Today’s Birthday: Barack Obama

It's August 4, and Barack Obama turns 56 years old today.  American School does not take any political stands or endorse a particular party or politician, but there is a connection between us and the 44th President of the United States.  We both have roots in the Hyde Park neighborhood right by the University of Chicago.  In fact, the building that was our headquarters for nearly a century is still standing there surrounded by modern medical facilities.  Countless students took high school independent study courses or worked to earn a high school diploma at home through high school correspondence courses while we were based at 58th and Drexel, and our same commitment to offering outstanding curriculum and caring student service at an affordable cost continues to this day.