Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John passed away yesterday at age 73, leaving behind a legacy of entertainment and courage as she fought cancer for decades.  Longtime readers of this blog may recall that sometimes we pay tribute to famous singers on their birthdays by including the names of some of their songs in our blog and then tying those titles and lyrics to American School.  We are going to do something similar today as a tribute to Olivia Newton-John, who is best-known for her role as Sandy in the movie Grease.  The movie was about students at Rydell High School, and while we can only assume they were not part of our independent study high school program, songs from the movie and some of Olivia’s other hits definitely connect to American School.  Because we allow students to enroll year-round and study when and where it is convenient for them, our students can work on their online high school courses or high school correspondence courses during warm “Summer Nights” or any other time or season of the year.  Because we offer hundreds of accredited high school courses in a wide variety of subject areas, students will have no problem saying “You’re the One That I Want” and enrolling in one or more courses, unless that course is “Physical” Education because we are unable to offer that subject.  Along the way students will experience caring student service and outstanding instruction from a staff that is “Hopelessly Devoted to You” because all of us want to see you succeed.  Success might not be like “Magic” and come overnight, but we encourage our students to always do their best and keep working to earn a high school diploma at home.  Once they have their accredited high school diploma in hand, they’ll be in a place even better than “Xanadu” as an American School graduate!

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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