New Duplicate Diploma Request Form Available

If you have completed our print or online high school diploma program and earned a print or online high school diploma with us but no longer have a copy of your diploma, you can request a duplicate using this duplicate diploma request form.  Each duplicate diploma costs $25 and does not include a case or tassel.  The request form and payment must be received before we send your duplicate diploma to you.  Thank you for your cooperation and for making us your distance education high school!  

American School Class Jewelry

If you read yesterday's blog, you know we're doing a series of blogs about American School merchandise available from Jostens.  We do not sell these items directly or profit from them, but there is a way for you to get graduation products, class jewelry and other merchandise online.  Today's blog will focus on class jewelry.  For years class rings have been a source of pride and accomplishment for students and graduates, but as times and tastes have changed, other forms of jewelry have become popular.  If you wish to show your American School pride, you may wish to consider purchasing some of the items in the links we've included in this blog.  We are proud you've chosen us as your distance education high school or middle school, and if you enjoy your accredited high school program or accredited middle school program, we'd appreciate you telling a friend or family member too.  Check back tomorrow for the final installment of our American School merchandise blogs. 

2019 Convention #11: OCHEC Convention

As has been the case several times so far in 2019, this weekend we're attending two conventions.  The first is the Oklahoma Home Educators Convention in Oklahoma City.  We'll be at the Cox Convention Center on May 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on May 3 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Stop by and learn about our print or online college preparatory program and our print or online general high school program, both of which lead to a student earning an accredited high school diploma.  We'll also have information about our accredited middle school program and are happy to share how families take our courses on an individual basis to supplement an existing homeschool program.  We hope that you'll see us sooner or later in the Sooner State and decide to make us your distance education high school or middle school.  Check back later this week to learn where else we're headed this weekend.

BBB Embody Integrity Scholarship

Today's blog features the Embody Integrity Scholarship Contest sponsored by the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois.  Click the link above for eligibility and submission requirements.  If you are not eligible for this particular scholarship, be on the lookout for other scholarship opportunities in your local area.  Regardless of the dollar amount awarded, every scholarship can be helpful to you.  Winning several smaller scholarships can have the same financial impact as winning one or two larger scholarships, so we encourage our students in our accredited high school program who plan to earn a high school diploma at home to apply for as many scholarships as possible.  The American School has had a long-standing relationship with the Better Business Bureau, and we strive to uphold their high standards in everything we do.  We appreciate you giving us the opportunity to serve you as your distance education high school and middle school! 

2019 Convention #10: Midwest Homeschool Convention

Yesterday's blog announced our presence at the NCEA Convention in Chicago in late April, but we're headed to the Queen City that same week.  Come see us at the Midwest Homeschool Convention at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati from April 25-27.  We'll be in booth 1018 on April 25 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; on April 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; and on April 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.  As usual we'll have information about our general high school program and college preparatory program for students in grades 9-12 and our paper and online middle school courses for students in grades 6-8.  We'll have applications for full-year programs and individual subjects on site, and of course we'll bring along some of our famous promotional items as well.  We'd love the opportunity to become your distance education high school or middle school, so stop by and say hello.  We'll be just a long home run away from Great American Ball Park, and we think you'll find the American School to be great as well!

Testimonial Thursday

Today we have another testimonial from one of our students.  Yazmin from Illinois writes, "The textbooks and study guides are great.  It’s great that when we do self-check tests, we can check our answers to make sure we get them right.  The instructors’ comments on our exams are very encouraging too."  We thank Yazmin for those words.  We might be a distance education high school and middle school, but we try to make education as personal as possible.  That's why our instructors write detailed comments on exams as Yazmin said.  We also try to make it affordable.  Textbooks, study guides and all other study materials are included in the cost of tuition for our middle school and high school correspondence courses.  Tuition for our online middle school courses and online high school courses includes full access to course materials as well.  We look forward to making you a satisfied customer, but the only way to do that is if you enroll, so consider getting started today!

American School Introduces New Seal

We're starting off a new week of blogs by unveiling a new seal.  This is our previous seal:

but going forward we will use this seal:

On first glance, you may not notice the difference, but take a closer look.  We removed the word "chartered" and put the word "established" in its place.  Charter schools do good work for students across the country, but we are not a charter school ourselves.  To avoid confusion and to remind people that we've been around since 1897, we changed our seal.  We believe education is the key to success, and we are happy to offer an accredited middle school program, an accredited high school program and an independent study high school program to students who take our courses.  We are happy to be your school of choice and your distance education high school and middle school.  Look for our new seal to appear in multiple locations in the coming months, including enrollment applications, our new web site, and perhaps the diploma you will earn after you enroll with us!

Testimonial Thursday

Today's Testimonial Thursday post comes from Latice from Michigan, who writes, "I would like to thank the American School for working with me and helping me get the credits that I needed.  I would also like to say that the American School didn’t just help me with school.  It helped me with life lessons and will help me overcome many obstacles that will come my way."  We thank Latice for that testimonial, and we are happy to have her as part of our accredited high school program.  One of the life lessons we offer students who come to our distance education high school is asking them to take responsibility for their education.  We give students great freedom and allow them to work when and where it is convenient for them, but students need to show initiative and take ownership of their education.  We are here to help if needed, but if students want to earn a high school diploma at home, it's up to them to make the first move and keep going.  You can make the first move and take ownership of your high school education by enrolling with us today! 

2019 Convention #2: Texas Homeschool Convention

This week we're heading to the Lone Star State for our second convention of 2019.  Come see us at the Texas Homeschool Convention at the Fort Worth Convention Center.  We'll be there Thursday, March 7, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, March 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; and Saturday, March 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.  As usual we'll have information about our general high school program and college preparatory program for students in grades 9-12 and our paper and online middle school courses for students in grades 6-8.  We'll have applications for full-year programs and individual subjects on site, and of course we'll bring along some of our famous promotional items as well.  Stop by booth 109 and say hello.  We'd love for you to make us your distance education high school or middle school!

Today’s Birthday: George Washington

It's February 22, and George Washington was born on this date in 1732.  Since he is sometimes referred to as the father of our country, we thought it would be appropriate to talk about someone who might be referred to as the father of American School, and that's our founder, R.T. Miller.  He and a group of his friends founded American School in 1897 in Boston, and, although he was a visionary when it came to making home education available to people who had to work during the day, R.T. Miller himself probably could not have envisioned what American School would become.  Today we are a leading distance education high school offering accredited high school correspondence courses and accredited online high school courses.  We're also proud to offer an accredited middle school program as well.  Take the first step toward accomplishing something great and enroll today!