American School has the same merit and value as a diploma from a traditional school.  That means our students are accepted into colleges and universities in all 50 states provided they meet the admissions requirements of a specific school.  Schools look for a combination of academic ability and extracurricular activities, and we are happy to supply you with transcripts and other records needed to help with the college admissions process.  The first transcript is free, and there is a modest fee for each additional transcript.  In addition, we have a full-time school counselor who is happy to help you get into the college of your choice.  We are happy you decided to earn a high school diploma at home with us, and if you haven't kicked off your studies with us, we invite you to enroll today!   

Today’s Anniversary: The Panama Canal

It's August 15, and the Panama Canal opened on this date in 1914.  Before the Panama Canal opened, sailors had to go around Cape Horn on the southern end of South America if they wanted to go from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean or vice versa.  The Panama Canal provided a shortcut and dramatically cut down on travel times.  As nice as the Panama Canal and other shortcuts are, we don't recommend taking shortcuts when it comes to your accredited high school courses or courses in your accredited middle school program.  American School has an honor system which we expect students to follow.  It is permissible to work with others, but all exam answers must be your own.  There are penalties in place for those students who are caught cheating, so don't do it.  Instead, you may write, call or email your instructor for assistance.  All of us want to help you do your best and do your work honestly.  When you do that, your online high school diploma or correspondence high school diploma will mean more to you.

Mary Pierce Joins International Tennis Hall of Fame

American School graduate Mary Pierce was recently inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island.  In her career she won the Australian Open and French Open and was runner-up in four other Grand Slam tournaments.  We are proud to call her our graduate, and to this day an autographed picture of her in a cap and gown holding her correspondence high school diploma from American School is posted in our office.  When Mary was our student, we didn't have online high school courses so students couldn't earn an online high school diploma, but now those are options for students who want to earn a high school diploma at home.  We are proud of Mary and her Hall of Fame career, but a good high school education can help you become a Hall of Famer in whatever career you choose to pursue.  Take the first step and enroll today!