Today’s Anniversary: The First Letter from North America

It's August 3, and on this date in 1527, English explorer John Rut mailed the first letter ever sent from North America.  He sent the letter from Newfoundland in Canada back home to the United Kingdom, but not much else is known about him.  Nearly 500 years later, millions of letters a day are sent from North America to places all over the world.  American School has students in all 50 states and more than 65 countries, so we know what it's like to send mail.  It's how students were able to earn a high school diploma at home for more than a century before we started offering online high school courses.  We expanded our offerings to include online middle school courses, and this fall we'll debut middle school correspondence courses to go along with our high school correspondence courses.  We look forward to the day when we can send you your correspondence or online high school diploma in the mail!