Today’s Special Occasion: Canada Day

It's July 1, and in addition to being the beginning of American School's new fiscal year, it's also Canada Day.  It's a good occasion to remind you that we serve students in more than 65 countries around the world, including Canada.  They can enroll in our accredited middle school program or accredited high school program and take print and online middle school coures or print and online high school courses just like students who live in the United States.  The only difference is that additional shipping charges may apply for sending materials for middle school and high school correspondence courses overseas.  No matter where you live, we'd be happy to serve you.  Enroll today!

Date Set for 2020 Scholarship Meeting

American School's 2020 Scholarship Meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 14.  At that time, American School's Scholarship Committee will review applications from 20 finalists and determine this year's winners.  Winners will be notified by the end of July.  2020 marks the 82nd year American School has offered scholarships to students who chose to earn a high school diploma at home with us.  Some took exclusively high school correspondence courses.  Others took only online high school courses.  Either way, we are happy to serve them and look forward to learning more about this year's finalists when the Scholarship Committee meets on July 14.

Access to GradPoint Courses Ends July 31

Today's blog is another reminder that access to GradPoint courses ends on July 31.  If you are taking GradPoint courses, you must complete them by July 31.  We will continue to offer online high school courses and online middle school courses through our partnerships with Edmentum and Rosetta Stone, and we are grateful to our students who have taken our online courses over the years.  We are also grateful to students who choose our middle school and high school correspondence courses.  Thank you for understanding that July 31 is a firm deadline, and please know how happy we are to have you as our student whether you take online courses, print courses or a combination of the two.

Today’s Anniversary: Virginia

It's June 25, and Virginia became a state on this date in 1788.  Over the years we've attended many conventions in Virginia, but we won't be attending any conventions there this year.  When we cannot attend a convention in person, we send bagstuffing items if we can.  Nothing can replace the in-person interaction of meeting people who are looking for a distance education high school or middle school, but bagstuffing items can still help us reach families who are interested in our print or online high school courses for students in grades 9-12 or print or online middle school courses for students in grades 6-8.  The next time you attend a convention and you can grab a giveaway bag, please do.  You just might see an American School information card inside!

2020 Convention #16: ASCA Conference (Cancelled)

This weekend American School was looking forward to exhibiting at the American School Counselor Association Annual Conference in Seattle.  Unfortunately but understandably the event was cancelled.  Had we attended in person, we would have had information about our independent study high school program which helps students at traditional schools graduate on time with their classes.  Some take high school correspondence courses for credit recovery or enrichment, while others prefer online high school courses.  We know that students learn differently, so we have both options available.  Our independent study high school programs can be a cost-effective replacement for summer school programs as well.  The ASCA Conference is one of the biggest events of the year, and we look forward to meeting school counselors from across the country when we return to the convention in person next year.

2020 Convention #15: WHO Conference (Cancelled)

This week American School was scheduled to attend the Washington Homeschool Organization Conference at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall, but the event has been cancelled.  We attended this event in the past and were looking forward to meeting people and introducting them to our online middle school courses, middle school correspondence courses, online high school courses and high school correspondence courses.  As you can tell by the location of this convention in the Pacific Northwest, we make every effort to reach students where they are and attend conventions in different parts of the country.  While we won't be able to visit homeschoolers in this region this year, we plan to have some sort of presence there in the future.  We welcome students from all 50 states and more than 65 countries around the world, and we'd like to welcome you as well.  Take a look around our web site, and if you like what you see, enroll today.  We would be happy to serve you!

Summer Begins Saturday

It's June 18, and the official start of summer is just two days away.  School is usually the last thing on people's minds during the summer months, but now is a great time to work on American School classes.  Students in our independent study high school program take our online high school courses and high school correspondence courses over the summer to make up credits and begin the new school year on time with their classes.  Students who have decided to earn a high school diploma at home with us or enroll in our accredited middle school program often enjoy studying outside while the weather is nice.  No matter your educational goals, American School can help you achieve them, and the summer is a great time to get started.  Enroll today!

Today’s Anniversary: Arkansas

It's June 15, and Arkansas became a state on this date in 1836.  Arkansas is sometimes referred to as the Natural State, but sometimes it is referred to as the Land of Opportunity as well.  American School can be your land of opportunity as you work to earn a high school diploma at home.  We offer high school correspondence courses and online high school courses in seven major subject areas.  We offer a wide variety of middle school correspondence courses and online middle school courses too.  Students can take courses in the course delivery method that is best for them.  That means if you want to take English on paper but do math online, you can.  If you want to take math on paper but do English online, you can.  The choice is yours.  You will have the opportunity to work at your own pace, whenever and wherever it is convenient for you, and the opportunity will not cost you much money.  Our all-inclusive tuition includes all study materials, and we offer a monthly payment plan for students in full-year programs.  If you're ready to take advantage of the outstanding opportunity American School offers you, we invite you to enroll today.  We would be happy to serve you!

Today’s Anniversary: High School Graduation

It's June 12, and the person who regularly writes this blog graduated from high school on this date many years ago.  Four years earlier, deciding where to attend high school was a difficult decision, and perhaps many of you are torn about where to attend high school.  American School offers two affordable programs that allow you to earn a high school diploma at home.  The general high school program and the college preparatory program both consist of 20 units of credit, and students may take courses in the course delivery method that is better for them.  Students may take all high school correspondence courses, all online high school courses or a combination of the two.  Tuition is both affordable and all-inclusive, meaning it includes all study materials, grading, access to the online student center and much more.  Perhaps best of all, students work at their own pace when and where it is convenient for them.  That ensures students are safe and have the best chance for success.  The first step to earning an American School diploma is to enroll.  We always look forward to sending our graduates their diplomas, and we would be happy to count you in that number.    

Testimonial Thursday

It's Thursday, and so we have a testimonial from one of our students.  Turquoise from North Carolina writes, "I found everything satisfactory.  The instructions and methods were very clear, and the textbooks are too.  The examples helped me understand the problems.  I enjoyed doing Essential Math 2 through correspondence because it’s better than sitting in a classroom and not understanding anything."  We thank Turquoise for those words.  Many students over the years sat in classrooms and didn't understand anything.  That is not to say classroom teaching is bad.  Rather, it points out how students can grow with American School's online middle school courses, middle school correspondence courses, online high school courses and high school correspondence courses.  Turquoise worked in a classroom of one, with the full support of American School's staff anytime a question needed to be asked.  We provide the same kind of personalized service to all of our students, and you or a family member could be next.  Enroll today and let American School bring out your full potential as a student.