2020 Convention #12: FPEA Convention (Cancelled)

This weekend American School was scheduled to attend the Florida Parent Educators Association in Orlando, but the convention has been cancelled.  Had we attended, we would have had information about our general high school program and college preparatory program which students may use to earn a high school diploma at home.  We also would have had information about our accredited middle school program and been able to share with visitors how any of our accredited high school courses and middle school courses may be taken for enrichment.  The FPEA Convention is one of our favorite shows of the year and one of the biggest events of the year.  We look forward to seeing you in Orlando in 2021!

2020 Convention #18: Southeast Homeschool Expo

This weekend American School was scheduled to head to the Atlanta area for the Southeast Homeschool Expo.  While the show is still on, American School has decided not to attend in person this year.  Had we attended, we would have brought information about our accredited high school courses which students may take to earn a high school diploma at home or to enrich an existing homeschool program.  We also would have had information about our accredited middle school program for students in grades 6-8.  As its name implies, the Southeast Homeschool Expo draws attendees from an entire region.  It's not uncommon to see residents of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee at this event, and it's one of our favorite events of the year.  We are sad to miss it this year but look forward to returning in 2021.

Today’s Anniversary: The Moon Landing

It's July 20, and on this date in 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the moon.  We celebrated the 50th anniversary of this event last year, but the event is such a milestone that it is worth celebrating every year.  American School is interested in helping you earn a high school diploma at home, which is a milestone for anyone of any age.  While it is true that most students who take our accredited high school courses are teenagers, our courses are open to everyone.  Sometimes people cannot graduate from high school at the traditional time.  Our online or correspondence high school diploma program can help.  We accept credits from other accredited institutions as transfer credits, so work completed years ago won't be in vain.  If you've always wanted to get your high school diploma, it's never too late to graduate.  Enroll today and by this time next year you may have a milestone of your own to celebrate! 

2020 Convention #12: FPEA Convention (Rescheduled Update)

This weekend American School planned to attend the Florida Parent Educators Association Convention at the Rosen Shingle Creek near Orlando, but after moving the event from May to June, the event now has been moved to July 23-25.  If we attend in July, we will have information about our general high school program and college preparatory program which students may use to earn a high school diploma at home.  We will also have information about our accredited middle school program and share with visitors how any of our accredited high school courses and middle school courses may be taken for enrichment.  Keep checking this blog for further convention updates.

Testimonial Thursday

It's Thursday, and we're back with another testimonial from one of our students.  Christian from Indiana writes, "I liked the Careers course because it asked me questions about my life and related my answers to possibilities for my future.  I also found that my instructors showed me where to find the correct answers when I would get them wrong.  They were very helpful."  We thank Christian for those words.  Indeed our instructors try to make distance learning as personal as possible.  They call students by name when grading exams in print or online high school courses or print or online middle school courses, and they give personalized feedback so that students can do better on future exams.  Our accredited high school courses and accredited middle school courses give students knowledge in a wide variety of subject areas and, in the case of Christian's course, can introduce students to possible careers.  Make this May 28 a day to remember by enrolling with American School today! 

2020 Convention #12: FPEA Convention (Postponed)

This weekend American School was supposed to head to sunny Florida for the Florida Parent Educators Association Convention at the Rosen Shingle Creek near Orlando.  Instead this convention has been postponed until June 18-20.  If we attend in June, we will have information about our general high school program and college preparatory program which students may use to earn a high school diploma at home.  We will also have information about our accredited middle school program and share with visitors how any of our accredited high school courses and middle school courses may be taken for enrichment.  The FPEA Convention is one of our favorite shows of the year, and not just because of its proximity to theme parks, warm weather and pools.  It's one of the biggest events of the year, and we look forward to seeing you there in June.

Today’s Special Occasion: Mardi Gras

It's February 25, and today is Mardi Gras.  On this last day before Lent, many American School employees will eat paczki, which are a type of bismarck donut traditionally served on Mardi Gras and sometimes available throughout Lent.  Paczki can be filled with various fruits, cheese, custard and even chocolate, and the variety of paczki fillings got us thinking about the variety of accredited high school courses and middle school courses we offer.  We offer print and online high school courses and print and online middle school courses in English, math, science, social studies, business, fine arts and world language.  In other words, there is something for every taste or need.  Visit our courses page to learn more about our courses and read descriptions of them, and then head over to our enrollment page to enroll.  We'd be happy to serve you! 

2019-2020 Enrollment Special Ends Today

Today's blog announces that our 2019-2020 enrollment special is ending today.  As described in an earlier blog, the enrollment special allows students in full years of our accredited high school program and accredited middle school program to save $50 per year if they pay in full at the time of enrollment.  That means a full middle school program could cost as little as $2550 and a full high school program could cost as little as $3400.  Tuition includes all study materials for accredited high school courses or middle school courses, access to the online student center and much more.  We thank those of you who chose to take advantage of this offer, and we encourage all of you to keep checking this blog regularly to be the first to know of future offers. 

About the Online Counselor Office

Today's blog is about our Online Counselor Office.  The Online Counselor Office is available to school officials who have students enrolled in our middle school and high school independent study program.  Counselors can log into the Online Counselor Office anytime to view their students' records, download final exams, and much more.  We allow for one school code and one password per school, so it is important for school officials to share their information with others on staff so that everyone can have access to the site.  When counselors access the Online Counselor Office, they will see a list of names of their students who are taking our accredited middle school courses or accredited high school courses.  They can click on the name of a particular student and view that student's records.  We are happy to offer this service to counselors who have students in our independent study high school program or middle school program and hope you visit the Online Counselor Office often!

American School Sends Bulk Mailing

American School is always looking for ways to reach people who might be interested in our accredited high school courses and accredited middle school courses.  Recently we did a bulk mailing to school counselors in all 50 states to introduce, or in some cases reintroduce, ourselves to them.  The mailing contained information about our independent study high school program which is helpful for students who need to recover credits in order to graduate with their class.  It also mentioned that American School can serve the potential dropout by giving him or her the chance to earn a high school diploma at home at an affordable cost.  In total more than 120,000 counselors, including counselors who currently use us, received this mailing.  While we are unsure if we will send similar mailings in the future, it is our hope that the counselors who received this mailing will consider allowing us to serve their students in 2020 and beyond.