Middle School

American School is pleased to offer a middle school program for students in grades 6-8.

A full year of middle school for grade 6, 7 or 8 consists of 5 units of credit–one each in English, math, science and social studies plus an elective–at a cost of $1000.  Students may choose the course delivery method that is most comfortable to them–all print, all online, or a combination of the two.  Tuition includes all study materials, grading, access to the Online Student Center and more.  Monthly payment plans are available for students in full year middle school programs.

Scroll down to see sample schedules for all three years of middle school, as well as a list of possible electives, and then review Middle School Policies and Procedures.  Finally, visit our enrollment page to begin the enrollment process.


Sixth Grade

Full Program Sample Schedule:

English:  English 6

Math:  Math 6

Science:  Science 6 with Virtual Labs or Earth and Space Science

Social Studies:  Contemporary World History or World Geography



Seventh Grade

Full Program Sample Schedule:

English:  English 7

Math:  Math 7

Science:  Science 7 with Virtual Labs or Life Science

Social Studies:  World History



Eighth Grade

Full Program Sample Schedule:

English:  English 8

Math:  Math 8 OR (with permission of American School) Algebra 1

Science:  Science 8 with Virtual Labs or Physical Science

Social Studies:  United States History




Middle School Earth and Space Science (online)

Middle School Health (online)

Life Science (online)

Physical Science (online)

Health Skills (print)

Career Explorations (online)

Electronic Communication Skills (online)

Family and Consumer Science (online)

Principles of Information Technology (online)

Professional Communications (Speech) (online)

Discovering Careers (print)

Money Matters (print)


Individual subjects in grades 6, 7 and 8 to enrich an existing homeschool program or for credit recovery cost $325 for a full unit of credit and $275 for a half unit of credit, with the exception of any honors courses we may offer.  Honors courses will cost $425 for a full unit of credit and $375 for a half unit of credit.  Tuition for individual subjects is due in full at the time of enrollment and includes all study materials, grading, access to the Online Student Center and more.  Any course listed on this page may be taken individually to enrich an existing homeschool program or as an option for credit recovery.


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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