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Welcome to the American School's blog.  You will see our last thirty blog posts on this page.  View the ten most recent blog posts here.  View some of our favorite blog posts from the past decade here.

  • American School Holds Professional Development Day - American School is having a professional development day today and will return to regular business hours tomorrow.  You may email us today if you have questions about your online high school courses, high school correspondence courses or online middle school courses, but you may not receive a reply until tomorrow.  If you wish to call... Read More
  • American School Welcomes Board of Trustees - Today our Board of Trustees is in our building for a series of meetings.  We're grateful to the trustees for their leadership and willingness to assist us as we strive to become the best distance education high school and distance education middle school in the world.  Our trustees look at American School in its entirety,... Read More
  • American School Holds 79th Annual Scholarship Meeting - Today American School is holding its 79th annual Scholarship Committee Meeting.  Permanent committee members and American School Trustees Dr. John Kemp and Cher Tufly are being joined by this year's guest committee member, Leslie Ballard, Director of AdvancED Indiana, to select this year's winners, all of whom will be profiled in an upcoming All American... Read More
  • Today’s Special Occasion: First Day of Summer - It's June 21, and today is the first day of summer.  Many people enjoy summer vacations and think of anything but school during the months of June, July and August, but American School accepts enrollments year-round.  Some students who enroll in the summer take accredited high school courses or online middle school courses for credit... Read More
  • Today’s Anniversary: The Great Seal of the United States - It's June 20, and on this date in 1782, Congress adopted the Great Seal of the United States.  American School has had several seals of its own during the last 120 years, each of which expresses our commitment to offering quality education which could result in a correspondence high school diploma, online high school diploma,... Read More
  • Today’s Birthday: Blaise Pascal - It's June 19, and mathematician and scientist Blaise Pascal was born on this date in 1623.  His work and influence may be found in many of our math and science courses that students take as part of an accredited high school program or individually for credit recovery or enrichment.  We're pleased to offer a variety... Read More
  • Today’s Birthday: Ford Motor Company - It's June 16, and on this date in 1903, the Ford Motor Company was incorporated.  This blog does not endorse one automobile maker over another, but it's worth noting that American School is six years older than Ford, and many people think Ford has been around forever.  We were founded in 1897 and have been... Read More
  • Today’s Special Occasion: U.S. Open - It's June 15, and today is the first day of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Erin Hills in Wisconsin.  This is the first U.S. Open in the Midwest since 2003, and American School employees were at that event held at nearby Olympia Fields Country Club.  Our employees worked as marshals and will call representatives... Read More
  • Today’s Special Occasion: Flag Day - It's June 14, and we're celebrating Flag Day.  As you might imagine, with the word American in our name, we're proud to fly the flag outside of our distance education high school offices.  We're proud to live in a country that grants its citizens many freedoms, including the choice to attend school wherever they choose. ... Read More
  • Today’s Anniversary: Charles Lindbergh Ticker Tape Parade - It's June 13, and 90 years ago today, Charles Lindbergh received a ticker tape parade in New York City after he returned from his solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.  His voyage was quite an accomplishment, and you can achieve something just as big after you enroll and become our student.  Maybe you feel like... Read More
  • Today’s Anniversary: High School Graduation - It's June 12, and on this date in a year we won't identify, the person who writes this blog graduated from high school.  Graduating from high school is a milestone for anyone, and we can help you earn a high school diploma at home.  American School offers high school correspondence courses and online high school... Read More
  • French Open Flashback: Kathleen Horvath - We've written about the French Open quite a bit recently as we've followed Caroline Wozniacki all tournament long, but another American School student deserves some attention before we put the French Open in our rearview mirror for another year.  Kathleen Horvath pulled off one of tennis's greatest upsets in the 1984 French Open.  She defeated... Read More
  • American School to Attend WHO Convention - American School is pleased to return to Puyallup, Washington, and the 2017 Washington Homeschool Organization Convention.  We'll be in booth 301 at the Washington State Fair Showplex on June 9 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and June 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and as always we will have plenty of freebies and... Read More
  • Caroline Wozniacki Falls in French Open Quarterfinals - American School student Caroline Wozniacki saw her French Open run end in the quarterfinals with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 loss to Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia.  Caroline's appearance in the final eight matched her best showing in Paris and first appearance in the quarterfinals there since 2010.  The tennis season now shifts from the clay courts... Read More
  • Today’s Anniversary: D-Day - It's June 6, the 73nd anniversary of D-Day, a turning point in World War 2.  While few things can top the heroic acts of the Allied forces on that day, you can have your own personal D-Day of sorts after you enroll and become our student.  The term "D-Day" has become synonymous with making an... Read More
