Today’s Anniversary: The Hobbit

It's September 21, and J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit was published on this date in 1937.  The novel is featured in our Classic Adventure Literature course, which is a popular elective choice among our students.  We know that some students struggle with reading in general, while others might love to read certain genres of literature but don't care for reading others.  That is why we try to include many literary styles by authors of many different backgrounds in our English courses.  Whether you choose to take a high school correspondence class for credit recovery or enrichment, online high school courses to earn a high school diploma at home, or print or online middle school courses, you can expect to read a variety of stories, including some from the fantasy realm like The Hobbit.  If your religious beliefs make you uncomfortable reading certain types of literature, please let us know as soon as you begin the course so that we may make alternate assignments available to you.  Thank you for your understanding and for making us your distance education middle school or high school!     

Testimonial Thursday

It's Thursday, and so we have a testimonial from one of our students.  Brittany from Florida writes, "American School’s textbooks are as good as any other high school textbooks.  The study guides were very clearly written and easy to follow.  The instructors were prompt about getting my tests graded and mailed back to me.  The study guides prepared me a lot for the exams."  We thank Brittany for those words.  We use textbooks from leading curriculum providers for our high school correspondence courses and middle school correspondence courses.  Then our curriculum department creates a study guide that students should follow as they work through their courses.  The study guide contains brief discussions, pointers for how to read the textbook, self-check tests and finally unit exams.  Unit exams for your high school correspondence class may be submitted through the regular mail or may be taken online in many instances.  We are happy that Brittany chose us to be her distance education high school, and we want you to choose us as well.   Get started by enrolling today!

Today’s Anniversary: The Old Man and the Sea

It's September 1, and Ernest Hemingway's novel The Old Man and the Sea was published on this date in 1952.  The novel is part of our American Literature course, and American Literature is a popular high school correspondence class for students in our college preparatory program.  The college preparatory program is designed for students who plan to attend a four-year university, but we also have a general high school program designed for students who plan to attend a community college or join the workforce, and those students can take American Literature as well.  We are happy to have a wide variety of online high school courses and high school correspondence courses available to our students, and our caring staff will ensure that no student is ever "at sea" during his or her time with us.  Cast your line with us and enroll today!

American School Annual Inventory Process Underway

Today's blog is about American School's annual inventory process.  Each year we do an inventory of materials in our warehouse.  Specifically we look at textbooks and study guides used by students in our middle school and high school correspondence courses.  The whole inventory process takes about a week, and shipments for your middle school or high school correspondence class may be delayed during this time.  We appreciate your patience, and you should have your course materials shortly.  Inventory is important to the overall success of American School.  We want to make sure we have enough materials on hand and can ship you the course materials you need without having you endure a long wait for them.  Thank you for your patience and understanding and for making us your distance education high school or middle school.

 

New Hospitality Services Course Available

American School is proud to announce that a new Hospitality Services course is now available.  If you're interested in a career in the restaurant, hotel or tourism industry, then this high school correspondence class is for you.  As we mentioned in yesterday's blog, we are always looking to add new courses that may interest students.  The new Hospitality Services courses is a paper-based course, but we also offer innovative online high school courses and online middle school courses that prepare students for college, the workforce or both.  One of our hallmarks is caring student service, so you will experience our hospitality from the moment you enroll until the moment you earn a high school diploma at home.  Let us welcome you into our family after you enroll today!

New English 12 Course Available

American School is pleased to announce that a new English 12 course is available to students.  This high school correspondence class is a senior-level English course that would be a great fit in an accredited high school program whether it's a general high school program or a college preparatory program.  This new course also can be valuable to students who wish to recover credit through our independent study high school program and graduate on time with their classmates at a traditional school.  We are constantly developing new courses or revising current ones in order to give our students the best educational experience we can.  Check back tomorrow to read about another new course we are happy to offer to our students.  

2020 Convention #2: Texas Homeschool Convention

American School is excited to be back on the road this week when we return to the Texas Homeschool Convention in Fort Worth.  Visit us in booth 602 at the Fort Worth Convention Center on March 12 from 5 to 9 p.m.; March 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; and on March 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.  We will have information about our accredited middle school program and accredited high school program available, but if you're not looking for a full middle school, general high school or college preparatory program, we can also show you how you can take a high school correspondence class, online high school courses, or print or online middle school courses to enrich an existing homeschool program.  If that's not enough, we'll also bring some promotional items to pass out to guests who visit our booth.  They say everything is bigger in Texas, and that includes the Texas Homeschool Convention.  We're happy to attend, and we hope to see you there!

Testimonial Thursday

Today we have a testimonial from Molly in Oregon.  She writes, "American School is outstanding!  While I was studying high school I was able to work at my own pace and manage my own time so I could have a job and graduate early.  In addition to that, the material is put in a way I could easily understand, and I learned so much more because of that.  I would recommend the American School to anyone interested in preparing themselves for a better future."  We thank Molly for those thoughts.  Many of our students enroll in our print or online high school diploma program and hold full-time or part-time jobs like Molly did.  We offer students the flexibility to work in a high school correspondence class or in online high school courses whenever it's convenient for them.  Our accredited middle school program offers similar flexibility.  To experience the same benefits Molly did, we invite you to enroll today!    

New Biology Course Available

Today we are pleased to announced that a new Biology course is available to students.  This high school correspondence class replaces the previous version and is the basis for our lab and non-lab biology courses.  The lab kit for the lab version of the course remains the same.  We are happy to offer a wide variety of high school correspondence courses for those who wish to study on paper, and we are also happy to offer a wide variety of accredited high school courses online for those who wish to study on a computer.  No matter which course delivery method you choose, we are glad you made us your school of choice for courses in grades 6-12!

New Algebra 1 Course Available

American School is pleased to announce that a new Algebra 1 course is now available to students.  This high school correspondence class also may be suitable for students who wish to take Algebra 1 as part of an accredited middle school program.  We are always working to update our middle school and high school correspondence courses, and soon we'll reveal a new platform for our online middle school courses and online high school courses.  We want to give our students the best education possible, and that means we're constantly revising courses, adding brand new courses and, in some rare instances, dropping courses.  We're excited about our course offerings, and when you combine outstanding curriculum with affordable all-inclusive tuition, American School should be your school of choice.  Make the right choice and enroll today!