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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 Set to Hold 84th Annual Scholarship Meeting

It’s May 18, and American School is set to hold its 84th Annual Scholarship Meeting shortly.  The Scholarship Committee plans to award three $2000 scholarships and four $1000 scholarships to qualified graduates who earned a correspondence high school diploma or online...

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.  If you are interested in attending your dream school, consider enrolling in our college preparatory program.  It is more rigorous than our general high...

When Guarantor Passwords Don’t Work

Today’s blog is about guarantor passwords and why they don’t work sometimes.  The first reason, and one that also explains why student passwords don’t work, is that the account is delinquent.  When an account is delinquent, it means that the account is behind in...

Today’s Special Occasion: The Only Friday the 13th of 2022

It’s May 13, and today is the only Friday the 13th of 2022.  That’s good news for those of you who are scared of today’s date, but one thing you do not need to fear today is enrolling with American School.  We offer accredited middle school courses and accredited high...

Testimonial Thursday

We haven’t done a Testimonial Thursday in a long time, so today is the perfect day to end that streak.  One of our past students, Jaden from Alabama, writes, “I am very happy I got the opportunity to do this course because I know that it will help me out in the future...

Today’s Anniversary: Minnesota

It’s May 11, and Minnesota became a state on this date in 1858.  You might be familiar with Minnesota’s nickname, which is the Land of 10,000 Lakes.  American School doesn’t have a nickname, but if we did, we have two options.  The first is the School of 3,000,000+...

Today’s Anniversary: The Transcontinental Railroad

It’s May 10, and the Transcontinental Railroad opened on this date in 1869.  These days we take all forms of transportation for granted, especially interstate highways which came much later, but more than 150 years ago, the completion of a railroad that extended from...

About Old Books

Today’s blog is about old books.  Although we are happy to offer online middle school courses and online high school courses that are self-contained and do not include textbooks, we have more than a century of experience offering high school correspondence courses and...

Happy Mother’s Day from American School

It’s May 6, and Sunday is Mother’s Day.  In this blog we wish to thank all American School mothers for choosing our accredited middle school program, accredited high school program or independent study program for their children.  We also wish to acknowledge that some...

Today’s Special Occasion: Cinco de Mayo

It’s May 5, and today is Cinco de Mayo.  It’s a great day to remind you of the many world language courses we offer our students.  Because of our partnership with Rosetta Stone, we are able to offer our students online middle school courses and online high school...

American School Staff Receives First Aid Training

Several American School staff members recently completed first aid, CPR and AED training offered by the American Red Cross.  Staff members typically receive this training every two years, but due to the pandemic, staff members completed an online course in 2021 and a...

New World Geography Course Available

A new World Geography course is now available to students.  The course features the same textbook as before, but now the study guide and exams have been combined into one book.  World Geography would be a great addition to your accredited high school program or may be...

Today’s Birthday: Andre Agassi

It’s April 29, and tennis champion and American School graduate Andre Agassi turns 52 years old today.  He is an eight-time Grand Slam champion with four Australian Open titles, two U.S. Open titles, one French Open title and one Wimbledon title to his credit, but...

Today’s Anniversary: Maryland

It’s April 28, and Maryland became a state on this date in 1788.  When some people think of Maryland they think of Maryland’s most famous seafood, the crab, and the delicious crab legs and crab cakes for which the state is famous.  There is no reason for you to be a...

Today’s Special Occasion: Administrative Professionals Day

It’s April 27, and today is Administrative Professionals Day.  We have many administrative professionals here at American School, and they are often the unsung heroes of our entire enterprise.   When you enroll in our accredited middle school program, accredited high...

Today’s Birthday: John James Audubon

It’s April 26, and John James Audubon was born on this date in 1785.  You might be familiar with the National Audubon Society which bears his name, and the society continues John James Audubon’s work and research about birds and their habitats.  John James Audubon...

Spring Savings Special Offer Enters Final Week

Today’s blog is a reminder that our Spring Savings Special Offer is now in its final week.  The Spring Savings Special Offer allows students in our accredited middle school program or accredited high school program to submit their April and May payments by April 29...

Today’s Special Occasion: Earth Day

It’s April 22, and today is Earth Day.  Everybody can do something to save the environment and make the planet safer and better for future generations, and the first link in this blog can give you some suggestions on how to do that.  If you’re interested in...

Today’s Anniversary: The Founding of Rome

It’s April 21, and history or legend tells us that Rome was founded on this date in 753 B.C.  We say “legend” because there is a famous myth that twins Romulus (who gave his name to the city) and Remus founded the city.  Another myth says that the city was founded by...

2022 Cream of the Crop Photo Contest

Today’s blog is an invitation for students who live in Illinois to enter the annual Cream of the Crop Photo Contest.  All of the information is in the above link, and we encourage students who live in Illinois to enter the competition as quickly as possible,...

American School to Attend 2022 Midwest Homeschool Convention

American School is pleased to exhibit at the 2022 Midwest Homeschool Convention this weekend at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.  We will be in booth 715 on Thursday, April 21, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; on Friday, April 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30...

American School Closed Friday, April 15

American School will be closed Friday, April 15.  We will reopen with regular business hours on Monday, April 18, and look forward to assisting you with your accredited middle school courses, accredited high school courses or independent study courses for credit...

Today’s Anniversary: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

It's April 13, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened in New York City on this date in 1870.  The Met, as the museum is known, receives millions of visitors each year and contains works by some of the world's finest artists.  American School students can practice...

Today’s Birthday: Beverly Cleary

It’s April 12, and author Beverly Cleary was born on this date in 1916.  You may have heard about her last year because she died in March 2021 at age 104, but she left behind a legacy of children’s and young adult books.  Perhaps you, your siblings or even your...

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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