Today’s Birthday: George Eastman

It's July 12, and George Eastman was born on this date in 1854.  He founded Eastman Kodak, invented roll film and is considered instrumental in making photography accessible to the general public.  Our two photography courses have proven to be popular electives for students in our accredited high school program as well as popular options for students in our independent study high school program who need to recover a credit at their local high schools.  We offer Photography in print and Digital Photography online, which is an example of how we try to offer courses in multiple formats to best suit our students' needs.  Some students like learning on paper, while others enjoy learning online.  It's one of the reasons why we're always listed among the best distance education high schools and middle schools.  Most people smile in photographs, and we hope you'll be smiling after you take our courses.  Get started and enroll today!

Today’s Special Occasion: The MLB All-Star Game

It's July 9, and today the Major League Baseball All-Star Game will take place at Progressive Field in Cleveland.  We write about the MLB All-Star Game every year because it was the subject of the very first American School blog entry way back in 2006.  The theme of that blog was how the American School can help you become an all-star, and although 13 years have gone by since that entry, the basic premise remains the same.  Enrolling in our high school correspondence courses and online high school courses will give you a solid education that will be helpful as you think about going to college or joining the workforce.  You'll work at your own pace and have the full support of our staff along the way.  Back in 2006 we didn't have print or online middle school courses, but you can be an all-star in grades 6-8 if you enroll and take those courses before moving on to high school.  As usual, all of our courses may be taken collectively if you wish to complete full years or earn a high school diploma at home or individually as part of an independent study high school or middle school program or to supplement an existing homeschool program.  If you want to become an all-star in grades 6-12 and beyond, we invite you to step into the batter's box and enroll with us today! 

2019 Convention #18: ASCA Annual Conference

This weekend we're heading to Boston, where the American School was founded in 1897, to attend the American School Counselor Association Annual Conference.  Counselors are invited to visit us in booth 1011 at the Hynes Convention Center on June 29 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.; June 30 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and July 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  We'll have information about our independent study high school program which students and schools may use for credit recovery purposes as well as our print and online high school diploma program, which may be useful for the potential dropout.  We'll also have details about our accredited middle school program for counselors who work with students in grades 6-8.  If all that sounds good to you, we have something else that you may like just as much.  We're participating in a scavenger hunt, and everyone who stops by our booth and has his or her card stamped will be in the running for a free $100 Target gift card.  The ASCA Annual Conference is a can't-miss convention for us, and we want our booth to be can't-miss for you as well.  Come visit us in Boston this weekend! 

Today’s Special Occasion: The First Day of Summer

It's June 21, and today is the first day of summer.  Many people do not think about school at all during the summer.  Instead they choose to focus on nice warm weather, trips to the beach, vacations and more.  All of those things are perfectly fine, but many American School students opt to focus on school during the summer months.  Some may take individual subjects through an independent study high school program so that they can recover credits in time for the start of the next school year.  Others who enroll in a print or online college preparatory program or print or online general high school program may want to work ahead so that they can graduate earlier than expected.  Some may enroll in print or online middle school courses to get a head start on their peers.  We are open 12 months a year and accept enrollments 12 months a year.  If you are ready to make us your distance education high school or middle school, we invite you to enroll and make the first day of summer memorable.  If you do so, there's a good chance you'll have your first course completed by the first day of fall! 

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!