Today’s Anniversary: Louisiana

It's April 30, and Louisiana became a state on this day in 1812.  We've visited Louisiana many times for conventions and are happy to serve residents of New Orleans, Baton Rouge and many other parishes in the Pelican State.  Some students take independent study high school classes for credit recovery or enrichment.  Others may take full years of our online high school diploma program or correspondence high school diploma program.  Still others may take full years of our accredited middle school program.  No matter what Louisiana residents need, we have the accredited courses they need at a cost they can afford, and the same goes for you no matter where you live.  Enroll today and you'll have your first course in a matter of days!

Today’s Special Occasion: Administrative Professionals Day

It's April 24, and today is Administrative Professionals Day.  It's an opportunity for us to recognize the many employees who perform clerical tasks in our office.  Our administrative professionals are critical to our entire operation.  They are the ones who write or call students enrolled in our print or online high school diploma program or accredited middle school program.  They are the ones who send more books to students in our middle school and high school correspondence courses.  They are the ones who manage student records and send transcripts to students who earn a high school diploma at home or take individual subjects through our independent study high school program.  We are grateful for all of them and wish them a happy Administrative Professionals Day! 

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 high school diploma program or by taking individual courses through our independent study high school program.  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 Birthday: Lawrence Welk

It's March 11, and bandleader Lawrence Welk was born on this date in 1903.  If you've never heard of him, ask your parents or grandparents because they are probably familiar with him and his music.  He hosted a musical television show each week from 1951-1982, and reruns are still available on many PBS stations across the country.  After a particularly good performance by one of the members of his musical family, Lawrence Welk would often describe the music as "wonderful, wonderful," and we think you'll feel the same way about the American School.  We offer print and online high school diploma programs for those of you who want to earn a high school diploma at home.  We offer an accredited middle school program for students in grades 6-8.  We also offer individual subjects for enrichment or credit recovery, the latter through our independent study high school program.  Tuition for any of the programs listed above includes all study materials, grading, and access to the online student center.  We look forward to serving you after you enroll and become our student! 

Today’s Birthday: Dmitri Mendeleev

It's February 8, and Dmitri Mendeleev was born on this date in 1834.  He is perhaps best-known for his work in putting together the periodic table of elements that is such an integral part of science, particularly in chemistry.  The American School is happy to offer a wide variety of science courses, and our biology and chemistry courses come with a lab option.  Some students take these courses individually as part of an independent study high school program or to enrich an existing homeschool program.  Others take them en route to a correspondence high school diploma or online high school diploma from us.  No matter your situation, we have the accredited courses you need at a cost you can afford, and we look forward to having you as our student.  Enroll now!

Today’s Anniversary: Kansas

It's January 29, and Kansas became a state on this day in 1861.  With all the winter weather around here lately, we're starting to get the travel bug and will make our first convention appearance of 2019 next week.  Stay tuned for details.  We're not going to visit Kansas itself in 2019, but we'll be very close and are confident we'll meet many residents from the Sunflower State later this year.  As usual, we'll have information about our accredited middle school program, accredited high school program, and accredited independent study high school program and bring along several kinds of freebies for anyone who stops by our booth.  We look forward to meeting you at a show this year!

2019 Australian Open Recap

52 weeks ago tonight, American School student Caroline Wozniacki won her first Grand Slam title by winning the 2018 Australian Open.  A repeat was not in the cards, however, as she fell to Maria Sharapova in three sets in the third round of the 2019 Australian Open.  Although she came up short this year, we are proud of Caroline's effort and proud to have her as our student.  We'd be happy to have you as our student as well.  If you've been "Down Under" with your education and have fallen behind, we can help you catch up.  You can work at your own pace in our online high school diploma program or correspondence high school diploma program, or you can take individual courses through our independent study high school program to make up credits at a resident school.  Either way we'd be happy to server you.  Enroll today and you should have your first course within a few days! 

Enrollment Applications More Easily Available

We have great news for students who wish to enroll in our accredited high school program, independent study high school program or accredited middle school program!  Enrollment applications are directly available on our enrollment page.  While it may seem obvious that enrollment applications would be available on an enrollment page, until now students had to fill out forms before accessing the enrollment applications themselves.  Those forms are now gone, so visit our enrollment page, find the program of your choice, and click a link to download or access the application of your choice.  We hope you will find this update convenient, and we look forward to serving many new students in 2019! 

  

Testimonial Thursday

It's Thursday, so we have another testimonial for you.  Today's comes from Corey in Nevada, who writes, "Everything was helpful.  The comments from the instructor really helped me in future exams.  I like the American School so much that I’m taking another course next year.  Thank you for helping me and having such a great course.  Everything that you’ve done has helped me."  We thank Corey for those words.  Our instructors write helpful comments on every exam they grade.  That's one of the reasons we rank among the top distance education high schools anywhere in the world.  Some students in our independent study high school program only take one course with us, but others in our print or online high school program take many more.  We offer the same outstanding service to students no matter how many courses they take.  Let us serve you in the same way after you enroll and become our student!

American School Closed Monday, October 8

American School will be closed Monday, October 8, in observance of Columbus Day.  Christopher Columbus sailed to new lands, so this might be the time to find something new for yourself.  Earlier this year we introduced print middle school courses to go along with our online middle school courses, and both course delivery methods have been popular.  We also continue to offer print high school courses and online high school courses.  Coming in 2019, we'll have a new accredited high school program that will give students more credits and flexibility than ever before, but individual courses still will be available through our independent study high school program.  Explore our web site, and if you find something you like, enroll today!