Today’s Special Occasion: World Teachers Day

It’s October 5, and today is World Teacher Day.  It’s the perfect day to highlight and thank our instructors who grade exams in our accredited middle school courses and accredited high school courses every day.  It is important to note that unlike many other distance...

Additional Information About Extensions

Last week we announced that we are no longer offering extensions for students in our online middle school courses and online high school courses.  In today’s blog we wish to offer some additional details about timetables for our online courses.  A half-unit or...

2022-2023 American School Student Handbook Now Available

The 2022-2023 American School Student Handbook is now available in numerous places on our web site and here in this blog.  The handbook is an important resource for students in our accredited middle school program, accredited high school program and independent study...

Last Day for Old Enrollment Applications

It’s September 30, and today is the last day we will accept old applications for enrollment in our accredited middle school program, accredited high school program or independent study program for credit recovery or enrichment.  Any printable application arriving to...

Extensions for Online Courses Not Available After October 1

Today’s blog announces that extensions for students to complete online middle school courses and online high school courses within the terms of their enrollment contract will not be granted for any reason after October 1.  Online courses contain pacing guides which...

New Policy for Comprehensive Exams

Today’s blog is about an updated policy for comprehensive exams.  If you took homeschool courses and wish to gain credit for work you did while you were homeschooling without being an American School student, you are eligible to take up to five comprehensive exams. ...

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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