Today’s Anniversary: Iowa

It's December 28, and Iowa became a state on this date in 1846.  We have students in all 50 states and attend conventions in many states around the country each year, but to our knowledge, we've never attended a convention in the Hawkeye State.  Will that change in 2018?  You'll have to wait and see.  We've been busy finalizing our 2018 convention schedule which begins in February, and we'll share details soon.  We enjoy traveling and introducing people to our online high school diploma program, correspondence high school diploma program and independent study high school program.  We also like sharing news about our accredited middle school program which will expand in 2018.  Hopefully you can join us next year at a convention.  We'd love to meet you and help you or a family member get enrolled with American School!

American School Releases New Introduction to Computers Course

American School is pleased to release a new Introduction to Computers course.  The course can be a great addition to your accredited high school program and may be taken as part of our general high school program or college preparatory program.  The course is also available through our independent study high school program.  If you're interested in computers or becoming certified in the fields mentioned in the course description linked above, we invite you to enroll today.  We'd be happy to have you as our student!   

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 Anniversary: Sputnik

It's October 4, and 60 years ago today, Sputnik, the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth, was launched.  If you're ready to lift off and reach new heights as a middle school or high school student, today would be a great day to enroll.  We offer an accredited middle school program and accredited high school program to suit every need.   Enroll in our college preparatory program if you plan on attending a four-year college or our general high school program if you plan on attending a community college and/or joining the workforce after graduation.  You can even enroll in our independent study high school program to recover credits from a local public or private high school.  No matter which you choose, we're confident you'll have an out of this world experience as our student!      

AP Courses Still Open

Today's blog is a reminder that you can enroll in our new AP courses through September 29.  We are proud to offer these online high school courses to those in our college preparatory program or independent study high school program.  We hope you'll take advantage of this opportunity to challenge yourself and learn in a new way and possibly earn college credit in the process.  Email us for more information or to enroll, and check back here Thursday for our next blog post.

Today’s Anniversary: Helium

It's August 18, and French scientist Pierre Jules Janseen discovered helium on this date in 1868.  You can learn more about this element by taking some of our science courses.  They're available as accredited online high school courses or accredited high school correspondence courses.  Take them individually through our independent study high school program, or take them as part of our correspondence or online high school diploma program.  Either way, we look forward to you blowing up balloons with helium to celebrate graduating from high school!  

American School to Attend Chicagoland ISCA Conference

American School is proud to exhibit at the Illinois School Counselors Association Conference this Friday, April 21.  We'll be at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in the Conference Center on Level 2 all day long and invite school counselors to stop by our booth.  We'll have information about our online high school courses, high school correspondence courses and online middle school courses, any of which may be taken individually as part of an independent study high school or independent study middle school.  We enjoy meeting counselors from our home state and more importantly serving their students.  We hope to see many of them in Rosemont!

American School to Attend Downstate ISCA Conference

American School is proud to exhibit at the Illinois School Counselors Association Conference this Friday, April 7.  We'll be at the Bloomington DoubleTree Hotel all day long and invite school counselors to stop by our booth.  We'll have information about our online high school courses, high school correspondence courses and online middle school courses, any of which may be taken individually as part of an independent study high school or independent study middle school.  We enjoy meeting counselors from our home state and more importantly serving their students.  We hope to see many of them in Bloomington!

Today’s Special Occasion: Pi Day

It's March 14, sometimes abbreviated 3-14, and that abbreviation is crucial to understanding why we're celebrating Pi Day today.  Pi is a never-ending mathematical ratio which is very close to 3.14, so you can see why we celebrate pi on 3-14.  You can learn all about pi by taking math courses as part of our accredited high school program or as individual courses through our independent study high school.  We know many math courses aren't as easy as pie, so we have a whole team of instructors and support staff waiting to assist you whenever you need help.  They're another reason why so many students have taken our online high school courses or high school correspondence courses over the years, and we're grateful for our students and staff.  Make this a Pi Day to remember and enroll today!

Today’s Special Occasion: Fat Tuesday

It's February 28, and today is Fat Tuesday.  Many of us will be having paczki, but while we fatten up on those, we encourage you to fatten up your mind instead of your waistline.  We offer accredited online high school courses and online middle school courses as well as accredited high school correspondence courses.  You may take them individually as part of an independent study high school program or to enrich an existing homeschool program, or take them collectively as part of an accredited high school program or accredited middle school program which allows you to complete a whole grade level and ultimately earn a high school diploma at home.  Just as paczki come in many flavors, so do our courses.  We offer courses in traditional subject areas like English, math, science and social studies, as well as speciality areas such as career, fine arts and world language.  We offer something for everyone, so enroll today!