American School Closed December 25

American School will be closed Monday, December 25, and reopen with normal business hours on Tuesday, December 26.  We know that many students in our correspondence high school diploma program, online high school diploma program and online middle school program have set goals for themselves to complete work by the end of the calendar year, and we will do our best to ensure they meet their goals.  One way we will do that is by being open between Christmas and New Year's.  We look forward to serving you when we return to work on Tuesday.

American School Closing at Noon December 19

American School will close at 12 noon on Tuesday, December 19, for a special event.  We will reopen with our normal hours on Wednesday, December 20.  Although we will have different hours than normal, students can always email us for assistance, and we will reply to those emails as quickly as possible.  We're pleased that so many students are taking high school independent study courses or online middle school courses with us while others are in our online high school diploma program or correspondence high school diploma program.  No matter your program, we're happy to serve you!

American School at 120 (Part 5)

As we conclude our look at 120 years of American School history in advance of our 120th anniversary this coming Sunday, December 17, we can't help but thank the most important people in the last 12 decades–our students.  Whether they complete a general high school or college preparatory program or enroll in our correspondence or online high school diploma program or enroll in our independent study programs, we're happy to have them as our students.  We strive to offer the best educational experience possible, and we have exciting things planned as we head into our next decade.  Soon we'll have paper-based middle school courses, a new web site, and new academic programs.  We're proud of our past and ready for a bright future.  To be a part of one of the oldest and best distance learning schools, enroll today.  We'd be proud to have you as our student and prepare you for a bright future of your own. 

Today’s Anniversary: San Jose

It's November 29, and city of San Jose was founded on this date in 1777.  We're excited to announce that we'll be visiting the San Jose area in 2018 to exhibit at a homeschool convention.  It'll be our first trip to that region, and we're looking forward to promoting our online high school diploma program, correspondence high school diploma program and accredited middle school program in northern California.  We're in the process of finalizing the rest of our 2018 convention schedule, and as usual we'll be promoting each of our appearances in this blog and on our Facebook and Twitter pages.  We look forward to visiting a city near you in 2018! 

AP Courses Enrollment Still Available

Today's blog is a reminder that we are offering Advanced Placement courses in United States Government and Politics, United States History, Biology, Calculus AB and English Language and Composition.  These online high school courses can be a great addition to an existing online high school diploma program, or they can be taken through our independent study high school program.  Click here for more information! 

American School Offers AP Courses

American School is pleased to offer five online Advanced Placement (AP) courses for the 2017-2018 academic year.  To ensure that students have sufficient time to learn material and prepare for their AP exams next spring, enrollment in these online high school courses is only available from September 11-29, with classes scheduled to start the first week of October.  All classes must be completed by April 27.  If you wish to enroll in our AP courses, either as a new student or as a current student who is adding courses to an existing correspondence high school diploma program or online high school diploma program, please read the link above and then send us an email to begin the enrollment process.  We look forward to serving you and think our AP courses are a great addition to our accredited high school program!    

Today’s Birthday: Wayne Osmond

It's August 28, and entertainer Wayne Osmond turns 66 years old today.  American School is proud to be the school of choice for many members of the Osmond family, including Wayne and his siblings Donny and Marie.  When the Osmonds were our students, just had a correspondence high school diploma program.  We didn't have an online high school diploma program or online middle school courses, but now we do.  It's just one example of how American School has adapted with the changing times to meet the needs of all of our students.  Soon we'll be introducing even more new courses.  Keep checking this blog often for updates!  

Today’s Anniversary: Helium

It's August 18, and French scientist Pierre Jules Janseen discovered helium on this date in 1868.  You can learn more about this element by taking some of our science courses.  They're available as accredited online high school courses or accredited high school correspondence courses.  Take them individually through our independent study high school program, or take them as part of our correspondence or online high school diploma program.  Either way, we look forward to you blowing up balloons with helium to celebrate graduating from high school!  

American School Staff Receives First Aid Training

Today American School welcomes the American Red Cross to our building.  Several of our employees are receiving training in first aid and CPR so that we can keep fellow employees as safe and healthy as possible in case of any type of emergency.  If you're interested in learning a bit more about first aid and CPR, consider taking one of our health courses.  You can find them among our online high school courses and high school correspondence courses.  They are great additions to your online high school diploma program or correspondence high school diploma program, or you may take them individually for credit recovery or enrichment.

Today’s Special Occasion: Flag Day

It's June 14, and we're celebrating Flag Day.  As you might imagine, with the word American in our name, we're proud to fly the flag outside of our distance education high school offices.  We're proud to live in a country that grants its citizens many freedoms, including the choice to attend school wherever they choose.  We offer an online high school diploma program and a correspondence high school diploma program for students in grades 9-12.  We also offer an accredited middle school program for students in grades 6-8.  It is our hope that one day you'll display your American School diploma as proudly as you display the American flag.  Enroll today!