American School Closed Friday, September 15

American School will be closed on Friday, September 15.  We expect to reopen with normal business hours on Monday, September 18.  We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we work to become an even better distance education high school and distance education middle school.  Although our office will be closed on Friday, we encourage our students to continue working on their online middle school courses, online high school courses and high school correspondence courses.  We are grateful to have you as our students and enjoy serving you!

Caroline Wozniacki’s U.S. Open Run Ends

American School student Caroline Wozniacki couldn't duplicate her 2016 run to the U.S. Open semifinals as she fell 6-2, 6-7, 6-1 to Ekaterina Makarova in the second round of this year's event.  Although her Grand Slam season is over, her 2017 season is not finished.  She has reached the finals in five tournaments this year and has several more chances to win a WTA title before 2018 arrives.  We are proud of Caroline and all of our students who are working to earn a high school diploma at home.  Whether you take high school correspondence courses or online high school courses, we're happy to have you as part of our distance education high school! 

Caroline Wozniacki Set for U.S. Open

American School student Caroline Wozniacki is seeded 5th in this year's U.S. Open.  The tournament begins Monday in New York City, and we'll have updates on her progress throughout the event.  She continues the long tradition of American School students and graduates competing in one of the biggest tennis tournaments of the year.  American School graduate Andre Agassi is a 2-time champion, while fellow graduate Mary Pierce was a runner-up.  Caroline, Andre and Mary chose us as their distance education high school because we offer a wide variety of high school correspondence courses and online high school courses and the flexibility to work when you can wherever you are.  We wish Caroline the best in this year's event and hopes that she becomes a Grand Slam champion early next month.

Today’s Anniversary: The Telegraph

It's August 9, and on this date in 1892, Thomas Edison received a patent for a two-way telegraph.  That got us thinking about all the different ways we communicate with our students.  When we first started as a distance education high school, communication was strictly by telephone and letter.  Those are still valid forms of communication, but now students, parents and school officials communicate with us via email, and students in online middle school courses and online high school courses can communicate with their instructors through messaging systems embedded within those courses.  We do our best to reply to every inquiry within one business day.  It's part of the caring student service that has become one of our hallmarks!

American School Welcomes Board of Trustees

Today our Board of Trustees is in our building for a series of meetings.  We're grateful to the trustees for their leadership and willingness to assist us as we strive to become the best distance education high school and distance education middle school in the world.  Our trustees look at American School in its entirety, from our accredited high school program and accredited middle school program and the courses offered in each all the way to our finances and physical plant and much more.  We look forward to putting their ideas and policies into practice so that American School can always grow and become a better school that serves students of all backgrounds all around the world. 

Today’s Birthday: Ford Motor Company

It's June 16, and on this date in 1903, the Ford Motor Company was incorporated.  This blog does not endorse one automobile maker over another, but it's worth noting that American School is six years older than Ford, and many people think Ford has been around forever.  We were founded in 1897 and have been a top distance education high school for most of our existence.  Students enroll in our accredited high school program and ultimately earn our accredited high school dipoma, or they take individual courses such as Automotive Systems for credit recovery or enrichment.  We also offer an accredited middle school program for students in grades 6-8.  If you're ready to start your engines and begin your courses, we encourage you to enroll today!     

Today’s Special Occasion: Flag Day

It's June 14, and we're celebrating Flag Day.  As you might imagine, with the word American in our name, we're proud to fly the flag outside of our distance education high school offices.  We're proud to live in a country that grants its citizens many freedoms, including the choice to attend school wherever they choose.  We offer an online high school diploma program and a correspondence high school diploma program for students in grades 9-12.  We also offer an accredited middle school program for students in grades 6-8.  It is our hope that one day you'll display your American School diploma as proudly as you display the American flag.  Enroll today!


Today’s Anniversary: D-Day

It's June 6, the 73nd anniversary of D-Day, a turning point in World War 2.  While few things can top the heroic acts of the Allied forces on that day, you can have your own personal D-Day of sorts after you enroll and become our student.  The term "D-Day" has become synonymous with making an important decision that will have lasting impact.  Deciding to earn a high school diploma at home can be one of those occasions.  We invite you to be part of our high school diploma program or our accredited middle school program.  You can even take individual online or paper-based courses to recover credits or enhance an existing homeschool program.  Whatever you choose, we are happy to be of service to you after you make us your distance education high school or middle school.

2017 National Spelling Bee

The finals of the 2017 National Spelling Bee take place tonight near Washington, D.C.  As you watch, you'll be amazed at how students figure out how to spell complex words, but the skills they are displaying are the same ones you'll learn if you take our Spelling course.  We're happy to include it among our accredited high school courses which help make us a leading distance education high school.  Some students take the course while trying to earn a high school diploma at home, while others take our spelling course through our independent study high school programs.  Enrolling in the course is as easy as A-B-C, so we invite you to do so today!   

Scholarship Opportunity Available

From time to time we like to inform our students of scholarship opportunities beyond the ones we award each year.  Today we are featuring the Work Ethic Scholarship Program.  The link on this page contains all the information you need to apply.  We're proud to have so many talented students in our distance education high school.  One of the nice things about taking accredited high school courses with us is that we offer a general high school program for students who wish to join the workforce or attend a two-year college after graduating and a college prep program for students who plan to attend a four-year university after graduating.  Both options are available in our online high school diploma program and our paper-based high school diploma program.