Today’s Birthday: The State of Illinois

It's December 3, and our home state turns 196 years old today.  Illinois became the 21st state on this day in 1818 and became home to American School in 1902.  We were founded in Boston in 1897 but moved here five years later at the invitation of the Armour Institute, which today is the Illinois Institute of Technology.  We're proud to call Illinois our home and proud to be recognized as a non-public high school by the state's board of education. We have held this distinction since 1978, when we became the first home-study school to be recognized in this way.  You can read more about this designation and others by visiting our Accreditations and Affiliations page.

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