Today’s Special Occasion: Teacher Appreciation Week

It's May 4, the first day of Teacher Appreciation Week.  Our students are taught by qualified instructors who genuinely care about their students.  Each of them has at least 24 hours of college credit in the subjects they grade, while many hold advanced degrees.  They all write detailed, personalized comments on every exam they grade, calling students by name and leaving constructive feedback so that students can learn from their mistakes and do better on future exams.  If you are ready to receive the same kind of help as you work toward your accredited high school diploma, enroll today!  

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Today’s Special Occasion: Patriots Day

This week's blog posts will be slightly different.  We have several special occasions on the calendar, including a couple on the same day, and it's possible there will be one day without a blog post, so if we're off by a day when it comes to recognizing a special occasion, you know why.  Each year the third Monday in April is celebrated as Patriots Day in New England.  The first shots of the American Revolution were fired on April 19, 1775 near Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, and the anniversary of that occasion is celebrated today in many of the original thirteen colonies.  Annual events on Patriots Day include a Boston Red Sox home game starting at 11:05 in the morning local time and the Boston Marathon, which attracts runners from all 50 states and all corners of the world.  American School allows you to run your marathon of 18 accredited high school courses at a pace that is comfortable to you.  You can be a sprinter and finish high school early or you can spread out your courses to cover the entire 4 years.  The choice is entirely yours.  Enroll today and you can look forward to crossing the finish line with your accredited high school diploma! 

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American School Launches Online Diploma Programs

American School is pleased to announce the launch of two online diploma programs which will add to its 118-year tradition of offering students the accredited high school courses they need at a cost they can afford.

“We’re excited to offer online diploma programs to students who prefer to learn that way,” American School President Gary R. Masterton said.  “This is a watershed moment in American School’s long and glorious history.”

American School’s General High School Program is designed for students who plan to earn their high school diplomas and then enroll in a two-year college or enter the workforce in the field of their choice.   Students in the online General High School Program will complete a total of 18 units of credit—12 required and 6 electives—and upon completion of all graduation requirements receive the regionally accredited American School diploma.  The 12 required units of credit include:

Popular electives for students in the General High School Program include business, career and technical education courses, among others.

American School’s College Preparatory Program is designed for students who plan to earn their high school diplomas and then enroll in a four-year college or professional school.   Students in the online College Preparatory Program will complete 18 units of credit—13 required and 5 electives—and upon completion of all graduation requirements receive the regionally accredited American School diploma.  The 13 required units of credit include:

Popular electives for students in the College Preparatory Program include fine arts and world language courses, including ten world language courses offered through a partnership with Rosetta Stone, among others. 

While American School is excited to offer online diploma programs, it has no plans to discontinue its popular paper-based courses and diploma programs which have helped more than three million students around the world graduate from high school.

“We know that many students will be excited to earn their American School diplomas online, but at the same time, we know that many students prefer to learn through more traditional means such as reading a book and mailing us their exams,” Masterton said.  “We’re happy to be of service to both groups.  In that sense, we’re a one-stop shop for anyone who is interested in earning an accredited high school diploma.”

To enroll in one of American School’s online or paper-based diploma programs, visit www.americanschool.org/enroll or call 866-260-7221.

American School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools/Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS), Ai (Accreditation International) and NCPSA (the National Council for Private School Accreditation) and is recognized by the State of Illinois as a non-public high school.

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