Flashback Friday

This week we're traveling back in time to 1959 to see what was going on at the American School 55 years ago.  The lead story in the American School News was the annual scholarship meeting, which awarded 30 prizes to recent graduates.  This year's scholarship meeting will be held June 17, and we'll be profiling the winners in the July-August All American.  Elsewhere in the Spring 1959 American School News, we want to call your attention to two other articles.  First, the top of the front page refers to a visit by the Illinois Training Directors Association.  Although we are no longer affiliated with that group, we do welcome members of accrediting bodies and similar organizations into our building on a regular basis to evaluate us and help us improve.  Finally, take a look at the blurb on the bottom which announces that TV home study is a hit.  Back then, television was in its infancy, and learning at home while watching television was something new.  More than a half-century later, the American School is excited about reaching students through another relatively new medium: online courses.  You'll read more about them in the May-June All American that will come out next month.

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