Today’s Anniversary: The Panama Canal

It's May 4, and construction on the Panama Canal began on this date in 1904.  The Panama Canal is very important because it is a shortcut between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.  Without it, ships would have to travel all the way around the southern tip of South America to get from one ocean to the other.  We at the American School do not advise you to take any shortcuts when you work on your accredited high school courses online or on paper.  In fact, we ask students in our math classes to show all their work, and we take plagiarism and other forms of cheating very seriously.  All of our exams are designed to be open book, but that does not mean you can copy answers from a friend who is also taking high school correspondence courses, online high school courses or online middle school courses.  All work must be your own.  Although taking shortcuts may seem like the quick and easy thing to do, they will not pay off in the end.  Do your best work and one day you will earn your accredited high school diploma honestly!