Whether you’re looking for an accredited high school program so that you can earn a high school diploma at home, a middle school program to prepare for high school, or individual courses for credit recovery or enrichment, American School has what you need.

American School offers accredited courses in grades 6-12 at a cost students and parents can afford.  As a non-profit institution since its founding in 1897, American School keeps cost to a minimum.  Our full-year or full diploma programs start at $1000 per year and include monthly payment plan options.  Individual courses start at $175 and are perfect for credit recovery or enrichment.

American School is accredited by MSA-CESS, Ai and NCPSA and recognized by the state of Illinois as a non-public high school.

Here are some reasons why you should enroll today.

  • Work at your own pace
  • Start anytime and study anywhere
  • Choose from a wide variety of core and elective subjects
  • Pay an affordable all-inclusive tuition which includes all study materials and grading services
  • Received personalized feedback and assistance from experienced and qualified instructors
  • Access the Online Student Center 24-7 to view grades and access helpful resources
  • Receive credit for courses completed at accredited school (some exclusions apply)
  • Monthly, interest-free payment plans available for students in full-year or full diploma programs
  • American School courses may be taken for credit recovery and count toward earning a high school diploma from a resident school

Fill out the form below for more information or call us at 708-418-2800 to enroll.  American School looks forward to serving you!

    High School ProgramMiddle School ProgramIndividual Courses for Credit RecoveryIndividual Courses for Enrichment

    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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