Today’s Anniversary: Piggly Wiggly

It's September 6, and on this date 100 years ago, the first self-service grocery store opened in Memphis, Tennessee.  For reasons still unknown, Clarence Saunders named it Piggly Wiggly, and the chain, which now has 600 stores in 17 states, has been in business for a century.  Before Piggly Wiggly, grocery stores were full-service places of business.  You'd show up, give a clerk the list of items you wanted, he or she would get them for you, you'd pay him or her, and you'd be on your way.  There were no shopping carts, no aisles, no checkout stands, and none of the other things we associate with shopping at a modern supermarket.  Piggly Wiggly's model gave the consumer more freedom, lowered prices, and became the model for supermarkets all across the country.  American School operates in much the same way.  We have everything from soup to nuts, so to speak, when it comes to paper-based high school courses, online high school courses and online middle school courses and we offer those courses at a very affordable cost.  You can take classes in core subject areas like English, math, science or social studies, or in specialty areas such as business, fine arts or world language.  In addition, you can take middle school and high school independent study courses for credit recovery or enrichment or take those courses as part of a package that will allow you to earn a high school diploma online for adults or children or a diploma with high school correspondence courses.  We think you'll go hog wild for us when you become our student, so enroll today!