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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.

 

 

 

New Introduction to Business Study Guide Available

A new Introduction to Business study guide is now available for students in our accredited high school program or independent study high school program.  Students who already have materials for Introduction to Business among their high school correspondence courses...

Today’s Special Occasion: Bastille Day

It’s July 14, and today is Bastille Day in France.  It’s a great day to remind you that we offer French and more than 20 other world languages through a partnership with Rosetta Stone.  These online middle school courses and online high school courses may be taken as...

Today’s Special Occasion: The MLB All-Star Game

It’s July 13, and tonight the Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be played in Denver.  We mention this because the MLB All-Star Game was mentioned in the very first American School Blog in July 2006, and the theme of that first blog still resonates today. ...

American School Blog Celebrates 15th Anniversary

It’s July 12, and today we’re celebrating the American School Blog’s 15th anniversary.  The actual date of the very first American School blog entry was July 11, 2006, and in the 15 years since then, a lot has changed at American School.  Perhaps the biggest change is...

American School Announces Updated Enrollment Requirements

Today’s blog outlines several changes in enrollment requirements that will go into effect Monday, July 12.  The biggest change is that all students who live in Illinois and plan to enroll in a year or more of our accredited middle school program or accredited high...

American School to Attend ASCA Annual Conference

American School is thrilled to exhibit at the American School Counselor Association’s Annual Conference next week in Las Vegas.  We will be in booth 705 at the Caesars Forum Conference Center on Sunday, July 11, from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.; on Monday, July 12, from 8...

Back to Homeschool Curriculum Awards

Today’s blog is about Homeschool.com’s Back to Homeschool Curriculum Awards.  If you enjoy our accredited middle school courses and accredited high school courses, we would appreciate it if you nominate us for one or more of these awards.  We strive to offer...

American School Closed July 5

American School will be closed Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day.  We look forward to assisting students in our accredited high school program, accredited middle school program and independent study high school program when we reopen with regular...

Today’s Special Occasion: Canada Day

It’s July 1, and today is Canada Day.  That holiday got us thinking about the different countries served by American School.  Sometimes people think we only serve students living in the United States because we have the word “American” in our name, but actually we...

2021-2022 Student Handbook Now Available

The 2021-2022 American School Student Handbook is now available on our web site.  The handbook contains very important information for students in our accredited middle school program, accredited high school program or independent study high school program.  Please...

Minimum Online Credit Card Charge Introduced

Effective immediately, American School is introducing a minimum credit card charge of $25 for students, guarantors or school officials who are enrolling or making payments online.   We wish to be clear that our site is secure and safe, and you should feel comfortable...

2021-2022 Advanced Placement Courses Information

American School is pleased to offer four Advanced Placement courses for the 2021-2022 academic year.  The four online high school courses are AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP English Literature and Composition and AP United States History.  Information and important...

Today’s Anniversary: Virginia

It’s June 25, and Virginia became a state on this date in 1788.  One of Virginia’s nicknames is “Mother of Presidents” because eight Presidents--George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor and...

Year-End Inventory Begins

It’s June 24, which means that the end of our fiscal year is just 6 days away.  One of the things we do at the end of each fiscal year is to take an inventory of the textbooks and study guides we have on hand for our middle school correspondence courses and high...

2021-2022 SAT Test Dates Now Available

Dates to take the SAT test during the 2021-2022 school year are now available.  Taking the SAT can be an important part in the college admissions process, so students in our college preparatory program should seriously consider taking the exam at a date and location...

2021-2022 ACT Test Dates Now Available

Dates to take the ACT test during the 2021-2022 school year are now available.  Taking the ACT can be an important part in the college admissions process, so students in our college preparatory program should seriously consider taking the exam at a date and location...

Today’s Anniversary: New Hampshire

It’s June 21, and New Hampshire became a state on this date in 1788.  New Hampshire’s state motto is “Live Free or Die” and so today’s blog is an opportunity for us to tell you about some of the things that are included for free when you enroll and become an American...

Happy Father’s Day

This coming Sunday is Father’s Day, and so today’s blog will focus on the holiday.  Fathers play a very important role in their children’s educations, and we are grateful that so many fathers have made us their family’s distance education middle school or distance...

Summer Begins Sunday

It’s June 17, and summer begins late Sunday evening.  Many people think of the warm weather, family vacations and going to the beach when they think of summer, but summer is also a great time to take an American School course or two.  Students can work on our middle...

Today’s Anniversary: Arkansas

It’s June 15, and Arkansas became a state on this date in 1836.  One of the state’s nicknames over the years was the Land of Opportunity, and in many ways American School can be your school of opportunity.  We offer an accredited middle school program for students in...

Today’s Special Occasion: Flag Day

It’s June 14, and today is Flag Day.  On this date in 1777 the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution that officially adopted the flag of the United States.  More than a century later in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed June 14 as Flag Day, and in...

Tomorrow’s Anniversary: High School Graduation

It’s June 11, and tomorrow is the anniversary of the day the person who regularly writes this blog graduated from high school.  Graduation marked the end of four years of hard work in the classroom and extracurricular activities outside the classroom and also served...

Testimonial Thursday

We haven’t done a Testimonial Thursday blog in a while, but today is a great day to change that.  Laura from Georgia writes, “I found the instructors’ comments to be very encouraging and positive.  I liked the study guide as well.  It provided extra work in the areas...

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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