  • Caroline Wozniacki Powers Into French Open Quarterfinals - Since our last blog, American School student Caroline Wozniacki has won two more matches to advance to the quarterfinals of this year's French Open.  In the third round, Caroline defeated CiCi Bellis of the United States, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3, and in the fourth round, she defeated former French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia, 6-1,... Read More
  • Caroline Wozniacki Wins in Second Round of French Open - American School student Caroline Wozniacki is in action today at the French Open thanks to a 6-0, 6-0 second round sweep of Francoise Abanda of Canada.  While Caroline may have been pleased to see zeroes on the scoreboard for her opponent, we don't like to see our students get zeroes on their exams.  That's why... Read More
  • 2017 National Spelling Bee - The finals of the 2017 National Spelling Bee take place tonight near Washington, D.C.  As you watch, you'll be amazed at how students figure out how to spell complex words, but the skills they are displaying are the same ones you'll learn if you take our Spelling course.  We're happy to include it among our... Read More
  • 2017 National Geographic Bee - The 2017 National Geographic Bee was held earlier this month and is now airing on PBS stations across the country.  If you watch the show, you'll be amazed at what these teenagers know, and you can try to match them by taking one of our geography courses.  We offer a paper-based World Geography course and... Read More
  • Caroline Wozniacki Wins in First Round of French Open - American School student Caroline Wozniacki won her first round match in this year's French Open by defeating Jaimee Fourlis of Australia in three sets.  The scores were 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.  Caroline moves on to face Francoise Abanda of Canada in the second round.  You may be interested to know that American School offers French 1... Read More
  • American School Closed May 29 - American School will be closed May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.  We wish to honor and thank those members of the military who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.  Because of them and all veterans we are proud to include the word "American" in our name.  We look forward to serving our students,... Read More
  • Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C. - Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., the late President Emeritus of the University of Notre Dame and one of the top educators of the 20th century, would've turned 100 years old tomorrow.  To say that he lived a full life prior to his death in 2015 is an understatement.  His accomplishments and achievements included serving as... Read More
  • American School to Attend Florida Homeschool Convention - American School is pleased to attend the Florida Homeschool Convention presented by the Florida Parent-Educators Association this weekend at the Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee.  Come see us in booth 1007 on May 25 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; May 26 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and May 27 from 10 a.m. to 7... Read More
  • French Open Preview - Today's blog previews the French Open tennis tournament which begins next week in Paris.  The red clay of Roland Garros has been good to American School students and graduates over the years.  Andre Agassi completed the career Grand Slam with a French Open title in 1999, and fellow graduate Mary Pierce won the event in... Read More
  • American School to Attend FWAHS Resource Expo - American School is pleased to exhibit at this year's Fort Wayne Area Home Schools Resource Expo.  We'll be in booth 53 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne on May 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  As always, we'll have plenty of information about our online middle school courses, online high... Read More
  • Testimonial Thursday - Today we have a testimonial from a graduate who lived in Wisconsin at the time he was a student with us.  He writes, "Hello American School.  I've been meaning to send an update email for a while.  I graduated in 2005, attended hometown university for a couple years, UW Fox Valley, and then double-majored in... Read More
  • Today’s Anniversary: College Graduation - It's May 17, and on this date a little while back, the person who regularly writes this blog graduated from college.  The name and location of the university isn't important, but if you're a regular reader of this blog you can probably figure that out.  What's important is that graduating from this particular college was... Read More
  • Announcing 2017-18 ACT Dates - Today's blog announces dates for the ACT during the 2017-18 academic year.  The 2017-18 ACT test dates are September 9, October 28, December 9, February 10, April 14, June 9 and July 14.  Respective registration deadlines for those ACT test dates are August 4, September 22, October 5, November 3, January 12, March 9, May... Read More
  • Announcing 2017-18 SAT Dates - Today's blog announces dates for the SAT during the 2017-18 academic year.  For the first time, the SAT will be administered in August but will no longer be administered in January.   The 2017-18 SAT test dates are August 26, October 7, November 4, December 2, March 10, May 5 and June 2.  Respective registration deadlines... Read More
  • American School to Attend THSC Convention in Arlington - American School is looking forward to exhibiting at the Texas Home School Coalition Convention from May 11-13 in Arlington, Texas.  Guests are invited to visit us in booth 124 at the Arlington Convention Center on May 11 from 5-7 p.m.; on May 12 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; and on May 13 from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. ... Read More