Today’s Special Occasion: Halloween

It's October 31, and today is Halloween.  Halloween can be a scary and spooky holiday for some people, but taking online middle school courses, online high school courses and high school correspondence courses with American School is exactly the opposite.  We specialize in outstanding curriculum and caring student service from the moment you enroll until the moment you complete your studies with us.  If you're afraid about homeschooling, don't worry.  We can help you earn a high school diploma at home with the combination of your hard work and the assistance of our qualified instructors.  Enroll today.  We promise you no TRICK questions on your exams but rather that your whole experience with us will be a TREAT.


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! 

Today’s Special Occasion: Alaska Day

It's October 18, and 150 years ago today the United States formally took possession of Alaska after purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million.  Many times in this blog we mention that we have students in all 50 states and more than 65 countries around the world.  Many of those students come from Alaska.  Some take our independent study high school courses, but many choose to earn a high school diploma at home by taking our online high school courses or correspondence high school courses.  They do so in part because the closest traditional high school might be an hour or two away from their homes.  Wherever you live, we'd be happy to have you as our student.  Enroll today!

Today’s Special Occasion: Boss’s Day

It's October 16, and today is Boss's Day.  The first boss of American School was R.T. Miller.  He founded American School in 1897 and remained with us until 1945.  Since that time, only a few people have followed in R.T. Miller's footsteps and become American School President.  Valerie Riley currently holds that office, and she, like all American School employees, are dedicated to offering our students the best accredited paper-based and online high school courses and paper-based and online middle school courses.  Take them individually for enrichment or through our independent study programs, or take them collectively and earn a high school diploma at home.  Valerie and the rest of us are happy to serve you!    

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. 

American School Closed October 9

American School will be closed Monday, October 9, in observance of Columbus Day.  Christopher Columbus was an explorer, and if you're ready to explore new things, we invite you to take a look at our online middle school courses, online high school courses and high school correspondence courses.  There is something for everyone, whether you want to earn a high school diploma at home or simply wish to take one course for enrichment.  Get ready to set sail toward a better life by enrolling with us today!

Today’s Anniversary: The Battle of Marathon

It's September 12, the traditional date of the Battle of Marathon which occurred all the way back in 490 B.C.  Maybe you feel like getting a high school diploma is like running a marathon.  Perhaps you think it's difficult, it's long and it requires a lot of hard work.  Sometimes it can feel that way, but it doesn't have to be.  We offer an online high school diploma for adults or children and a correspondence high school diploma for adults or children that allows you to work at your own pace, when and where it's convenient for you.  You won't feel like you have to keep up with other students who are ahead of you or slow down because other students are lagging behind.  You set the pace for your studies.  Rest assured that we'll be alongside every step of the way to offer support.  Enroll now.  The sooner you start, the sooner you'll complete your marathon and earn a high school diploma at home.


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! 

Today’s Birthday: Alexander Calder

It's August 22, and artist Alexander Calder was born on this date in 1898.  If you've ever seen a mobile, you have Alexander Calder to thank.  He is credited with inventing that form of art.  Just like mobiles can have many different shapes and appearances, your American School curriculum can have a style that is uniquely yours.  Choose from our general high school or college preparatory program if you want to earn a high school diploma at home.  You'll take required online high school courses or high school correspondence courses but have plenty of room for electives of your choice.  The possibilities are endless, and your possibilities for a career will be endless too after you graduate and receive your American School diploma!