2017 National Geographic Bee

The 2017 National Geographic Bee was held earlier this month and is now airing on PBS stations across the country.  If you watch the show, you'll be amazed at what these teenagers know, and you can try to match them by taking one of our geography courses.  We offer a paper-based World Geography course and an online Geography course.  You may take them to help get a correspondence high school diploma or online high school diploma.  You can also take them as part of an independent study high school program to recover credit at a public or private school you attend.  Both geography courses will help you find your way around the world and also bring you one step closer to your high school diploma.  Enroll today!   

Today’s Special Occasion: St. Patrick’s Day

It's March 17, and American School is celebrating St. Patrick's Day in a variety of ways.  First, did you know we offer a course in Irish?  It's one of more than 20 online high school courses in world languages that are part of our curriculum.  Irish would be a perfect addition to your online high school diploma program, or take the course for credit recovery or enrichment as part of an independent study high school program.  Since we are a non-profit school, we're able to save you some green as well.  We keep costs to an absolute minimum.  Most individual high school correspondence courses or online courses cost between $150 and $300 when taken individually, and a online high school diploma program or correspondence high school diploma program costs between $2250 and $3600.  You don't need the luck of the Irish to be our student.  Enroll today! 

  

Today’s Special Occasion: The Ides of March

It's March 15, also known as the Ides of March.  Today is the traditional date of the death of Julius Caesar, who was told to beware the Ides of March but went to the Roman Senate anyway and met his demise there.  You may think Latin is a dead language, but that's hardly the case.  Latin 1 can be beneficial to you in so many ways.  Not only will you learn about fascinating people like Julius Caesar, but you'll also learn about the many ways Latin has impacted the English language.  By the end of the course, you'll be a better writer, and the course can be beneficial if you plan a career in medicine or law.  Latin 1 is one of the high school correspondence courses that many other schools do not offer, but we do.  We offer a wide variety of courses that would be great fits in your college preparatory program or general high school program, or you can take them individually as part of our independent study high school program.  Make the Ides of March a day to remember and enroll today!

   

Today’s Special Occasion: Digital Learning Day

Today is Digital Learning Day, so it's the perfect opportunity for us to tell you about the many ways our students learn digitally.  Some enroll in our online high school diploma program, which consists entirely of online high school courses.  Others take accredited high school courses online on an individual basis, sometimes as part of an independent study high school program for credit recovery and other times to enrich an existing homeschool program.  Finally, some students take online middle school courses through our accredited middle school program.  Visit our online learning page to learn more!

American School Announces Thanksgiving Schedule

American School will be closed Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, for the Thanksgiving holiday.  We will reopen with our regular business hours on Monday, November 28.  We are thankful for our students who are in our general high school program or college preparatory program and will ultimately earn their diplomas from American School.  We are also thankful for those students in our independent study high school program which offers individual courses for credit recovery and for those students who take individual courses with us to enrich an existing homeschool program.  Whatever your reason for becoming our students, we're glad you did, and we wish you and your families a good weekend.

American School to Attend NYSSCA Conference

American School will make its final convention appearance of 2016 this weekend in Tarrytown, New York.  For the first time, we're exhibiting at the New York State School Counselor Association Annual Conference.  We'll be at the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown on November 18 from 7 a.m to 6 p.m. and November 19 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and look forward to meeting counselors from the Empire State.  Certainly we'll be discussing our independent study high school program with high school correspondence courses and accredited online high school courses, but we'll also have information about our new accredited middle school program available.  This year we have visited conventions in all corners of the United States, and we look forward to going out and meeting you in 2017.  Keep checking this blog and our Facebook and Twitter pages for all of our latest news. 

Revised Printreading 1 Course Available

American School is pleased to announce the release of a revised Printreading 1 course.  It's one of many vocational courses we have available and would be useful if you want a career in construction.  Take it for credit recovery as part of an independent study high school program, or add it to your accredited high school program as an elective if you wish to earn a high school diploma at home with us.  Start building a brighter future for yourself and enroll today!  Finally, please note that our blog will be taking a brief break the next couple days.  We'll have our next post on Monday.

Revised Social Civics Course Now Available

American School is pleased to release a revised edition of its paper-based Social Civics course.  The course is a required subject if you wish to earn a correspondence high school diploma in our general high school or college preparatory program and may be taken individually as part of an independent study high school program for credit recovery.  We hope you will find this course useful, not only in this presidential election year and in your high school years, but throughout your life as well.

 

New Courses, Prices Coming soon

It's the last day of August, but before we wrap up this month's blogs, we want to give you a sneak preview of what you can expect from one of the best distance education high schools and middle schools in the last third of 2016.  We'll be adding more online high school courses that may be part of an online high school diploma program or taken individually as part of an independent study high school program or for enrichment.  Some of the courses will be taught at levels we've never offered before.  We also plan to add more online middle school courses to our accredited middle school program.  Along with these new additions, we'll be making slight adjustments to the prices of our diploma programs and individual courses.  New applications with updated prices will be available in the coming weeks, but if you want to lock in current prices, we invite you to enroll today.  Thank you for your continued interest in American School.  We are proud to offer you the accredited courses you need at a cost you can afford!    

New Rosetta Stone Courses Available

American School is pleased to add twelve additional Rosetta Stone courses to its curriculum.  Students can now take Filipino (Tagalog), Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Korean, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Russian, Swedish, Turkish and Vietnamese as they work to earn a high school diploma at home.  These accredited online high school courses are perfect for those who are in our high school diploma program or who just need one credit from us through our independent study high school program en route to a diploma from another school.  Shortly we will have these courses listed on our enrollment applications, but if you just can't wait to enroll, you may contact our Admissions Department and they will help you get started right away.