2019 Convention #14: FPEA Florida Homeschool Convention

One week from today we will be in the Orlando area for the FPEA Florida Homeschool Convention.  Visit us in booth 216 at the Rosen Shingle Creek on May 23 from 4 to 9 p.m., May 24 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and May 25 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  As usual we will have information about our accredited high school program and accredited middle school program, and we'll also bring along our latest promotional items for anyone who visits our booth.  We have come to this convention for many years, but this is the first time it's being held at the Rosen Shingle Creek.  We're excited to check out the convention's new home, and we hope you're excited to visit us and learn how we can help you earn a high school diploma at home.  Come join us in the Sunshine State next week!   

Today’s Birthday: L. Frank Baum

It's May 15, and author L. Frank Baum was born on this date in 1856.  He is best known for writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, so let's review what each of the four main characters in the book wanted from the Wizard and how their wants tie in to the American School.  Dorothy wanted to go home, and you can earn a high school diploma at home with us.  The Scarecrow wanted a brain, and you'll use your brain as you take accredited high school courses or enroll in our accredited middle school program.  The Tin Man wanted a heart, and we think you'll love our rigorous courses, personalized service and affordable tuition.  Finally, the Lion wanted courage, and we know enrolling with us takes a little courage, especially if you've never homeschooled before, but we believe your courage will pay off shortly after you enroll and get into a good studying schedule.  There's no wizardry needed for you to be successful with us.  We're looking forward to having you as our student!    

American School General Merchandise

Today is the last of a series of three blogs about American School merchandise found on the Jostens web site.  As we've noted previously, we do not sell items ourselves, nor do we profit from items sold by Jostens.  Today we'd like to focus on general merchandise.   Much of the general merchandise is apparel featuring various sports teams that we do not have.  After all, with students in all 50 states and more than 65 countries around the world, it's difficult to get athletes together to compete as one team.  Still, some of these items might interest you, and so we wanted to let you know they are available.  Whether you're in our general high school program, college preparatory program, independent study high school program or accredited middle school program, we hope that you take pride in your school.  We definitely take pride in having you as our student!  

American School Class Jewelry

If you read yesterday's blog, you know we're doing a series of blogs about American School merchandise available from Jostens.  We do not sell these items directly or profit from them, but there is a way for you to get graduation products, class jewelry and other merchandise online.  Today's blog will focus on class jewelry.  For years class rings have been a source of pride and accomplishment for students and graduates, but as times and tastes have changed, other forms of jewelry have become popular.  If you wish to show your American School pride, you may wish to consider purchasing some of the items in the links we've included in this blog.  We are proud you've chosen us as your distance education high school or middle school, and if you enjoy your accredited high school program or accredited middle school program, we'd appreciate you telling a friend or family member too.  Check back tomorrow for the final installment of our American School merchandise blogs. 

2019 Convention #13: THSC Dallas Convention

We're kicking off a new week of blogs by previewing a convention coming up later this week.  We're going to attend the Texas Home School Coalition Convention at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel.  Come visit us in booth 306 on May 9 from 5 to 7 p.m., on May 10 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on May 11 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Stop by and learn about our accredited high school program and accredited middle school program.  We'll have information about both programs as well as information about taking middle school or high school independent study courses for enrichment.  We've attended this convention for many years, though this is the first time it will be held at the Sheraton Dallas.  We're confident that residents of North Texas will turn out in great numbers, and we'd love to say howdy to you when you stop by our booth!  

2019 Convention #11: OCHEC Convention

As has been the case several times so far in 2019, this weekend we're attending two conventions.  The first is the Oklahoma Home Educators Convention in Oklahoma City.  We'll be at the Cox Convention Center on May 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on May 3 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Stop by and learn about our print or online college preparatory program and our print or online general high school program, both of which lead to a student earning an accredited high school diploma.  We'll also have information about our accredited middle school program and are happy to share how families take our courses on an individual basis to supplement an existing homeschool program.  We hope that you'll see us sooner or later in the Sooner State and decide to make us your distance education high school or middle school.  Check back later this week to learn where else we're headed this weekend.

Today’s Anniversary: Louisiana

It's April 30, and Louisiana became a state on this day in 1812.  We've visited Louisiana many times for conventions and are happy to serve residents of New Orleans, Baton Rouge and many other parishes in the Pelican State.  Some students take independent study high school classes for credit recovery or enrichment.  Others may take full years of our online high school diploma program or correspondence high school diploma program.  Still others may take full years of our accredited middle school program.  No matter what Louisiana residents need, we have the accredited courses they need at a cost they can afford, and the same goes for you no matter where you live.  Enroll today and you'll have your first course in a matter of days!

Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day

It's April 25, and today is Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day.  If our employees brought their sons and daughters to our office today, here is what they'd see.  Children would see several instructors grading exams in online high school courses and high school correspondence courses.  They'd also see other instructors grading exams in online middle school courses and middle school correspondence courses.  In other parts of the building children would see staff members enrolling students into our accredited high school program or accredited middle school program or answering questions from students, parents and school officials.  Daughters and sons would see members of the accounting department monitor student accounts and members of the shipping department preparing to send study materials to students in all 50 states and more than 65 countries around the world.  All of us here are happy to serve our students, and we'd like to serve you as well.  Enroll today!

Today’s Special Occasion: Administrative Professionals Day

It's April 24, and today is Administrative Professionals Day.  It's an opportunity for us to recognize the many employees who perform clerical tasks in our office.  Our administrative professionals are critical to our entire operation.  They are the ones who write or call students enrolled in our print or online high school diploma program or accredited middle school program.  They are the ones who send more books to students in our middle school and high school correspondence courses.  They are the ones who manage student records and send transcripts to students who earn a high school diploma at home or take individual subjects through our independent study high school program.  We are grateful for all of them and wish them a happy Administrative Professionals Day! 

Today’s Special Occasion: Earth Day

It's April 22, and today is Earth Day.  We have online middle school courses and online high school courses that teach our students about the environment, but today's blog is going to focus on some of our other environmental initiatives.  For many years now we've had a paper recycling program in our building, and we also have receptacles for aluminum cans and other materials that can be recycled.  In order to save paper and provide more efficient customer service, we have started an online billing process for students in our accredited middle school program and accredited high school program.  We encourage you to do your part to save the earth and preserve or planet as well.  After a day off tomorrow, check back Wednesday for our next blog post.