Today’s Birthday: Beau Brummel

It’s June 7, and Beau Brummel was born on this date in 1778.  He was a native of England and was the epitome of British style and fashion during his lifetime.  Certainly styles and fashions have changed greatly over the years, but our Fashion course can help you stay...

80th Anniversary of D-Day

It’s June 6, and D-Day occurred on this date in 1944.  D-Day was a major turning point in World War II, and we invite you to learn more about this historic day and the people involved in it by visiting the National D-Day Memorial web site or perhaps by visiting the...

Today’s Birthday: John Maynard Keynes

It’s June 5, and John Maynard Keynes was born on this date in 1883. He was a famous economist and so today’s blog is going to feature our economics courses. Consumer Economics and Financial Literacy is a popular choice among students in our correspondence high school...

Today’s Anniversary: The Pulitzer Prizes

It’s June 4, and on this date in 1917 the first Pulitzer Prizes were awarded.  Each year 23 different Pulitzer Prizes are awarded for excellence in different types of journalism and other artistic endeavors.  Most Pulitzer Prize winners are excellent writers, and you...

Today’s Anniversary: The Copyright Act of 1790

It’s May 31, and the Copyright Act of 1790 became the first United States copyright statute 234 years ago today.  It’s a good occasion to remind you that American School’s printed materials in our paper-based middle school courses and paper-based 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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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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