POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR STUDENTS TAKING INDIVIDUAL SUBJECTS FOR CREDIT RECOVERY OR ENRICHMENT
American School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS), National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA) and Accreditation International (Ai) and is recognized as a non-public secondary school by the Illinois State Board of Education.
CREDIT VALUE AND COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
Courses are worth either a half-unit (semester) or full unit (two semesters) of Carnegie credit. Each full-unit course (equal to two semesters) is also available in half-units (semesters), unless otherwise indicated.
All unit exams/modules/levels/units, projects, and final end-of-course exams if required must be successfully completed in order to earn credit. A module, unit, or level is a course section that can consist of lessons, discussions, lab/text questions, quizzes and/or post tests. Any assignment left unfinished by the end of the contract will receive a score of zero, which may result in a failing grade for the entire course.
The cost of tuition includes all study materials, grading services, access to the Online Student Center, and postage to U.S. locations. Special mail services are provided at an extra charge.
All book shipments will be made to United States shipping addresses only. No packages will be sent to addresses outside the United States.
Tuition for individual subjects is required to be paid in full at the time of enrollment. Tuition and other fees must be paid in full before a transcript of credit is released.
The total balance must be paid in full before additional courses can be added to the student’s enrollment.
This contract will cease to be in effect per the maximum completion times and original date of acceptance, and no requests for refunds will be considered thereafter.
AMERICAN SCHOOL REFUND POLICY
We believe you will be pleased with your American School studies; however, should you decide within the first 30 days after your enrollment is accepted that you wish to discontinue your studies, you must:
- Notify American School in writing that you wish to cancel.
- We will retain a $100.00 processing fee and refund all other monies paid.
- For any paper-based course, all study materials must be returned in a new, unused condition before any refund is issued. No refund will be issued if any exams have been submitted for grading.
- For any online course, no refund will be issued if any assignments have been submitted.
Enrollments may not be transferred from one student to another.
Minimum time for completion: 5 weeks per course from date of course enrollment
Maximum time for completion: Half-unit course – 6 months from date of course enrollment
Full unit course – 12 months from date of course enrollment
See information at www.americanschool.org/ap
For students in American School’s Independent Study Program, local school deadlines must be met within these guidelines. Courses can be completed before the minimum time for completion; however, no official transcripts will be released until minimum enrollment times have been met for all courses (see above). Courses cannot be extended beyond the maximum time allotted for completion (see above). For any course, students must complete all course requirements. Any unfinished assignments will be assigned a grade of zero, which may result in a failing grade. Please note that these courses contain study materials equivalent to a half or full unit of course credit. Students should plan adequate time to complete all exams and assignments. In fairness to all students, exams are graded in the order received. There are no exceptions to this policy.