Caroline Wozniacki at the Australian Open

American School student Caroline Wozniacki rallied from a 1-5, 15-40 deficit in the final set of her second round match of the Australian Open and came back to defeat Jana Fett 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 to move into the third round.  Seeded second, Caroline defeated Mihaela Buzarnescu 6-2, 6-3 in the first round and remains a top contender in this year's event even though she was one point away from being eliminated in the second round.  Perhaps you've faced similar long odds in trying to earn a high school diploma at home or in a traditional school.  Let us help you reach all of your goals.  We offer online high school courses, online middle school courses and high school correspondence courses and will debut middle school correspondence courses soon.  All of our students work at their own pace in an environment that is comfortable for them.  In addition, we keep tuition to a minimum and offer a convenient monthly payment program for students in our full-year or diploma programs.  Get started with us by enrolling today.  We're happy to serve you! 

American School Closed January 15

American School will be closed Monday, January 15.  We look forward to assisting you with your high school correspondence courses, online high school courses and online middle school courses when we reopen on Tuesday, January 16.  Have a great weekend!

Today’s Anniversary: Common Sense

It's January 10, and Thomas Paine published his Common Sense pamphlet on this date in 1776.  The pamphlet is mentioned in Hamilton and also appears in our online United States History course and our paper-based United States History course.  Students in our online high school courses, high school correspondence courses and online middle school courses often read from primary sources to enhance their studies.  When you combine outstanding curriculum, affordable cost, caring student service and more than 120 years of credibility as a leading distance education high school and middle school, common sense would tell you that you should enroll with American School today!

Today’s Anniversary: The iPhone

It's January 9, and the original iPhone was introduced on this date in 2007.  Once upon a time people used phones strictly for talking to someone in a different location, but as we all know, today's phones can do just about everything.  One of our goals for 2018 is to debut a new web site that will be easier to view on your iPhone or other mobile device.  We know how important it is for you to access your online high school courses and online middle school courses from almost anywhere, and we're hopeful that the new web site will help.  Some people use our web site to access our online student center and get their latest academic information, but you can still call us to receive that information as well.  We're happy to offer a correspondence high school diploma program and telephone assistance to those people who desire them.  It's another example of how we are your school of choice in 2018 and beyond!

Today’s Anniversary: Password Plus

It's January 8, and a game show called "Password Plus" premiered on this date in 1979.  It seems like everything has a password these days, and your online high school courses and online middle school courses from the American School are no exception.  All of our students, even those who take high school correspondence courses, need a password to access our online student center where they view grades, download help sheets and receive links to other useful information.  We do our very best to keep your passwords and other personal information safe.  If you're interested in getting some American School passwords of your own, we invite you to enroll today and become our student!

Today’s Anniversary: Alaska

It's January 3, and Alaska became a state on this date in 1959.  We've attended conventions in our 49th state several times because many students there take our high school correspondence courses, online high school courses and online middle school courses.  Alaska is such a huge state that often schools are great distances from people's homes.  It's easier for families to have school come to them rather than brave snow and cold to attend school an hour away.  We're happy to serve those students as well as students in the other 49 states.  No matter where you live, we offer accredited courses at an affordable cost, and we'd love to have you as our student.  Enroll today!

First Blog of 2018

It's January 2, and this is our first blog of 2018.  What's in store for American School in the new year?  Plenty.  We'll be introducing paper-based middle school courses to complement the online middle school courses already in our accredited middle school program.  Our accredited high school program will see some changes too as we plan to offer students more flexibility in choosing high school correspondence courses and online high school courses as they work to earn a high school diploma at home.  One thing that won't change is our commitment to offering outstanding curriculum at an affordable cost.  We're looking forward to a great year and encourage you to get your year off to a flying start by enrolling with us today! 

Today’s Anniversary: The HMS Beagle

It's December 27, and on this date in 1831, Charles Darwin set sail aboard the HMS Beagle.  We mention this today because Darwin and his theory of evolution appear in some of the materials for our online high school courses, high school correspondence courses and online middle school courses.  The American School takes no official stance on evolution.  We know it is an important issue for many of our students, and if students and their families are uncomfortable studying evolution, we make other units available to replace units on evolution.  We are dedicated to offering courses that serve everyone and are happy to make appropriate accommodations when asked.  It's one of the reasons we have been a top distance education high school for the past 120 years, and we have no plans to change that philosophy when we flip the calendar to 2018 next week. 


Today’s Anniversary: Valley Forge

It's December 19, and on this date in 1777, George Washington and the Continental Army began their winter encampment at Valley Forge.  As we've said many times before in this blog, visiting historic sites is a great way to make your high school correspondence courses, online high school courses and online middle school courses come to life.  Valley Forge is one such place.  Keep checking this blog to see where we recommend you visit next.    

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!