SAT Update

This week the SAT announced several changes to its exam.  Details are available here.  If you are a student in our general high school program or college preparatory program and have questions about the SAT or ACT, our counseling department can help.  We are happy to help you prepare for standardized tests, but they are just one component of the college application process.  Our counseling department can assist you with the entire college application process.  Often that process includes making sure you take the suitable online high school courses or high school correspondence courses that will help you be admitted at the school of your choice.  Our counseling department can also help you fill out enrollment applications, financial aid applications and more.  Please do not hesitate to contact them if you have questions.  Our counseling department and our entire staff are happy to help!  

Common App Launches Mobile Application

Recently Common App launched a new mobile application which makes applying to college easier than ever.  The new app might be particularly useful for students in our college preparatory program when they apply to the college or university of their choice.  Please know that students who earn our online high school diploma or correspondence high school diploma are accepted into colleges and universities in all 50 states.  A big reason for this is our accreditation, but more important is the student’s overall academic record, which might include transcripts, extracurricular activities, community service and more.  Our counseling department can assist with the college application process, so please contact our staff if you have questions.  We are happy to serve you!

About commonapp.org

Today's blog is about CommonApp.org, which is a great resource if you are thinking about applying to college.  Our college preparatory program is designed for students who are thinking of attending a four-year college or university, while our general high school program can be done to earn a high school diploma at home if you are thinking of applying to a junior college or community college after graduating.  That said, it is important to know the entrance requirements for colleges that interest you so that you can make the proper courses part of your accredited high school program.  Our counseling department can assist with this process as well as answer any questions about applying to college.  We are happy to serve you and look forward to helping you reach all of your educational goals! 

Today’s Special Occasion: The First Day of Winter

It’s December 21, and today is the first day of winter.  People often associate winter with cold and snow, but not having an accredited high school diploma can freeze you out of having the life you’ve always wanted for yourself and your family.  Thankfully American School can help you earn a high school diploma at home.  We offer a general high school program for students interested in attending a two-year college or joining the workforce after graduation.  We offer a college preparatory program for students planning to attend a four-year university after graduating.  Both contain 20 units of credit, and we can give you credit for classes taken at other schools provided the school is accredited and you send us an official transcript.  Don’t be left out in the cold without an education.  Enroll today and you could have a course or two completed by the first day of spring in March.

Today’s Anniversary: Mississippi

It's December 10, and Mississippi became a state on this date in 1817.  To our knowledge we have never visited Mississippi for a convention, but we are happy to serve students and schools in the Magnolia State.  Some students enroll in our general high school or college preparatory program to earn a high school diploma at home.  Others enroll in our independent study high school program to take individual subjects to recover credits and then earn a diploma from a resident school.  Students who live in the Magnolia State often see their academic careers blossom after they take American School courses, and the same can be true for you.  Get started and enroll today!

Today’s Special Occasion: Giving Tuesday

It's December 1, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and today is known as Giving Tuesday.  We might be more familiar with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but Giving Tuesday is a day to give to charities and non-profit institutions to support their mission of doing good.  American School is proud to be a non-profit institution, and we do welcome charitable gifts from anyone interested in supporting our mission of educating those who need to take courses in grades 6-12.  By supporting us, you support students who wish to earn a high school diploma at home by enrolling in our general high school program or college preparatory program.  You also support students who wish to take individual subjects through our independent study high school program en route to a diploma from a local public or private school.  Click here to contact us if you are interested in supporting our mission.  We–and our students–would be grateful for your support. 

FAFSA Applications Open

This year's FAFSA applications are open.  Please click here for more information.  FAFSA is useful if you are a student in our college preparatory program who plans to earn a high school diploma at home and then attend a college or university.  It is also useful for students in our independent study high school program who plan to earn a diploma from a resident school and then attend a college or university.  If you have questions about the FAFSA process, please contact our guidance department.  We are happy to serve you and happy to help you reach all of your educational goals.

 

National Dropout Prevention Month

We're about halfway through National Dropout Prevention Month, so today's blog will focus on how American School can help prevent students from dropping out.  For starters, we offer an independent study high school program for students in grades 9-12.  These students attend a traditional high school but take our high school correspondence courses or online high school coures on an individual basis for credit recovery.  The end result is that they earn a high school diploma from their resident school.  Another option is our acccredited high school program which allows students to earn a high school diploma at home.  These students may enroll in a general high school program or college preparatory program and work at their own pace.  Most credits from other accredited schools count toward earning our diploma, and we welcome students of all ages who wish to complete their high school education.  If you or someone you know is a potential dropout, we can help.  Visit our enrollment page to get started today.

Today’s Special Occasion: The First Day of Fall

It's September 22, and today is the first day of fall.  When we think of fall, we might think about the leaves changing colors, football, pumpkins, cooler temperatures and much more, but fall can also be associated with going back to school. If you've wanted to earn a high school diploma at home but have kept putting it off, today would be a great day to enroll with American School.  We offer a general high school program for students who plan on joining the workforce or attending a community college after graduation.  We also offer a college preparatory program for students who plan on attending a four-year university after graduation.  Each program consists of 20 units of credit and costs $3600, with academic and financial credit available if you transfer credits to us from another accredited school.  We never want to let cost get in the way of an education, so monthly payment plans are available for students in our diploma programs. If you're not ready for high school just yet, consider enrolling in our accredited middle school program which contains 15 units of credit at a cost of $2700.  Again, monthly payment plans are available for students in full years of our middle school program.  Whether you choose to enroll in winter, spring, summer or fall, we are a school for all seasons and would be happy to have you as our student! 

 

Today’s Anniversary: California

It's September 9, and California became a state on this date in 1850.  We are proud to serve students in the Golden State, but we encourage all of our students to go for the gold and do their best as they study with us.  Some enroll in a general high school program if they plan to attend a community college or join the workforce after graduating.  Some enroll in a college preparatory program if they plan to attend a four-year university after graduating.  Others enroll in individual subjects through our independent study high school program or take single courses simply for personal satisfaction.  Younger students enjoy our accredited middle school program.  No matter your reason, rush to our enrollment page and get started today.  We'd be happy to have you as our student!