Today’s Anniversary: Pride and Prejudice

It’s January 28, and Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice was first published in the United Kingdom on this date in 1813.  We are glad the novel made its way to the United States because we include it in our Literature 4: Selected English Classes course.  That course is...

Today’s Anniversary: Michigan

It’s January 26, and Michigan became a state on this day in 1837.  American School has visited Michigan many times for conventions, and we always enjoy visiting the Wolverine State.  Sometimes we even travel from our Lansing in Illinois to the Lansing in Michigan for...

Preparing for Chinese New Year

It’s January 25, and Chinese New Year begins one week from today.  This coming year is the Year of the Tiger, and it’s a great opportunity to remind you that we offer a Mandarin Chinese course.  It’s one of several online middle school courses and online high school...

Today’s Birthday: Neil Diamond

It’s January 24, and singer Neil Diamond turns 81 years old today.  If you’ve read this blog from the beginning you know that in the early days we used to feature a musician celebrating a birthday and then try to include the titles or lyrics of his or her songs into...

Today’s Birthday: Karl Wallenda

It’s January 21, and Karl Wallenda was born on this date in 1905.  He was the patriarch of the Wallenda family and founded The Flying Wallendas, which consisted of members of his family performing high-wire acts and other daring feats in front of large crowds. ...

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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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,


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.


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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