Happy St. Patrick’s Day from American School!

St. Patrick's Day is Saturday, but we're closed that day, so our blog is celebrating St. Patrick's Day today.  Green is the traditional color of St. Patrick's Day, and taking our courses will save you plenty of green.  As a non-profit school, we keep costs as low as possible.  Tuition for our high school correspondence courses and soon our middle school correspondence courses includes all study materials.  You don't have to buy books or other materials.  They are included in the cost of tuition.  Tuition for our online high school courses and online middle school courses includes all study materials as well.  If you take a package of courses with us to complete a grade or earn a high school diploma at home, you'll save more money than if you take courses individually, and monthly payment plans are available.  Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by wearing green and saving green.  Enroll with us today!

2018 Convention #2: Texas Homeschool Convention

We're on the road again this week and invite you to join us at the Texas Homeschool Convention in Fort Worth.  We'll be in booth 404 at the Fort Worth Convention Center on March 15 from 6-9 p.m.; March 16 from 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; and March 17 from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  Stop by and learn about our online high school courses, high school correspondence courses and online middle school courses and pick up one of our promotional items during your visit.  We've had great success at conventions in the Lone Star State in the past, and we're confident this year will be no different.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Daylight Savings Time Begins Sunday

Today's blog is a reminder to move your clocks forward one hour before you go to bed Saturday night.  Daylight Saving Time begins early Sunday morning, which means you'll lose an hour of sleep this weekend, but the sun will be out later.  Losing an hour of time won't hurt our students too much because they work when and where it is convenient for them.  Some work on online middle school courses, online high school courses and high school correspondence courses on a regular basis.  Others take longer breaks in between units or courses.  Whatever schedule works best for you is fine with us.  Enroll today and give yourself the flexibility of working whenever and wherever it is convenient for you.  You'll be glad you did!

Today’s Anniversary: Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-Point Game

It's March 2, and Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points by himself in a basketball game played on this date in 1962.  The number 100 is important here at American School because it is the highest possible score on any exam in our high school correspondence courses, online high school courses and online middle school courses.  While we want all of our students to get 100 on every exam they take, we know that's not possible for even the smartest student.  That's why our instructors are trained to provide custom constructive feedback when they correct students' exams.  The hope is that our instructors will help students do even better on future exams, perhaps even a perfect score of 100!  No matter your academic ability, we believe you can succeed as an American School student.  Enroll now! 

Today’s Birthday: Linus Pauling

It's February 28, and chemist Linus Pauling was born on this date in 1901.  Before his death in 1994, he earned two different Nobel Prizes, one for chemistry in 1954 and one for peace in 1962, and is one of the most important scientists in history.  We know that science can be difficult for students, so we offer science courses in both online and paper-based formats.  Some students like taking high school correspondence courses, while others prefer to take online high school courses and online middle school courses.  We believe students should be able to learn in the way that is most comfortable for them.  The end results are that students do better and have a more enjoyable time learning.  Check out our course descriptions page to learn more about our course offerings.  Then visit our enrollment page to enroll and become our student!

We Want Your New Course Ideas

As a leader in distance education since 1897, American School is proud to offer a wide variety of high school correspondence courses, online high school courses and online middle school courses.  Soon we'll add middle school correspondence courses to our curriculum, but we don't want to stop there.  We want to hear from you and get your opinion on what specific courses or subjects we should add next.  Simply email us your ideas.  We'll read every single email sent to us and we'll do our best to create as many of your course suggestions as possible.  Thank you for helping us make American School even better!

Today’s Birthday: George Washington

It's February 22, and George Washington was born on this date in 1732.  He's known as the father of our country, so today's a good day to say a few words about the father of the American School.  R.T. Miller and his friends from Harvard founded the American School in Boston in 1897 because they wanted to give people who couldn't attend a tradtional school a way to receive the education and training they need to succeed in life.  At the time, R.T. Miller probably had no idea that he and his school would move to Chicago a few years later and he'd continue at the helm until 1945.  He definitely had no idea that one day we'd offer an accredited middle school program with online middle school courses, but his vision more than 120 years ago set the stage for the school we are today.  R.T. Miller's school has helped more than three million students earn their high school diplomas and has become one of the best distance education high schools in the world.  Today we stand ready to serve you as well.  Enroll today!

Today’s Anniversary: The Post Office

It's February 20, and on this date in 1792, George Washington signed the Postal Service Act which established the United States Post Office Department.  As a leading distance education high school for more than a century, we are thankful for the Post Office.  Students in our high school correspondence courses rely on it to send us their exams, and we rely on it to return students' exams.  Over the years we've added online enrollment applications and online high school courses and online middle school courses, but the traditional mail continues to be a main part of what we do here.  We're continuing to create paper-based courses for our accredited middle school program and accredited high school program, and we have no plans to change.  We want to make sure that we have the courses you need whether you prefer to do them online or on paper, and we'd love to have you as our student.  Enroll today!

Today’s Special Occasion: Fat Tuesday

It's February 13, the day before Ash Wednesday, often called Fat Tuesday.  Many of us will be eating paczki to celebrate today, even tough those delicious donuts probably aren't featured in our new Foods and Nutrition course.  That course teaches students how to eat a nutritionally balanced diet, and we're happy to have it in our curriculum.  Our course developers are working on a variety of other high school correspondence courses, online high school courses and online middle school courses, but they've also spent considerable time creating middle school correspondence courses which will be available soon.  We're excited about our course offerings, and we hope you are too.  Enroll today and start taking some of our courses yourself!

Today’s Birthday: Abraham Lincoln

It's February 12, and Abraham Lincoln was born on this date in 1809.  He was the 16th President of the United States and is considered one of the greatest leaders in American history.  A few years ago, a new Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum opened in Springfield, Illinois, and we're headed to Springfield later this year for a convention.  Next week, however, is our first convention of 2018, so check back on Thursday to see where we're headed first.  We enjoy going to conventions to promote our high school correspondence courses, online high school courses and online middle school courses, and we also enjoy promoting historical sites such as the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum which can be great resources as you work in our accredited high school program or accredited middle school program.  Enroll with us today!