Terra American School Students Abroad Science and Engineering Fair

Today’s blog contains information about the Terra American School Students Abroad Science and Engineering Fair.  As the name implies, this fair is open to American students who are studying abroad and do not have access to a traditional science fair in their hometowns.  Click the link for more details.  We are happy to share information about these kinds of events with students in our accredited high school program or accredited middle school program.  If you know of events in your community and would like us to share them with others, email us and let us know.  Thank you for making us your distance education high school or distance education middle school!

2021 Preview

It’s January 4, the first day American School is open in 2021.  Many people make resolutions at the start of a new year, so this first blog of the new year is a good time for us to tell you our four resolutions for the coming year.  We resolve to offer our students print and online high school courses and print and online middle school courses at an affordable cost.  We resolve to be up front about our tuition, which always includes all study materials, grading, access to the online student center and more.  We resolve to continue to be accredited by MSA-CESS, Ai and NCPSA and recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education.  Finally, we resolve to have a new web site very soon.  Sometimes resolutions are broken, but our resolutions will remain in place throughout 2021 and far into the future.  We thank you if you’ve already made us your distance education high school or middle school.  If you haven’t made us your school of choice just yet, get your new year started off right by enrolling with American School today.  We’d be happy to serve you in 2021 and beyond! 

American School Closed Friday, January 1

American School will be closed Friday, January 1.  We will reopen with regular business hours on Monday, January 4.  Thank you for understanding, and please make sure to read our blog tomorrow.  We'll review 2020 and what we've done in the past year to help students earn a high school diploma at home.  Thank you for making us your distance education middle school or distance education high school.  We appreciate the opportunity to serve you!

Today’s Anniversary: Iowa

It’s December 28, and Iowa became a state on this date in 1846.  If you’re a regular blog reader, you know that we try to visit neighboring states often when travel is possible, but we’ve neglected Iowa.  When travel resumes, we’ll do our best to attend a convention in the Hawkeye State.  Some of you might be familiar with the movie “Field of Dreams” which takes place in Iowa.  American School’s broad curriculum and self-paced courses can help you prepare for a career in the field of your dreams.  We have business, career and technical education courses among our many online high school courses and high school correspondence courses.  Taking an automotive course or two, for example, would be a good idea if you wish to become an auto mechanic.  Taking a carpentry or printreading course would be beneficial if you want a career in construction.  The possibilities are endless.  Enroll today and you’ll see that there is nothing corny about making American School your distance education high school!

American School Closed December 24-25

American School will be closed Thursday, December 24, and Friday, December 25, as we give our employees time to be with their families.  We will reopen with regular business hours on Monday, December 28, and will be available to assist you with your accredited high school courses or accredited middle school courses at that time.  We wish you a happy and safe holiday weekend.  Thank you for understanding and for making us your distance education high school or distance education middle school!

Writing to One Email Address

Today's blog is about writing to one email address when you contact us.  We are grateful that you made us your distance education middle school or distance education high school, and we want to provide you with quick service whenever you ask us for help.  Writing to multiple email addresses, however, can slow down that process because our staff sifts through hundreds of emails a day from students, parents and school officials.  Therefore, when you contact us, we ask that you write to the one email address that you think might best help you solve your problem.  If you do not know which email address to use, writing to the customer relations email address is appropriate.  Those people who check the customer relations account will forward your email to the appropriate department for processing.  We do our best to answer all emails within one business day, but please be aware that sometimes our response times are slightly delayed due to staff availability.  Thank you for understanding and for letting us help you earn a high school diploma at home.  We appreciate the opportunity to serve you!

American School Celebrates 123rd Anniversary

It’s December 17, and today American School is celebrating its 123rd anniversary.  Our charter is dated December 17, 1897 and comes from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts because R.T. Miller and his friends founded American School near Boston.  We were based in Massachusetts for a few years before moving to Chicago in the early 1900s.  The Chicago area has been our home ever since.  R.T. Miller established American School because many people worked during the day and still needed an education.  Doing correspondence courses was a way for them to do that.  R.T. Miller was a visionary but even he could not have imagined that one day high school correspondence courses would be offered along with online high school courses, online middle school courses and middle school correspondence courses, but that is how we have evolved over the years.  American School continues to evolve to best serve our students, and we are grateful for the three million students and graduates who have made us their distance education high school or middle school.  Be a part of our great history by enrolling today!

American School Closing Early on December 17

American School will close at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 17, for a staff event.  We will reopen with regular business hours on Friday, December 18.  Thank you for understanding.  We are happy you made us your distance education high school or middle school and are happy to assist you with your accredited high school program, accredited middle school program or independent study high school program anytime we are open for business.

Youth Innovation Forum Information

Today's blog is about the Youth Innovation Forum.  The Youth Innovation Forum is an online conference series that helps connect students with scholars from top universities and leaders in the business world.  Please visit the web site above for more information or register here to participate in an online meeting on January 19, 2021.  We enjoy giving students in our accredited high school program and independent study high school program these types of opportunities, and we are grateful you've made us your distance education high school.    

Today’s Anniversary: Delaware

It's December 7, and Delaware became the first state of the United States on this date in 1787.  We don't know for sure if American School is the first distance education high school in the United States, but we do know that we were the first to receive regional accreditation.  That accreditation is part of our credibility and a major reason why students in Delaware and the other 49 states have taken our print and online high school courses and print and online middle school courses over the course of our 123 years of business.  Take the first step toward a brighter future by enrolling with us today.