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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 Special Occasion: Alaska Day

It’s October 18, and today is Alaska Day in our 49th state because on this date in 1867 the United States took possession of the Alaska Territory from Russia.  Alaska would not become a state until 1959, but American School has had a big presence in Alaska for...

National Boss’s Day

It’s October 15, and tomorrow is National Boss’s Day.  American School has had eight presidents or bosses in its 124-year history.  The first was R.T. Miller, who founded American School and served as president for 48 years.  The most recent is Valerie J. Riley, who...

Today’s Anniversary: Breaking the Sound Barrier

It's October 14, and on this date in 1947, pilot Chuck Yeager few an aircraft that traveled faster than the speed of sound.  This breaking of the sound barrier got us thinking about some of the barriers that might be in the way of you getting an accredited high school...

Today’s Anniversary: The White House Cornerstone

It’s October 13, and the cornerstone of the White House was laid on this date in 1792.  That event got us thinking about cornerstones in both the literal and the metaphorical sense.  We know a cornerstone is an important part of any building because it helps to...

Textbook Update

Today’s blog is about textbooks for our middle school correspondence courses and high school correspondence courses.  Over the last 19 months since the start of the pandemic, many things have been in short supply, and textbooks are among them.  When a textbook for one...

American School Closed Monday, October 11

American School will be closed Monday, October 11.  We will reopen with regular business hours on Tuesday, October 12.  We look forward to assisting you with your middle school courses and high school courses when we reopen on Tuesday.  Thank you for making us your...

Testimonial Thursday

It’s Thursday, and so we have another testimonial from one of our students.  Jose from Illinois writes, “What I really liked about American School is how the instructors helped and gave me advice on certain problems I didn’t understand.  The study guide really helped...

New World History Study Guide Available

A new study guide is available for our paper-based World History course.  Students who have World History in their accredited high school program or plan to take it as part of an independent study high school program will receive this new study guide along with the...

Correct Email Addresses

Today's blog is about the importance of having a correct email address on your account.  This is particularly important for students taking our online middle school courses or online high school courses because we send course log-in information to whatever email...

Today’s Anniversary: The Land Speed Record

It’s October 4, and on this date in 1983, Richard Noble set the land speed record by traveling 633 miles per hour in a jet-propelled car in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.  His record lasted until 1997, when Andy Green drove another type of car 763 miles per hour, but...

Today’s Anniversary: Walt Disney World

It’s October 1, and Walt Disney World opened in Florida 50 years ago today.  Today the Walt Disney World resort complex consists of four major theme parks, and we can make an American School connection to each of them.  Let’s start with the Magic Kingdom, home to...

Today’s Anniversary: The Hoover Dam

It’s September 30, and the Hoover Dam was dedicated on this date in 1935.  It provides power and water to the southwest region of the United States and is a popular tourist attraction due to its impressive design.  Just as a dam blocks water, sometimes things might...

50 Years of The Price is Right

It’s September 29, and tomorrow evening CBS will air a two-hour special celebrating 50 years of The Price is Right.  Bob Barker hosted the show for its first 35 years, and Drew Carey has hosted for the last 15 years.  When Bob Barker retired in 2007, we did a whole...

Today’s Anniversary: Ted Williams

It’s September 28, and on this date in 1941, Ted Williams became the most recent baseball player to hit at least .400 for an entire season when he went 6 for 8 for the Boston Red Sox in a doubleheader against the Philadelphia Athletics to conclude the season with a...

Today’s Anniversary: Google

It's September 27, and Google is celebrating its 23rd anniversary today with a doodle on its homepage.  We know that students who take our accredited middle school courses and accredited high school courses use Google for a variety of purposes, including searches,...

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...

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…
We call these our Four C’s.

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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