Today’s Anniversary: The Walt Disney Company

It's October 16, and the Walt Disney Company was founded on this date in 1923.  If you've ever been to a Disney park, you've probably experienced exceptional customer service and felt like park employees (often referred to as cast members) went out of their way to make you have a wonderful day.  Here at American School, we want you to have a similar experience.  If you have questions about your general high school or college preparatory program, our independent study high school programs or our print or online middle school courses, let us know.  We'll take our time, listen to your concerns, and then try to come up with a solution that solves your problems.  Sometimes we won't be able to give you exactly what you want because we must follow a variety of policies, but we will do our best to give you excellent service as you work toward completing your courses.  Take the first step and enroll today! 

Today’s Anniversary: Baltimore

It's July 30, and the city of Baltimore was founded on this date in 1729.  If you're a regular reader of this blog, you know that we highlight the conventions and cities we visit throughout the year.  In fact, the Southeast Homeschool Expo in Atlanta that we attended last weekend was our 20th convention of 2019.  The month of August is convention-free for us, but we are already planning our 2020 convention schedule, and one of the cities we'll be visiting is Baltimore.  Some conventions are geared for homeschoolers and those who want to earn a high school diploma at home, and we promote our print or online high school diploma program at those events.  Other conventions are geared for counselors or teachers, and usually we promote our independent study high school programs at those conventions.  We look forward to visiting Baltimore and hopefully a city near you in 2020, but we have a few more shows to attend in 2019, starting in September.  Stay tuned to learn where we are headed next, and check back Thursday for our latest blog entry.

2019 Convention #8: ISCA Bloomington Conference

Last week we attended the Illinois School Counselor Assocation Conference in the Chicago suburbs, but this week we're headed downstate for the Illinois School Counselor Association Conference in Bloomington.  We'll be at the DoubleTree in Bloomington on April 12 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Stop by table E25 to learn about our independent study high school programs featuring high school correspondence courses and online high school courses.  Even if you'd just like to say hello or pick up one of our promotional items, that's fine too.  We're looking forward to seeing counselors whose students we already serve and introducing ourselves to new ones.  Although we serve students and schools in all 50 states, we're always happy to serve students and schools in the Land of Lincoln, and attending ISCA Conferences is one way we do that.  We look forward to seeing you there!

2019 Convention #6: ISCA Rosemont Conference

Just like last week, we're attending two conventions this week.  The first is the Illinois School Counselor Association Conference in Rosemont.  We'll be in booth 40 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on April 4 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. to visit with counselors from around Chicagoland.  Many schools take advantage of our independent study high school programs which are perfect for credit recovery.  Others might be interested in our print or online high school diploma program which is perfect for the potential dropout.  Either way, we're happy to serve these counselors and their students with our accredited high school courses online or in print.  We always enjoy visiting with counselors who use us, but we particularly enjoy visiting with those counselors whose schools are close by our office.  If you're planning on attending the ISCA Conference in Rosemont, stop by and say hello.  We'd love to renew acquaintances or introduce ourselves to you!     

2019 Convention #1: WSCA Conference

It's February 4, and tomorrow we kick off our 2019 convention season with a trip to the Wisconsin School Counselor Association Conference in Madison.  Guests are invited to visit us at table 38 at the Monona Terrace on February 5 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., February 6 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and February 7 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.  At the WSCA Conference we'll have information about high school independent study courses that students may take as part of one of the leading independent study high school programs anywhere in the world.  We hope to reconnect with counselors who already use our services as well as meet new ones who might be interested in having the American School help their students graduate from high school.  We'll also bring along some details about our accredited middle school program in case counselors who serve students in grades 6-8 attend the show too.  We've enjoyed attending the WSCA Conference for many years running, and we're looking forward to another great event in the Badger State this year.  Come join us!    

Today’s Anniversary: The Price is Right

It's September 4, and The Price is Right premiered on this date in 1972.  Longtime blog readers might remember that we did a whole week of blogs related to the show in 2007 when longtime host Bob Barker retired, but today's blog won't be a Cliff Hanger.  We'll get straight to the point and tell you that, whether you want to enroll in a print or online high school diploma program, accredited middle school program or one of our independent study high school programs, our price is right!  We keep costs to an absolute minimum, and our tuition always includes all study materials, grading, access to the online student center and more.  Other distance education high schools might seem to have cheaper prices, but they often charge for courses by semester, ask you to pay for study materials and do not include other services in their fees.  When you combine our outstanding curriculum with our affordable prices, we believe we're the best option for you.  Enroll today!

Today’s Anniversary: Louisiana

It's April 30, and Louisiana became a state on this date in 1812.  We've been to several conventions in Louisiana over the years, often visiting with counselors to promote our independent study high school programs consisting of online high school courses and high school correspondence courses.  On our next trip, we'll mention our accredited middle school program as well.  We're happy to help counselors not only in Louisiana but also in all 50 states and more than 65 countries around the world.  Our high school independent study courses help ensure students graduate on time, including many who will be graduating in the coming weeks.  No matter where you live, we're happy to serve you!

Today’s Anniversary: The First Public School

It's April 23, and the first public school in the United States was founded on this date in 1635.  Nearly 400 years later, the Boston Latin School still exists and boasts and impressive list of alumni.  More than 250 years later, the American School was founded, also in Boston, and we too still exist and boast an impressive list of alumni.  As a distance education high school, we're happy to help public schools throughout the country through our independent study high school programs consisting of online high school courses and high school correspondence courses.  We support all forms of education and are happy to help however we can!  

2018 Convention #8: ISCA Springfield

In addition to attending the Midwest Homeschool Convention in Cincinnati this week, we're attending a convention in our home state as well.  We'll be at the Illinois School Counselor Association Annual Conference in Springfield on April 13.  School counselors are invited to stop by our booth at the Crowne Plaza Springfield to learn more about our middle school and high school independent study courses.  We're happy to share information about our independent study high school programs that students may use to graduate on time with their classes, as well as our independent study middle school programs that students may use for credit recovery.  We enjoy serving students all across the country who wish to take our accredited high school courses and middle school courses, but particularly those in our home state of Illinois.  No matter where you live, we encourage you to enroll today!  

Today’s Special Occasion: The First Day of Winter

It's December 21, and today is the first day of winter.  Perhaps you feel like your education is in the middle of winter with not much happening, or perhaps you're thinking about summer and all the fun you want to have after you graduate.  Either way, our high school correspondence courses and online high school courses can help.  Enroll in an accredited high school program and one day earn your American School diploma.  Enroll in independent study high school programs for credit recovery if you plan on earning your diploma from another school.  Don't be left out in the cold without an education.  Enroll with us today!