Smithsonian Virtual Adventures

Today's blog is about Smithsonian Virtual Adventures.  The Smithsonian is a wonderful collection of museums in Washington, D.C., and we encourage you to visit the Smithsonian if you are able.  Right now, however, we are in a time when people are staying close to home.  The Smithsonian Virtual Adventures series is a way for you to learn about the Smithsonian and its collections without leaving your home.  It would make a fine supplement to your middle school or high school correspondence courses, online middle school courses and online high school courses.  Click the link in this blog to learn more! 

Remembering September 11, 2001

Today is September 11, the 19th anniversary of the tragic events in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  We pause and remember those who lost their lives that day and the survivors who still mourn them.  Almost a generation has passed since 2001, and many of you who are on our web site looking for information about online high school courses, high school correspondence courses and print and online middle school courses may not have been born when 9-11 occurred.  For those of us who were alive that day, the memories are still vivid.  If you are able, we encourage you to attend a local 9-11 memorial service today if there is one in your community.  You will learn more about the events of September 11, 2001, and likely become more appreciative of the freedoms you have as a citizen of the United States of America in the process.

Happy Grandparents Day

Today's blog celebrates Grandparents Day, which is happening this coming Sunday.  Over the years we've worked with many grandparents who have assumed responsibility for their grandchildren's educations.  Although you may not think it, many grandparents are adept at technology and have an interest in our online high school courses and online middle school courses.  Others prefer our middle school and high school correspondence courses.  Either way, we are happy to work with them and grateful that they have chosen to support their grandchildren as they work to earn a high school diploma at home.  If you're a grandparent reading this blog, we wish you a happy Grandparents Day and encourage you to review our web site.  If you see something your grandchildren would like, we invite you to enroll them today!

New Auto Fundamentals Course Now Available

American School is pleased to announce that a new Auto Fundamentals course is now available.  The course replaces Automotive Systems and is a good addition to our impressive lineup of high school correspondence courses.  Take it as part of an accredited high school program culminating in you earning your accredited high school diploma.  Students may also take Auto Fundamentals as part of an independent study high school program for credit recovery.  No matter your reason, we look forward to you starting your engine and enrolling with us.  We'd be happy to serve you.

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!

Today’s Anniversary: Windows 95

It's August 24, and the Windows 95 operating system debuted on this date in 1995.  Because computer operating systems evolve on a regular basis, Windows 95 is obsolete now, but we mention it today because computer operating systems are very important to students who take our online middle school courses or online high school courses.  Our online learning page includes information about technical requirements you should meet before you enroll in those online courses.  We have middle school and high school correspondence courses available if you do not meet the technical requirements for our online courses, but we do not want you to enroll in online courses only to discover that you cannot complete them because you do not have the proper technology at home.  Before you enroll, please review the technical requirements.  If you meet them, then we'd be happy to have you enroll in our online courses!

Testimonial Thursday

Today's Testimonial Thursday blog entry comes from Whitney from Arkansas, who writes, "Literature IV was good in its study guide’s clarity and diversity of reading materials.  I think that the books selected did a great job of covering different styles and themes.  There was something for any kind of reader.  My course with the American School has been an overall pleasant experience."  We thank Whitney for those words.  Students who take our high school correspondence courses en route to a correspondence high school diploma receive study materials from leading curriculum providers.  The same is true for students who take our online high school courses en route to an online high school diploma.  American School staff reviews curriculum material carefully and chooses the best option for our students.  We believe that our students deserve nothing but the best, and we'd like to offer you the best education too.  Get started by enrolling today! 

Today’s Anniversary: Missouri

It's August 10, and Missouri became a state on this date in 1821.  In recent years, we have gotten into the habit of attending two conventions in the Show Me State, one near Kansas City and the other near St. Louis.  We look forward to returning to both in 2021.  As we noted in the previous sentence, Missouri's nickname is the Show Me State, so let us show you a little bit about American School and what we can do for our students.  We offer accredited online high school courses and high school correspondence courses for those in grades 9-12.  We also offer an accredited middle school program for those in grades 6-8.  We allow students to enroll anytime and finish anytime.  In between, students work at their own pace, when and where it is convenient for them.  Tuition is affordable and includes all study materials, grading, access to the online student center and more.  We look forward to you showing off your diploma after you complete all of your American School courses, and the first step to getting there is to enroll.  We would be happy to serve you! 

Testimonial Thursday

It's Thursday, and so we have a testimonial from one of our students.  Eric from Arizona writes, "American School was not only very helpful to me; American School’s methods were outstanding in all departments!  The instruction I received was very good.  In Consumer Economics and Social Civics the instructors were very helpful with their comments.  The textbooks were laid out very well.  The study guides were very helpful.  The service was outstanding."  We thank Eric for those words.  Our accredited high school correspondence courses and accredited online high school courses are designed for students to work independently, but our instructors are available for help whenever students need assistance.  The same is true of courses in our accredited middle school program.  We strive to offer outstanding curriculum and outstanding student service, and we want all of our students to have the kind of high-quality experience that Eric did.  You can experience it for yourself by enrolling today.