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Since 2006, the American School Blog has kept students, parents and school officials up to date on what’s happening at American School. Below are our most recent blog posts.  Visit the American School Blog Archive to read noteworthy blogs from over the years.

 

 

 

Today’s Birthday: Jim Henson

It’s September 24, and today would’ve been puppeteer Jim Henson’s 85th birthday.  He was the creator of the Muppets and provided the voices for many of them, including Kermit the Frog, Ernie, Rowlf and Guy Smiley.  Some of them appeared on Sesame Street, a show that...

American School Listed on Grateful App

American School recently was listed on the Grateful app, which allows people to donate to non-profit institutions.  To view our profile and donate, visit https://app.begrateful.org/ and create an account and then search for American School of Correspondence.  We are...

Today’s Anniversary: The United States Postmaster General

It’s September 22, and the office of the United States Postmaster General was established on this date in 1789.  Benjamin Franklin was the first Postmaster General, and 74 others have followed in his footsteps over the years.  Here at American School we think about...

Fall Begins Tomorrow

It’s September 21, and tomorrow is the first day of fall.  People associate fall with many things, including football, leaves changing colors, cooler temperatures and going back to school.  If you’re thinking about going back to school and trying to earn a high school...

Share Your Thoughts About E-books

Today's blog is about e-books.  As you know, students who take middle school correspondence courses or high school correspondence courses with us receive a printed textbook and study guide in the mail.  We are wondering if students who take paper-based middle school...

Today’s Anniversary: The United States Constitution

It’s September 17, and the United States Constitution was signed in Philadelphia on this date in 1787.  The Constitution is rightfully considered the law of the land, and so today’s blog is going to talk about rules and regulations.  American School itself has a set...

New American Literature Study Guide Available

A new study guide is now available for our paper-based American Literature course.  Students who have this course as part of their correspondence high school diploma program or independent study program but who have not received course materials yet will receive this...

Today’s Anniversary: 23 Years at American School

It’s September 15, and on this date in 1998, the person who regularly writes this blog began working at American School.  To say that a lot has changed in 23 years would be an understatement.  Back in 1998 we only had paper-based high school courses for students in...

Free College Fair Scheduled for September 24-25

Today’s blog is about a free college fair that is being held online on September 24 and 25.  Today’s College Fair is an online event where guests will be able to visit with representatives from colleges across the country from the comforts of their home.  Guests also...

Enrollments Update

Today's blog is an update about enrollments.  As we wrote in our July 29 blog, the entire enrollments process takes a few days to complete.  When we receive your enrollment application and payment, we will begin processing your enrollment application within one...

Remembering September 11, 2001

It’s September 10, and today’s blog is going to focus on the events that happened 20 years ago tomorrow on September 11, 2001.  Many of us who worked at American School that day still remember where we were and what we were doing when we heard the news happening in...

Today’s Anniversary: California

It’s September 9, and California became a state on this date in 1850.  We just returned from a convention in California last week, and it was good to visit the Golden State for the first time in a few years.  When people think of California, sometimes they think about...

Happy Grandparents’ Day

It’s September 8, and this coming Sunday is Grandparents’ Day.  We’re celebrating a few days early and wish to thank all of the grandparents who have taken active roles in their grandchildren’s educations.  In some instances, grandparents serve as guarantors, and they...

American School and the U.S. Open

It's September 7, and today the quarterfinals begin at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York City.  American School students have had success in this tournament, and today we'd like to tell you about some of them.  On the men's side, Andre Agassi won the singles...

American School Closed September 6

American School will be closed Monday, September 6, in observance of Labor Day.  We will reopen with regular business hours on Tuesday, September 7.  All of us enjoy helping you with your accredited middle school courses and accredited high school courses, but...

American School Closing Early September 3

American School will close at 12 noon on Friday, September 3, for a staff event.  From time to time we have staff events to refresh and/or educate our staff so that we can better serve you, and tomorrow is one of those days.  We appreciate the good work our staff does...

Today’s Anniversary: The Old Man and the Sea

It’s September 1, and Ernest Hemingway’s novel The Old Man and the Sea was first published on this date in 1952.  We mention this today because The Old Man and the Sea is part of our American Literature course.  The course may be taken as part of an online or...

