American School Closed Monday, November 11

American School will be closed Monday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day.  We thank veterans for their service.  Because of them, we are proud to include the word "American" in our name.  We look forward to serving our students and assisting them with their accredited high school program or accredited middle school program when we reopen with regular business hours on Tuesday, November 12.

Testimonial Thursday

Today's testimonial is from Huda from Illinois, who writes, "The Business Math textbook was very helpful because the examples and way of explaining the methods were really good.  The instructor gave a tremendous amount of help on solving the problems.  Without the instructor’s comments and help, I would’ve been lost.  Thank you."  We thank Huda for those words.  Instructors in our print and online middle school courses, high school correspondence courses and online high school courses are trained to provide constructive feedback on every exam they grade.  We try to make distance education as personal as possible, so we make our instructors and staff available whenever students need them.  Even though students may work alone in a classroom of one, they are never truly alone.  Enroll today and let us give you the same personal attention in distance education.  

2019 Convention #24: MSCA Conference

This coming weekend we will return to Michigan and exhibit at the Michigan School Counselor Association Conference.  It's taking place at the Lansing Convention Center, and we invite counselors to stop by table 5 on November 10 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and November 11 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  We will have information about our print and online independent study programs and share how our independent study high school program has made us a leading distance education high school for several decades.  This is our penultimate convention appearance of 2019, and we want to send the year out on a high note.  Come join us in Lansing this coming weekend and check back next week to see where we are headed for our final convention appearance of 2019! 

Today’s Special Occasion: Election Day

It's Election Day, and while American School is neutral when it comes to political matters, we are going to use this occasion to share some reasons why you should vote for us as your distance education high school or middle school.  First, we offer print and online high school courses and print and online middle school courses, and doing so allows students to choose the course delivery method that is better for them.  We offer affordable monthly payment plans to students in full years of our accredited high school program or accredited middle school program, and we have 122 years of credibility as a leader in distance education.  That credibility is proof that we keep our campaign promises to our students and graduates!  Now is a great time to get started, so cast your ballot for us and enroll today!   

National Distance Learning Week Begins Today

It's November 4, and National Distance Learning Week begins today.  We are proud to be your distance education high school and distance education middle school, and it's what we've done since our founding in 1897.  Back then, nobody could have envisioned us offering online high school courses and online middle school courses, but we are happy to offer those in addition to the high school correspondence courses and middle school correspondence courses that have been so important to us over the years.  No matter what course delivery method you use, we are happy to serve you and have you as part of our distance learning community! 

Today’s Special Occasion: Halloween

It's October 31, and today is Halloween.  Halloween is often characterized by jack-o-lanterns, witches, ghosts and children trick-or-treating while wearing interesting costumes.  If you're taking one of our print or online high school courses or print or online middle school courses and are uncomfortable if you're asked to read stories that contain witches or ghosts, let us know.  We respect your beliefs and are happy to make alternate arrangements for you.  Halloween is also a good time to remind you that there is nothing scary about becoming our student.  Homeschooling may seem frightening, but our staff is here to put your mind at ease and assist you with your accredited high school program, accredited middle school program or independent study high school program.  Thank you for reading today's blog, and look for our next post on Monday.     

Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday

If you like to sleep, you're in luck this weekend because Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday morning at 2 a.m.  That means before we go to bed Saturday night we should set our clocks back one hour, which gives us an extra hour of sleep.  If sleep isn't your thing, you could look at this weekend as giving you an extra hour to work on your online or high school correspondence courses or print or online middle school courses.  That's one of the best things about studying with American School.  You can work when and where it is convenient for you.  If you want to study from 1 to 2 a.m. and then fall back an hour and study from 1 to 2 a.m. all over again, you can do that.  If you want to study during more normal hours, shall we say, you can do that too.  The choice is up to you.  We hope you'll choose us as your distance education high school or middle school, and you can get started by enrolling today!

2019 Convention #23: MSCA Fall Conference

American School is excited to exhibit at the Missouri School Counselor Association Fall Conference next week in Osage Beach.  Counselors are invited to visit us at the Margarita Lake Resort (formerly Tan-Tar-A Resort) on November 3 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on November 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  We will have information about our independent study high school program in which students can take online high school courses or high school correspondence courses to recover credit.  We will also have information about our print or online high school diploma program for the potential dropout and also have details about our accredited middle school program for students in grades 6-8.  Come join us in the Show Me State!  We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Today’s Anniversary: The Statue of Liberty

It's October 28, and the Statue of Liberty was dedicated on this date in 1886.  The Statue of Liberty is one of the most famous symbols of the United States, and an image of it appeared on previous versions of our web site.  We're excited about the upcoming new version of our web site which will contain new applications for our general high school program, college preparatory program, independent study high school program and accredited middle school program.  It also will be more mobile-friendly and easier to navigate, just like our new online course platform.  We are always on the lookout for ways to improve student experience, and our new web site will help us do that.  Look for it soon!   

Today’s Birthday: Brian Kelly

It's October 25, and Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly turns 58 years old today.  If you're thinking of playing college football at Notre Dame or participating in any other sport for any other NCAA school, please read this blog carefully.  At this time our online high school courses and high school correspondence courses are not NCAA-approved.  That means that if you take our courses, you likely will not be able to play college sports.  We are working diligently toward making our accredited high school program NCAA-approved, and we have always thought that the education our students and graduates receive matches or exceeds the education students receive in more traditional schools.  We thank you for your understanding and hope to have an update for you soon.