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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 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...

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...

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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