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.

 

Update for AP Students

Today's blog contains an update for students who are in our AP courses this year.  The College Board has made available free AP review classes as you prepare to take this year's modified AP exams, while information on this year's AP exams is available here.  We are happy to offer AP courses among our online high school courses and encourage students to take them as part of an independent study high school program to earn a diploma from another school or as part of our college preparatory program to earn an American School diploma.  Because AP courses are designed to be taken over a period of several months and culminate with the AP exams offered each spring, we limit enrollment in our AP courses to the summer months.  We anticipate opening enrollments in AP courses for the 2020-2021 academic year to begin in June or July.  Keep checking this blog for details.

New English 10 Course Available

American School is happy to announce that a new paper-based English 10 course is now available.  This course can be taken as a credit recovery course through our independent study high school program or may be taken as part of a general high school or college preparatory program as you work to earn a high school diploma at home.  We are always looking to add new courses to our curriculum or revise older courses to bring them up-to-date.  Keep checking this blog to learn what's coming next!

 

2020 Convention #2: Texas Homeschool Convention

American School is excited to be back on the road this week when we return to the Texas Homeschool Convention in Fort Worth.  Visit us in booth 602 at the Fort Worth Convention Center on March 12 from 5 to 9 p.m.; March 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; and on March 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.  We will have information about our accredited middle school program and accredited high school program available, but if you're not looking for a full middle school, general high school or college preparatory program, we can also show you how you can take a high school correspondence class, online high school courses, or print or online middle school courses to enrich an existing homeschool program.  If that's not enough, we'll also bring some promotional items to pass out to guests who visit our booth.  They say everything is bigger in Texas, and that includes the Texas Homeschool Convention.  We're happy to attend, and we hope to see you there!

New Algebra 2 Course Available

American School is proud to release a new Algebra 2 course.  The course is a great addition to our lineup of high school correspondence courses and maybe be taken as part of our general high school program, college preparatory program or independent study high school program.   Take a look around our web site and see what courses appeal to you.  We offer core subjects like English, math, science and social studies as well as specialty or elective areas such as business, career and technical education, fine arts and world languages.  We have courses for every need and would be happy to serve you.  Enroll today!