New enrollment applications for American School’s accredited middle school program, accredited high school program and individual subjects for credit recovery or enrichment are now available on the enrollment page of our web site. This blog will highlight some of the changes you will find on the new applications. First, all students must have a United States mailing address for the shipment of study materials for their paper-based middle school courses or paper-based high school courses. American School will not send study materials by any mail services to locations outside the United States. Second, American School no longer offers multi-year contracts for full-year middle school or high school students. All contracts for those students are for one year (12 months) from the date of enrollment. Third, the cost of one year of our middle school or high school program has increased from $900 to $950. The standard payment structure is now $200 down followed by five monthly payments of $150 each. The modest pricing increase, our first since before the pandemic, equates to $10 more per month and reflects rising costs of study materials and shipping. Fourth, graduation requirements for high school students have been updated per standards set forth by the Illinois State Board of Education. One new standard calls for high school students to take one year of a computer literacy course. This requirement may be completed by taking any full-year online course or by taking our paper-based Computers (Digital Information Technology) course. Fifth, all students who take individual subjects must pay in full for their course(s) at the time of enrollment. Payment plans are no longer available for students taking individual subjects. We know you might need time to adjust to these minor changes, and so we will continue to accept older versions of our printed applications through September 30. If you have questions about the enrollment process after viewing our web site and reading the entire application, please contact our enrollments department and we will be happy to assist you. All of us look forward to serving you!