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!

Today’s Birthday: Meriwether Lewis

It's August 18, and Meriwether Lewis was born on this date in 1774.  He and William Clark are the people behind the famous Lewis and Clark Expedition which took place from 1804-1806.  The expedition's purpose was to find the quickest way from the existing United States to the Pacific Ocean.  Lewis and Clark explored the lands acquired in the Louisiana Purchase, starting in Missouri, and eventually reached the Pacific Ocean as they hoped.  In these difficult days, perhaps you're looking for something new for yourself or a family member.  If you're looking to earn a high school diploma at home, consider enrolling in our general high school program or college preparatory program.  If you're not ready for high school yet, consider enrolling in our accredited middle school program.  Learning in a new way might seem scary at first, but our staff will be happy to be your guide as you enter uncharted territory.  Set off on your own expedition with American School and enroll today! 

 

Today’s Birthday: Elisha Otis

It's August 3, and inventor Elisha Otis was born on this date in 1811.  The Otis Elevator Company that he founded and which still bears his name makes elevators which take people where they need to go.  In the same way, a print or online high school diploma can take you where you need to go.  Studies have shown that people who earn a high school diploma at home or while attending a resident school make more money over the course of their careers than those who do not have a diploma.  Enrolling in our general high school program or college preparatory program should be your first step in this process.  Our innovative curriculum and affordable all-inclusive tuition will elevate you to new heights.  Get started today!

 

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!

American School Holds 82nd Annual Scholarship Meeting

Yesterday American School held its 82nd annual Scholarship Meeting during which a distinguished panel of judges awarded scholarships to several deserving 2019 graduates.  Among the awards were the Henry Buresh Alumni Award, the R.T. Miller Founders Award and the Presidents Award.  All applicants demonstrated outstanding academic ability in our accredited high school program while participating in a wide variety of extracurricular activities in their communities.  Our scholarship awards will help winners continue their educations at the accredited college or university of their choice.  Many of them were enrolled in our college preparatory program, which is designed especially for students who wish to attend a four-year college or university, but others enrolled in our general high school program, which is designed for students who may wish to attend a community college while joining the workforce.  Since the first scholarship meeting, American School has awarded $926,200 in scholarships to more than 1548 deserving graduates, and we are happy to do so.  Information on the 2021 scholarship competition will be available early next year.  To be eligible, you must earn a high school diploma at home with us in 2020 and meet other eligibility requirements.  Check this blog in early 2021 for more details.  In the meantime, let us thank our judges and applicants and congratulate this year's scholarship recipients.  We are proud of you!

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.