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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.

 

 

 

Faith’s Law

Today’s blog contains information about American School’s response to Faith’s Law.  In response to this new state law, we have created a web page with information and resources for students and families.  The web page contains resource guides in English and Spanish as...

Flag Day 2024

It’s June 14, and today is Flag Day.  The United States flag has a long and storied history, and a central figure in that history is Betsy Ross, who according to legend sewed the very first American flag.  If you’re ever in Philadelphia, consider visiting the Betsy...

Father’s Day 2024

This coming Sunday is Father’s Day, and so we are using today’s blog to thank all fathers and other fatherly figures who have made American School their family’s distance education middle school or distance education high school.  We are happy to provide your children...

Today’s Anniversary: High School Graduation

It’s June 12, and the person who regularly writes this blog graduated from high school on this date many years ago.  We want to see all of our students earn an accredited high school diploma too, but we realize that sometimes choosing the right high school can be...

Today’s Anniversary: Joe Nuxhall

It’s June 10, and on this date in 1941, Joe Nuxhall became the youngest player ever to appear in a Major League Baseball game.  He was just 15 years old when he took the field for the Cincinnati Reds against the St. Louis Cardinals, and his record of being the...

Today’s Birthday: Beau Brummel

It’s June 7, and Beau Brummel was born on this date in 1778.  He was a native of England and was the epitome of British style and fashion during his lifetime.  Certainly styles and fashions have changed greatly over the years, but our Fashion course can help you stay...

80th Anniversary of D-Day

It’s June 6, and D-Day occurred on this date in 1944.  D-Day was a major turning point in World War II, and we invite you to learn more about this historic day and the people involved in it by visiting the National D-Day Memorial web site or perhaps by visiting the...

Today’s Birthday: John Maynard Keynes

It’s June 5, and John Maynard Keynes was born on this date in 1883. He was a famous economist and so today’s blog is going to feature our economics courses. Consumer Economics and Financial Literacy is a popular choice among students in our correspondence high school...

Today’s Anniversary: The Pulitzer Prizes

It’s June 4, and on this date in 1917 the first Pulitzer Prizes were awarded.  Each year 23 different Pulitzer Prizes are awarded for excellence in different types of journalism and other artistic endeavors.  Most Pulitzer Prize winners are excellent writers, and you...

Today’s Anniversary: The Copyright Act of 1790

It’s May 31, and the Copyright Act of 1790 became the first United States copyright statute 234 years ago today.  It’s a good occasion to remind you that American School’s printed materials in our paper-based middle school courses and paper-based high school courses...

2024 Convention #7: HEAV Convention

American School’s seventh convention appearance of 2024 will occur next week at the Home Educators Association of Virginia Convention in Richmond, Virginia.  Visit us in booth 623 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center on Thursday, June 6, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; on...

Today’s Anniversaries: Rhode Island and Wisconsin

It’s May 29, and today we have two statehood anniversaries to celebrate.  Rhode Island became a state on this day in 1790, and Wisconsin became a state on this day in 1848.  This double anniversary got us thinking about the states we visit when we attend conventions. ...

American School Closed Monday, May 27, 2024

American School will be closed Monday, May 27.  We will reopen with regular business hours on Tuesday, May 28, and look forward to assisting you with your accredited middle school courses or accredited high school courses at that time.  Thank you for your cooperation...

Today’s Anniversary: South Carolina

It’s May 23, and South Carolina became a state on this date in 1788.  The motto of South Carolina is “Prepared in Mind and Resources,” and we’d like to think that applies to American School as well.  American School prepares students for their next phases of life in a...

2024 Convention #6: THSC Called to Teach Convention The Woodlands

American School’s sixth convention appearance of 2024 will occur next week at the THSC Called to Teach Convention in The Woodlands, Texas.  Visit us in booth 802 at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center on Thursday, May 30, from 12 p.m. to 7...

2024 Summer School

It's May 21, and the school year at traditional schools is rapidly drawing to a close.  This time of year we often hear from students who are interested in taking our online high school courses or paper-based high school courses during the summer for credit recovery...

Today’s Anniversaries: Flying Solo Across the Atlantic Ocean

It’s May 20, and on this date in 1927, Charles Lindbergh took off from New York in an attempt to become the first person to fly nonstop solo across the Atlantic Ocean.  Five years later in 1932, Amelia Earhart took off from Newfoundland in an attempt to become the...

Today’s Anniversary: College Graduation

It’s May 17, and the person who regularly writes this blog graduated from college on this date many years ago.  Graduating from college is a major milestone in anyone’s life, but it’s not likely to happen without first earning an accredited high school diploma. ...

Today’s Anniversary: The Nickel

It’s May 16, and the United States Mint began coining the five-cent piece known as the nickel for the first time on this date in 1866.  Five cents won’t buy you much anymore, but enrolling in middle school at home or high school at home doesn’t have to cost a fortune...

2024 Convention #5: FPEA Florida Homeschool Convention

American School’s fifth convention appearance of 2024 will occur next week at the FPEA Florida Homeschool Convention in greater Orlando.  Visit us in booth 1119 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center on Thursday, May 23, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; on Friday,...

Today’s Anniversary: Lewis and Clark’s Expedition

May 14, 1852 is the traditional start of Meriweather Lewis and William Clark’s famous expedition from the Midwest to the Pacific Ocean, and so today’s blog is going to talk about what happens when you start your journey with American School.  The first thing to do is...

Today’s Birthday: Daphne du Maurier

It’s May 13, and British author Daphne du Maurier was born on this date in 1907.  She is best known for the novel Rebecca but she wrote many other novels and short stories too.  Her birthday got us thinking about two of our accredited high school courses which focus...

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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