President’s Message

It is my pleasure and privilege to welcome you to American School.  I am proud to serve as President of a school that since our founding in 1897 has helped more than three million students earn a high school diploma at home or from another accredited institution. 

For more than a century, American School offered only high school correspondence courses, but today we complement those with the best online high school courses and online middle school courses available.  Soon our curriculum will include middle school correspondence courses, honors courses for students in grades 6-12, and AP courses for high school students.

American School courses may be taken individually to enrich an existing homeschool program or for credit recovery at a resident high school through our independent study program.  They may also be taken collectively as part of a full-year accredited middle school program or an accredited high school program that culminates in students earning an online high school diploma or a correspondence high school diploma through our general high school program or college preparatory program. 

Whether you need one course or several, you will receive the best value in distance education as you work at your own pace in your American School courses.  We offer affordable tuition with monthly payment plans for students in our diploma programs, top-quality curriculum, caring student service from qualified instructors and dedicated support staffs, and outstanding credibility with accreditation from three reputable accrediting bodies. 

While it is indeed my pleasure and privilege to serve as American School's 8th President, it would be an even greater pleasure and privilege to have you or a family member as our student.  I invite you to explore our web site, contact us if you have any questions or suggestions, and then enroll and become our student.  All of us look forward to serving you.  



Tim Pivarnik