Today’s Anniversary: Charles Darwin and the HMS Beagle

It's December 27, and on this date in 1831, Charles Darwin began his voyage aboard the HMS Beagle.  It was on this voyage that Darwin began to formulate his theory of evolution which is sometimes taught in biology courses.  The purpose of this blog is to let you know that you will not be forced to read or study anything during your time with American School that may conflict with your religious beliefs.  Some people feel that learning about evolution is not appropriate.  Others may feel that reading stories about wizards, ghosts or witchcraft is not appropriate.  Still others may feel uncomfortable learning about the political process if they don't believe in voting.  We are happy to make alternate units available to you if you object to anything on religious grounds.  We ask that you let us know as soon as possible so that we can start making alternate arrangements, but you will not be penalized as you work on courses in your accredited middle school program, accredited high school program or independent study high school program.  Please keep this in mind as you study with us or think about enrolling.  We are happy to serve you!