American School’s Australian Open Championship Tradition

We've been following Caroline Wozniacki's run to the Australian Open final for the better part of two weeks, but if she wins the championship tomorrow, she won't be the first American School student to overcome all foes and win a Grand Slam event Down Under.  Andre Agassi won the men's singles event in 1995, 2000, 2001 and 2003, and Mary Pierce won the women's singles event in 1995 before adding a runner-up finish in 1997.  We're proud of Caroline, Andre and Mary, but we're proud of all of our students.  They're all part of a special kind of championship tradition that stems from our 121 years as a leading distance education high school.  When we started, no one could've imagined that we'd offer an online high school diploma for adults or children, and yet many people have earned our online high school diploma since we started offering that program a few years ago.  Of course, we're proud to offer a correspondence high school diploma program too, and later this year our accredited middle school program will consist of online and paper-based courses.  We'd be honored to include you join our tradition of excellence, and you can get started by enrolling today!  


Caroline Wozniacki Advances at Australian Open

Moments ago our student Caroline Wozniacki won her third round match at the Australian Open with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Kiki Bertens.  Next up is a fourth round match on Sunday against Magdalena Rybarikova.  Check out our blog on Monday to find out how she did.  Caroline is in search of her first Grand Slam title, and perhaps you're in search of something major for yourself or a family member or friend.  Earning an accredited correspondence high school diploma or online high school diploma is a huge accomplishment.  Enrolling in an accredited middle school program can give you a great foundation on which to build in grades 9-12.  American School offers the courses you need at a cost you can afford.  Enroll today and you'll likely have your first courses by the time the Australian Open concludes next weekend.

Enter the Doodle 4 Google Contest

Students are invited to enter this year's Doodle 4 Google contest by clicking on the link in this blog.  We do our best to inform students of such contests and encourage them to enter as many contests and competitions as possible.  Perhaps some of you found this blog by using Google or another search engine.  Maybe you're looking for an online high school diploma or a correspondence high school diploma.  Perhaps you're interested in accredited high school courses online or on paper.  Maybe you're looking for an accredited middle school program.  No matter your situation, we're glad you found us, and we hope we can be of service to you.  Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.  We'll reply within one business day. 

Today’s Anniversary: The iPhone

It's January 9, and the original iPhone was introduced on this date in 2007.  Once upon a time people used phones strictly for talking to someone in a different location, but as we all know, today's phones can do just about everything.  One of our goals for 2018 is to debut a new web site that will be easier to view on your iPhone or other mobile device.  We know how important it is for you to access your online high school courses and online middle school courses from almost anywhere, and we're hopeful that the new web site will help.  Some people use our web site to access our online student center and get their latest academic information, but you can still call us to receive that information as well.  We're happy to offer a correspondence high school diploma program and telephone assistance to those people who desire them.  It's another example of how we are your school of choice in 2018 and beyond!

Today’s Anniversary: The Golden Gate Bridge

It's January 5, and construction on the Golden Gate Bridge began on this date in 1933.  You may think of the American School as a bridge from your current life to the life you've always wanted.  Studies have shown that high school graduates are more successful than those who never graduated from high school.  We offer an online high school diploma for adults or children in addition to a correspondence high school diploma.  Both consist of 18 units of credit, and monthly payment plans are available to make an already cost-effective tuition even more affordable.  Over the years we've helped more than 3 million people earn a high school diploma at home, and we want to include you in that number.  Enroll today and take the first step across the bridge to your bright future.

Today’s Anniversary: Iowa

It's December 28, and Iowa became a state on this date in 1846.  We have students in all 50 states and attend conventions in many states around the country each year, but to our knowledge, we've never attended a convention in the Hawkeye State.  Will that change in 2018?  You'll have to wait and see.  We've been busy finalizing our 2018 convention schedule which begins in February, and we'll share details soon.  We enjoy traveling and introducing people to our online high school diploma program, correspondence high school diploma program and independent study high school program.  We also like sharing news about our accredited middle school program which will expand in 2018.  Hopefully you can join us next year at a convention.  We'd love to meet you and help you or a family member get enrolled with American School!

Today’s Special Occasion: Boxing Day

It's December 26, and today is Boxing Day, a holiday observed in many countries but not in the United States.  As you might expect, American School goes through a LOT of boxes shipping high school correspondence courses to our students, but we're happy to ship books and study materials to all 50 states and more than 65 countries around the world, including many countries which celebrate Boxing Day today.  Some students receive boxes of books to complete a correspondence high school diploma program, while others receive smaller boxes because they are taking one or two high school independent study courses.  If you're worried about attending a distance education high school, think outside the box and enroll today.  Your first box of courses will arrive shortly, and we'll be happy to have you as our student!   

Today’s Anniversary: The Louisiana Purchase

It's December 20, and the Louisiana Purchase was completed on this date in 1803.  The land acquired in the deal nearly doubled the size of the United States and is regarded as one of the best purchases in history.  You can make a great purchase of your own by enrolling with us.  We offer a correspondence high school diploma program and an online high school diploma for adults or children.  We also offer individual high school or middle school courses for credit recovery or enrichment.  Let us be your school of choice.  Enroll today! 

American School at 120 (Part 3)

As we continue to celebrate our 120th anniversary, it's worth mentioning some of the educational organizations which we founded or with which we have been members over the years, as well as an example of how we help our students after they've graduated.  We were a charter member of the National Home Study Council.  We helped members of the United States Military during World War 2.  When the North Central Association accredited us, we became the first private home study high school to earn accreditation by a regional accrediting body.  When the Illinois State Board of Education recognized us, we became the first home-study school to receive such recognition.  We mention these organizations not to pat ourselves on the back but to give our students the comfort of knowing they are enrolled in an accredited high school program or accredited middle school program.  We take our accreditations and recognitions very seriously.  We also take our scholarship program seriously.  We've awarded scholarships to those who have earned our correspondence high school diploma or online high school diploma each year since 1938, and the scholarship meeting is one of the highlights of our year.  Check back tomorrow for more highlights of American School's 120 years of service!

Today’s Special Occasion: Cyber Monday

Today is Cyber Monday, the day that online retailers often give great deals to their customers.  The best deal you can give yourself today is to become an American School student.  Studies have shown that people who earn an online high school diploma or correspondence high school diploma make more money in their careers than people who did not complete an accredited high school program.  We offer a high school diploma online for adults or children as well as a diploma comprised of high school correspondence courses.  We also offer academic and dollar credit for courses completed at other accredited schools and provide excellent service to our students.  Make this Cyber Monday one to remember by enrolling and becoming our student!