AP Course Enrollment Period Ends September 3

It’s August 31, and this Friday, September 3, is the last day to enroll in our Advanced Placement courses for the 2021-2022 academic year.  This year we are offering AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP English Literature and Composition and AP United States History, and...

American School Wraps Up Spring-Summer Convention Schedule

This past weekend we attended the California Homeschool Convention in Ontario near Los Angeles, and that event was the last of eight conventions we attended this spring and summer.  After being unable to attend conventions for most of 2020 due to the pandemic, it was...

American School Merchandise

Yesterday’s blog talked about American School class rings, but today we’re going to take that a step further.  From time to time people will ask us if we have any official American School merchandise available for sale.  This merchandise includes t-shirts,...

American School Class Rings

Today’s blog is about American School class rings.  Occasionally students and graduates will write us and ask if there is an official American School class ring they can order.  Unfortunately the answer is no.  At one time a company produced official American School...

Today’s Anniversary: The National Park Service

It’s August 25, and the National Park Service was created on this date in 1916.   When you think of the National Park Service, you probably think of parks and wide open spaces and sites where people can explore nature, but that is only one part of the National Park...

American School to Attend California Homeschool Convention

American School is pleased to head west to the Golden State this weekend and exhibit at the California Homeschool Convention in Ontario.  Visit us in booth 507 at the Ontario Convention Center on Thursday, August 26, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; on Friday, August 27, from...

Remembering Don Everly

Today's blog remembers Don Everly, who passed away over the weekend at age 84.  He and his brother Phil performed as the Everly Brothers and had numerous musical hits in the 1950s and 1960s.  In addition to reaching the top of the charts and earning a Grammy lifetime...

Today’s Birthday: Benjamin Harrison

It’s August 20, and Benjamin Harrison was born on this date in 1833.  He was the 23rd President of the United States and has the rare distinction of being preceded and succeeded by the same man, Grover Cleveland, who was the 22nd and 24th President of the United...

Homeschooling has taught me a lot of new things.  It has taught me self-discipline and made me take my studies more seriously than before.  I have learned to study properly.  The books and materials were very helpful.  It is a fun experience to do homeschooling.  Many people are amazed to know that I did homeschooling.  This has opened and changed a lot of people’s minds.

– Jekah from United Arab Emirates

American School has more to offer than any public school.  Two of my children, two of my grandchildren, and one niece completed their high school education with American School, and my sister and I are enrolled at the present time.

– Marilyn from Missouri

I learned a lot, and the skills are helping me in my college classes.

The most important thing I learned was how to schedule my time and organize my work.  The study guides helped to show me how much work to do at one time.  I’m glad to be part of American School.

– Peter from Illinois

I have found the methods, instruction, textbooks, study guides and service satisfactory because they are all up-to-date and made ready for me to learn.  I am greatly thankful for this service because now I can graduate early with all my credits in.  Thank you very much, American School!

– Ada from Michigan

American School was an easy yet efficient way to earn the extra credit I needed to graduate.

– Elizabeth from Illinois

I greatly enjoyed American School.  The instructors’ comments were very helpful.  I enjoyed this method of learning.  I feel I have learned a lot more than I did in public school.  I was able to keep up with school through all the moves I made without going through the hassle of switching school systems.  I enjoyed the honesty of the

instructors and the overall program.   I will recommend American School to anyone interested.

– Enoch from Texas

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Why you should enroll with American School…
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Curriculum

American School’s innovative paper-based and online curriculum offers something for everyone in grades 6-12. Students can choose from more than 100 self-paced courses in traditional subjects such as English, math, social studies and science and take electives in such subject areas as business, career and technical education, fine arts, and world languages,

Cost

As a not-for-profit institution, American School puts students’ educations first. Our tuition is affordable—much lower than many other distance education and online high schools—and all textbooks and study materials are included at no additional cost.  Monthly payment plans are available for students in full years of American School’s middle school or high school program.

Caring Student Service

When students are accepted at American School, they not only receive interesting curriculum at a reasonable cost from a pioneer in distance education; they also receive outstanding, caring student service.  Students may enroll anytime and work at their own pace.  Help is available from American School staff during business hours and around the clock in American School’s Online Student Center.

Credibility

Founded in 1897, American School later became the first correspondence school to become regionally accredited. Today we are accredited by three reputable accrediting bodies and recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education as a non-public high school.  American School’s diploma is accepted by colleges and universities, and thousands of high schools use our courses for credit recovery.

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