How to Enroll

Congratulations on your decision to enroll in American School!

American School is pleased to offer full-year programs for middle school students in grades 6-8 and full-year and full diploma programs for high school students in grades 9-12.  We also offer individual courses if you attend a resident middle school or high school and need to make up credits or if you simply wish to take individual courses for enrichment.  Follow the steps below to begin the enrollment process.  If you are enrolling multiple students, please enroll each student separately.  Enrolling multiple students in multiple grade levels or courses on the same application will delay the enrollment process.  If you have questions, please call us at 708-418-2800 or email us for assistance.  We look forward to serving you!



MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades 6-8)

Click here to enroll online in one year of middle school.  You also may use this printable middle school application if you wish to enroll in American School’s accredited middle school program.


HIGH SCHOOL (Grades 9-12) 

Click here to enroll online in one year of high school.  You may also use this printable high school application if you wish to enroll in American School’s accredited high school program.



Click here to enroll online in independent study courses for credit recovery or in individual subjects for enrichment.  You also may use this printable individual subject application if you wish to enroll in individual subjects for credit recovery toward earning a diploma from another school or to enroll in individual subjects for enrichment.  Refer to this course list for American School’s latest course offerings and cost of tuition.


American School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools/Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS), Accreditation International (Ai) and the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA) and recognized as a non-public high school by the Illinois State Board of Education.


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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