American School to Participate in Year-Round Homeschool Connect Expo

Regular blog readers will know that we have participated in several online Homeschool Connect Expos so far in 2020.  Since these events were so successful, organizers decided to make the expo available year-round, meaning that our our page now will be active 365 days a year.  Visit our page to learn more about our accredited high school program, accredited middle school program and independent study high school program from the comforts of your home.  We look forward to meeting you and serving your educational needs after you make us your school of choice!

Today’s Anniversary: The Gettysburg Address

It's November 19, and Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address on this date in 1863.  American School has always believed that public speaking is a fine skill to have.  That's why we include speech courses in our curriculum.  Our curriculum includes core subject areas like English, math, science and social studies as well as a wide-range of electives for students in our accredited high school program, accredited middle school program or independent study high school program.  These electives include business, career and technical education courses, as well as fine arts and world language courses.  Our courses might be taken collectively to earn a high school diploma at home or individually for credit recovery or to enrich an existing homeschool program.  Make your voice heard as an American School student by enrolling with us today!  

2020 Convention #22: ISCA Conference (Cancelled)

Later this week American School was scheduled to attend the Indiana School Counselors Association Conference in Indianapolis, but like so many others this year, the in-person event was cancelled. Had we attended, we would've brought information about our independent study high school program and accredited middle school program, and we also would've shared how students can earn a print or online high school diploma from American School if they are at risk of dropping out.  This event was to be our final convention of 2020.  We only were able to attend a handful of conventions in person this year.  The rest were cancelled or conducted virtually.  We look forward to being back on the road in spring 2021 or whenever it is safe to do so.

Today’s Anniversary: Oklahoma

It's November 16, and Oklahoma became a state on this date in 1907.  We've attended many conventions in Tulsa and Oklahoma City over the years, and Sooner or later we will return to Oklahoma for another homeschool or counselor convention.  Whenever we visit the Sooner State, we always meet people who enjoy what American School offers.  Parents and students like that we allow students to work at their own pace in accredited online high school courses, high school correspondence courses, online middle school courses or middle school correspondence courses.  Counselors like that we provide all instruction and record-keeping services for students in our independent study high school program who will be earning a diploma from a resident school.  Everyone likes that we are a non-profit institution who charges affordable all-inclusive tuition.  We hope that Sooner or later you will become our student too.  You can do so by enrolling today!

2020 Convention #21: MSCA Conference (Cancelled)

American School planned to go from one Lansing to another next week, but unfortunately we will not participate in the Michigan School Counselors Association Fall Conference this year.  Had we been able to attend in person, we would have information about our independent study high school program and shared how students can take our online high school courses or high school correspondence courses for credit recovery or enrichment.  We look forward to making the 3-hour trip from Lansing, Illinois to Lansing, Michigan again in 2021 and hope to see many of you there next year!

American School Closed Wednesday, November 11

American School will be closed Wednesday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day.  We will reopen with regular business hours on Thursday, November 12, and will be available to help students with their accredited middle school program, accredited high school program or independent study high school program at that time.  We wish to thank all veterans and their families for the sacrifices they have made in protecting our country.  It is because of them that we are proud to include the word "American" in our name.

2020 Convention #20: MSCA Fall Conference (Cancelled)

American School was scheduled to head west in the coming days to exhibit at the Missouri School Counselors Association Fall Conference, but the in-person event has been cancelled.  We look forward to visiting counselors in the Show Me State next year, and when we do, we will show them the many ways we can serve their students.  Some independent study high school students will take our courses for credit recovery.  Others may want to take high school correspondence courses or online high school courses as part of a diploma program if they are at risk of dropping out of their current high school.  Other counselors might want to learn more about our accredited middle school program.  We are happy to serve them all and help their students each their educational goals. 

FAFSA Applications Open

This year's FAFSA applications are open.  Please click here for more information.  FAFSA is useful if you are a student in our college preparatory program who plans to earn a high school diploma at home and then attend a college or university.  It is also useful for students in our independent study high school program who plan to earn a diploma from a resident school and then attend a college or university.  If you have questions about the FAFSA process, please contact our guidance department.  We are happy to serve you and happy to help you reach all of your educational goals.

 

Today’s Special Occasion: Election Day

It's November 3, and today is Election Day.  American School is always neutral when it comes to politics, but today we are happy to share some of the reasons why students and families have "voted" for us by making us their distance education high school or middle school.  The main reason is that we allow students to work at their own pace in their accredited high school program, accredited middle school program or independent study high school program.  Students can move quickly through courses if they are easily mastering the material, or they can take more time in certain courses if additional studying is needed.  Another reason is that we offer all-inclusive tuition and monthly payment plans for students in full-year programs.  Tuition includes all study materials, grading, access to the online student center and much more.  Finally, people like that we have been in business since 1897, the year William McKinley was inaugurated as President of the United States. That means we have 123 years of outstanding credibility and service.  No matter who is elected tonight, American School will be here to serve you.  Cast your ballot with us and enroll today!

2020 Convention #19: WSCA Conference (Cancelled)

Next week American School was scheduled to exhibit at the Wisconsin School Counselors Assocation Conference in Wisconsin Dells.  Unfortunately but understandably the event was cancelled, and we will make our debut in Wisconsin Dells in 2021.  For years the WSCA Conference was the first convention we attended in a calendar year, but now the convention has shifted to November.  We plan to attend this convention whenever and wherever it is held because we enjoy meeting counselors from our neighbors to the north.  Many of them are interested in our independent study high school program, but others might be interested in our print or online high school diploma program for their at-risk students.  Others might be hearing about our accredited middle school program for the first time.  We look forward to seeing those counselors in 2021 and helping their students whenever they require our services.