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.

Today’s Anniversary: High School Graduation

It's June 12, and the person who regularly writes this blog graduated from high school on this date many years ago.  Four years earlier, deciding where to attend high school was a difficult decision, and perhaps many of you are torn about where to attend high school.  American School offers two affordable programs that allow you to earn a high school diploma at home.  The general high school program and the college preparatory program both consist of 20 units of credit, and students may take courses in the course delivery method that is better for them.  Students may take all high school correspondence courses, all online high school courses or a combination of the two.  Tuition is both affordable and all-inclusive, meaning it includes all study materials, grading, access to the online student center and much more.  Perhaps best of all, students work at their own pace when and where it is convenient for them.  That ensures students are safe and have the best chance for success.  The first step to earning an American School diploma is to enroll.  We always look forward to sending our graduates their diplomas, and we would be happy to count you in that number.    

New English 12 Course Available

American School is pleased to announce that a new English 12 course is available to students.  This high school correspondence class is a senior-level English course that would be a great fit in an accredited high school program whether it's a general high school program or a college preparatory program.  This new course also can be valuable to students who wish to recover credit through our independent study high school program and graduate on time with their classmates at a traditional school.  We are constantly developing new courses or revising current ones in order to give our students the best educational experience we can.  Check back tomorrow to read about another new course we are happy to offer to our students.  

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.

American School Scholarship Application Deadline Approaches

Today's blog has a reminder that the deadline for submitting American School scholarship applications is June 1.  Entries must be postmarked by this date in order to be eligible to receive one of the scholarships we award to those graduates who earned a print or online high school diploma by completing our general high school program or college preparatory program in 2019.  We are looking forward to judging the applications sometime this summer and notifying the winners shortly thereafter.  We've offered scholarships for graduates to continue their education for many years now, and we are happy to do so.  If you are interested in receiving one, the first thing to do is to enroll and plan to earn a high school diploma at home from us.  We would be happy to serve you!

This Weekend’s Anniversary: College Graduation

Many years ago on May 17, the person who regularly writes this blog graduated from college.  It was the culmination of not only four years at an internationally relevant university but also the culmination of an education that began in preschool and continued through elementary school, middle school and high school.  For more than a century American School offered only high school correspondence courses, but in recent years we developed online high school courses and launched an accredited middle school program so that we might serve students in grades 6-8.  When students are ready to start high school, we offer a general high school program for students who plan to join the workforce or attend a community college after graduation.  We also offer a college preparatory program for students who plan to attend a four-year college or university after graduation.  No matter your grade, it's not too early to think about what you might want to do after you graduate from high school.  Planning throughout your education can help you reach your ultimate goal, whether it's getting your dream job, being accepted at your dream school, or both.  Let us help make your dreams come true and enroll with American School today!

BBB Educational Foundation College Scholarship Video Contest

The 2020 Better Business Bureau Educational Foundation College Scholarship Video Contest is accepting entries through June 12.  Click here for all necessary information, including eligibility requirements.  As you know, we try to make information about college scholarships available to students in our college preparatory program.  They earn a print or online high school diploma by taking high school correspondence courses or online high school courses with us.  American School has our own scholarship program too, and eligible applicants who received information have until the end of May to submit their applications.  We value learning not just at the middle school and high school levels but before and after too, which is why we are happy to promote college scholarships whenever we can.

Today’s Anniversary: Minnesota

It's May 11, and Minnesota became a state on this date in 1858.  To our knowledge, we've only visited Minnesota for a convention on one occasion.  That was in 2012 for a counselors convention at which we promoted our independent study high school programs, but we hope to return to Minnesota for another event in the near future.  Minnesota is perhaps best-known for its 10,000 lakes and its Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.  Here at American School, we have twin high school diploma programs.  The first is a general high school program geared for people who plan to attend community college or join the workforce shortly after graduating.  The second is a college preparatory program geared for people who plan to attend a four-year college or university shortly after graduating.  No matter how you choose to earn a high school diploma at home, we have the program for you and would love to serve you.  Get started by enrolling today! 

SAT and COVID-19

This is the second of two days we are looking at how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected standardized testing.  Today we will focus on the SAT.  Please click the link in this blog to receive the latest information on how the ACT is adapting to the current situation.  This information will be important to you if you are in our college preparatory program or if you are attending another high school and taking individual courses with us through our independent study high school program.  Either way, we appreciate you taking print or online high school courses with us and wish you and your family continued good health.

 

ACT and COVID-19

Over the next two days, we are going to look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected standardized testing.  Today we will focus on the ACT.  Please click the link in this blog to receive the latest information on how the ACT is adapting to the current situation.  This information will be important to you if you are in our college preparatory program or if you are attending another high school and taking individual courses with us through our independent study high school program.  Either way, we appreciate you taking print or online high school courses with us and wish you and your family continued good health.