Individual Subjects

Students may take American School’s accredited middle school and high school courses individually for credit recovery or enrichment.  Visit our courses page to find the subject of your choice and then review Individual Subjects Policies and Procedures.



American School’s Independent Study Program is designed for students who attend public or private high schools.  Individual subjects may be taken through the Independent Study Program for credit recovery purposes, to avoid scheduling conflicts, to challenge the accelerated student, to assist the home-bound student, or to take the place of summer school.  Students who enroll in individual subjects through the Independent Study Program must have the approval of their counselor or other school official prior to enrolling.

Tuition includes all study materials, grading, access to the Online Student Center, where students can view academic records, sign up for e-mail notification of grades, download help sheets and access homework Web sites.  Counselors and school officials will have access to the Online Counselor Office where they can view academic records for each of their students, sign up for weekly student progress report e-mails, and download optional final exams for each of their students.

Once a course is completed and the student’s account has a zero balance, American School will send a transcript to the student’s school. This keeps the student on track to earn a high school diploma and participate in his or her high school graduation ceremony.

For more information, call us at 708-418-2800 or email

If you are a student or school official, you can begin the enrollment process here.  You’ll feel confident knowing that you or your students are taking interesting and affordable courses from one of the long-time leaders in distance education, American School.



American School’s courses also may be taken individually to enhance an existing homeschool program or simply for enrichment purposes.


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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