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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.

 

 

 

American School Opening Late on Monday, June 27

American School will have a delayed opening on Monday, June 27, due to a staff event.  We expect to be open and ready to assist you with your accredited middle school courses and accredited high school courses by 10 a.m.  Part-time instructors are not affected by this...

Today’s Special Occasion: The First Full Day of Summer

It’s June 22, and today is the first full day of summer.  We can say that because summer began in the wee hours of yesterday morning, so for at least a couple hours it was still spring on June 21.  When people think of summer they think of warm weather, beaches,...

Today’s Anniversary: New Hampshire

It’s June 21, and New Hampshire became a state on this date in 1788.  New Hampshire’s nickname is the Granite State, and that got us thinking about rocks and solid foundations.  A correspondence high school diploma or online high school diploma from American School...

Happy Father’s Day from American School

It’s June 17, and Sunday is Father’s Day.  In this blog we wish to thank all American School fathers for choosing our accredited middle school program, accredited high school program or independent study program for their children.  We also wish to acknowledge that...

American School Closed Monday, June 20

American School will be closed Monday, June 20, in observance of Juneteenth.  We will reopen with regular business hours on Tuesday, June 21, and look forward to helping you with your online middle school courses, paper-based middle school courses, online high school...

Today’s Anniversary: Arkansas

It’s June 15, and Arkansas became a state on this date in 1836.  One of the nicknames of Arkansas is the Land of Opportunity, and you might think of American School as the School of Opportunity.  That’s because we offer accredited middle school courses and accredited...

Today’s Special Occasion: Flag Day

It’s June 14, and today is Flag Day.  You’re probably not surprised we’re featuring Flag Day in today’s blog because we’re the American School after all and the flag is a symbol of America, but there are many things about the flag and Flag Day that you might not...

Today’s Anniversary: Charles Lindbergh’s Ticker-Tape Parade

It's June 13, and on this date in 1927, Charles Lindbergh received a ticker-tape parade in New York City in celebration of his solo transatlantic flight.  People called it a ticker-tape parade because employees in high-rise office buildings along the parade route...

This Weekend’s Anniversary: High School Graduation

It’s June 10, and the person who regularly writes these blogs graduated from high school on this weekend many years ago.  Four years prior, deciding where to attend high school was a difficult decision, but the decision that was made turned out to be the correct...

American School Announces AP Courses for 2022-2023

American School is proud to announce that we will offer two Advanced Placement courses for the 2022-2023 academic year.  They are AP: English Literature and Composition and AP: Calculus AB.  Full details are available on the AP page of our web site linked above. ...

Today’s Special Occasion: World Oceans Day

It’s June 8, and today is World Oceans Day.  It’s a day set aside to learn more about oceans and how to sustain them so that future generations can get the same benefits from oceans as past and present generations have.  American School once offered an oceanography...

American School and GEDs

Today’s blog is a reminder that American School does not offer GED courses.  We offer online high school courses and paper-based high school courses which may be taken individually for credit recovery or enrichment.  Our accredited high school courses may also be...

Today’s Anniversary: D-Day

It’s June 6, and a major turning point in World War 2 occurred on this date in 1944.  This turning point is called D-Day, and you can read about it and the heroism shown that day by clicking the link in today’s blog.  Today the term “D-Day” is often used to symbolize...

Today’s Special Occasion: National Donut Day

It’s June 3, and today is National Donut Day.  There are many types of donuts and all of them are good.  These include cake donuts, yeast donuts, chocolate donuts, donuts with icing, donuts with sprinkles, and one of our personal favorites, the French cruller.  No...

American School to Attend 2022 HEAV Convention

American School is pleased to attend the 2022 HEAV Convention next weekend in Richmond, Virginia.  Join us in booth 436 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center on Thursday, June 9, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; on Friday, June 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m; and on Saturday,...

Today’s Anniversaries: Kentucky and Tennessee

It’s June 1, and Kentucky and Tennessee became states on this date in 1792 and 1796 respectively.  American School has attended conventions in both states over the years and is happy to return to one of them later this year.  We attend state school counseling...

Class Rings

Today’s blog is about class rings.  Every so often graduates of our accredited high school program will contact us and ask if they can order a class ring.  We would be happy to honor their requests, but American School no longer offers official class rings.  We...

American School Closed Monday, May 30

American School will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.  We will reopen with regular business hours on Tuesday, May 31, and look forward to assisting you with your accredited middle school program, accredited high school program and independent...

Better Business Bureau Complaints

American School is proud of its decades-long affiliation with the Better Business Bureau which goes back to June 1, 1934, and our 125 years of fine, upstanding service to our students.  There are times, however, when students and parents are not satisfied with the...

American School and the French Open

The French Open tennis tournament is underway at Roland Garros in Paris, and so today is a good opportunity for us to look back at some of the tournament's most memorable moments involving American School graduates.  Andre Agassi was runner-up in 1990 and 1991 but...

Today’s Anniversary: South Carolina

It’s May 23, and South Carolina became a state on this date in 1788.  We have attended conventions in the Palmetto State in the past and may do so again in the future.  Each year we try to get to as many conventions as possible while taking several things into...

Today’s Special Occasion: World Bee Day

It’s May 20, and today is World Bee Day.  It’s a day set aside each year to recognize the importance of bees and all the things bees do to keep the world’s ecosystem thriving.  Many years ago when American School introduced its Spelling course, the study materials...

American School to Attend 2022 FPEA Florida Homeschool Convention

American School is pleased to exhibit at the 2022 FPEA Florida Homeschool Convention next week in Orlando.  We’ll be in booth 1102 at the Rosen Shingle Creek on Thursday, May 26, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; on Friday, May 27, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and on Saturday, May...

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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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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