Today’s Anniversary: Paper Money in the Americas

It’s February 3, and on this date in 1690, the Massachusetts colony issued the first paper money in the Americas.  It’s a good occasion to remind you that American School accepts many forms of payment for middle school courses and high school courses, but sending...

Groundhog Day 2023

It’s February 2, and today is Groundhog Day.  Earlier this morning American School’s groundhog saw her shadow, which means we’ll have six more weeks of winter around here if you believe in the weather forecasting abilities of rodents.  No matter the weather, American...

Today’s Birthday: Langston Hughes

It’s February 1, and poet Langston Hughes was born on this date in 1901.  He was a leader of the Harlem Renaissance which was a revival of African-American culture that had its origins in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City.  By coincidence, the birthday of...

Today’s Birthday: Franklin D. Roosevelt

It’s January 30, and Franklin D. Roosevelt was born on this date in 1882.  FDR, as he was known, was the 32nd President of the United States and was elected to four terms in office even though he served just more than three terms due to his death in office early in...

American School and the Australian Open

The Australian Open tennis tournament concludes this weekend in Melbourne, and so today is the perfect time to look back at some successes American School students have had in the land Down Under.  On the men’s side, Andre Agassi is a four-time singles champion,...

Today’s Anniversary: Michigan

It’s January 26, and Michigan became a state on this date in 1837.  American School regularly attends conventions in the Wolverine State, but whether you cheer for the Wolverines or the Spartans, our accredited middle school courses and accredited high school courses...

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.


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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