Today’s Anniversary: The Gregorian Calendar

It's October 4, and on this date in 1582, Pope Gregory instituted the Gregorian calendar that is still used today.  As you can imagine, switching to a new calendar format was difficult.  The old Julian calendar had a different way of calculating time, and when the world switched over to the new Gregorian calendar, hours, days and even weeks were lost in the switch.  It was October 4 one day and October 15 the next.  Fortunately nobody is planning to change the way we tell time anytime soon!  Occasionally people will contact us and want to know our calendar.  They want to know if there are deadlines for starting and finishing accredited online high school courses, high school correspondence courses and online middle school courses.  In truth, you can enroll any time of the year and finish any time of the year.  You'll have a certain deadline to meet per the terms of your contract, but if you finish before then, congratulations!  You can move on to your next course or your next endeavor.  It's not uncommon for people to enroll in the middle of a traditional school year and graduate in the middle of a traditional school year.  In your classroom of one, you set the schedule that works best for you.  We look forward to you receiving an online high school diploma or correspondence high school diploma signed by our president and principal and stamped with a date from the Gregorian calendar after you graduate from American School!