Today’s Anniversary: The Price is Right

It's September 4, and The Price is Right premiered on this date in 1972.  Longtime blog readers might remember that we did a whole week of blogs related to the show in 2007 when longtime host Bob Barker retired, but today's blog won't be a Cliff Hanger.  We'll get straight to the point and tell you that, whether you want to enroll in a print or online high school diploma program, accredited middle school program or one of our independent study high school programs, our price is right!  We keep costs to an absolute minimum, and our tuition always includes all study materials, grading, access to the online student center and more.  Other distance education high schools might seem to have cheaper prices, but they often charge for courses by semester, ask you to pay for study materials and do not include other services in their fees.  When you combine our outstanding curriculum with our affordable prices, we believe we're the best option for you.  Enroll today!

Today’s Anniversary: Michael Phelps

It's August 17, and on this date in 2008, swimmer Michael Phelps became the first athlete to win 8 gold medals in one Olympics.  This great accomplishment got us thinking about American School students who've earned medals in the Olympics.  Tennis star Andre Agassi won a gold medal at the 1996 Olympics.  Swimmer Katie Hoff competed in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics and earned a silver medal and two bronze medals.  Other American School students and graduates have competed in the Olympics too.  Even though you may not have outstanding athletic ability, American School is here to help you go for the gold in whatever field you wish to pursue.  Our online high school courses and high school correspondence courses have made us one of the best distance education high schools in the world.  We're proud to offer print and online middle school courses to students in grades 6-8.  Enroll now.  You'll feel like a winner after you earn a high school diploma at home!

Today’s Anniversary: Wimbledon

It's July 9, and the very first Wimbledon tennis tournament began on this date in 1877.  This year July 9 falls on the second Monday of the tournament, a day where all 16 remaining gentlemen and all 16 remaining ladies take the court in search of berths in the quarterfinals.  American School graduate Andre Agassi won Wimbledon in 1992, and fellow American School students Andrea Jaeger, Kathy Horvath, Anna Kournikova, Mary Pierce and Caroline Wozniacki all have competed in tennis's most prestigious tournament.  Those people and more than three million others have taken high school correspondence courses or online high school courses from one of the most prestigious distance education high schools–American School!  We were founded 20 years after Wimbledon and have been educating people all over the world ever since.  In additional to our accredited high school courses, we're proud to offer an accredited middle school program consisting of online middle school courses and paper-based middle school courses.  We think you'll love us, so be sure to enroll today!

2018 Scholarship Winners: Part 4

We might be halfway through the week, but after today we'll be two-thirds through our profiles of this year's scholarship winners.  They took online high school courses or high school correspondence courses to earn their diploma from one of the best distance education high schools.  We are excited to tell you more about them.


Claire from Washington gets a kick out of playing soccer.  She will play goalkeeper this fall at Western Washington University, where she plans on earning a degree in kinesiology and health sciences.  She has already been a student at Peninsula College.

“As a student-athlete, I have had the opportunity to interact with physical therapists and orthopedic surgeons,” Claire wrote.  “I have observed them focus on fitness for myself and others and to contribute to improved health as well as promote healing of injuries.”

After graduating, Claire plans become a physician assistant, volunteer in Haiti and then return to her roots to provide healthcare in rural communities.


Ethan from Maine lives on his family farm when he is not studying forestry at the University of Maine.  He is interested in preserving natural resources and his culture and credits homeschooling for giving him the opportunity to do so.

“Homeschooling has provided me the gateways to my inherited Native culture (more specifically the Passmaquoddy tribe),” Ethan wrote.  “I have been able to become a peer leader, top student and now participate as council and guidance through the WaYS (Wabanaki Youth in Science) program.”

In his free time, Ethan enjoys enhancing survival skills such as hunting and fishing and is interested in the emerald ash borer’s effect on basketmaking.


A family member’s medical condition inspired Alexandria from Arkansas to become an occupational therapy assistant, and she is taking classes at Arkansas State University Beebe to help her reach that goal.  She plans to continue her education at Baptist Health College.

“I’ve spent some time shadowing one of the OTAs in my hometown, and I loved working with the kids,” Alexandria wrote.  “I want to help them reach their full potential and to make a real, positive difference in their lives.”

Alexandria also enjoys volunteering, camping, hiking and developing a good work ethic while working as an apprentice in her father’s woodworking business.


Today’s Anniversary: The Brooklyn Bridge

It's May 24, and the Brooklyn Bridge opened on this date in 1883.  We've written about famous bridges in this blog before, but the metaphor is appropriate for how we can be the bridge you need to cross to take you from where you are now to where you want to be.  We've been one of the leading distance education high schools for more than a century.  Some students take accredited high school courses to enrich an existing homeschool program.  Others enroll in a full accredited high school program and earn a high school diploma at home.  Still others take individual subjects through our independent study high school program and earn a high school diploma from another accredited school.  No matter where you are on your educational journey, we can help you earn a diploma and go to college, join the workforce or do both.  Take the first step and enroll today! 

Today’s Anniversary: The Grand Canyon

It's February 26, and 99 years ago today, Woodrow Wilson signed an act of Congress that created the Grand Canyon National Park.  Today it is one of the most famous national parks in the United States and visited by millions of people each year.  Perhaps you feel like there is a canyon between where you are right now and where you want to be in the future.  Earning a correspondence high school diploma or online high school diploma from American School can be a bridge from one side of the canyon to the other.  We have been one of the leading distance education high schools for longer than the Grand Canyon has been an official national park and would be happy to have you as our student.  Enroll today and you should be able to start your courses by this time next week!

Today’s Birthday: George Washington

It's February 22, and George Washington was born on this date in 1732.  He's known as the father of our country, so today's a good day to say a few words about the father of the American School.  R.T. Miller and his friends from Harvard founded the American School in Boston in 1897 because they wanted to give people who couldn't attend a tradtional school a way to receive the education and training they need to succeed in life.  At the time, R.T. Miller probably had no idea that he and his school would move to Chicago a few years later and he'd continue at the helm until 1945.  He definitely had no idea that one day we'd offer an accredited middle school program with online middle school courses, but his vision more than 120 years ago set the stage for the school we are today.  R.T. Miller's school has helped more than three million students earn their high school diplomas and has become one of the best distance education high schools in the world.  Today we stand ready to serve you as well.  Enroll today!

American School Closed Monday, February 19

American School will be closed Monday, February 19, in observance of Presidents' Day.  We're happy to be one of the leading distance education high schools and are grateful to have so many students working toward an online high school diploma or correspondence high school diploma.  We look forward to serving you when our offices reopen on Tuesday, February 20. 

Today’s Birthday: Sir Isaac Newton

It's January 4, and Sir Isaac Newton was born on this date in 1643.  He was a philosopher and mathematician but is perhaps best known as a physicist.  American School is proud to offer a paper-based Physics course and an online Physics course where you can learn about Newton's work with gravity and much more.  These courses would be a great addition to your college preparatory program or independent study high school program, but please note that each course has its own prerequisites.  Some of our courses have prerequisites because they are more advanced.  We want to make sure you are in a good position to succeed in these courses, which is why we have prerequisites in place before students can enroll in them.  We're one of the distance education high schools which care about students' welfare, and we look forward to having you as our student after you complete the enrollment process.  

Today’s Anniversary: The Optical Phonograph

It's October 17, and on this date in 1888, Thomas Edison filed a patent for the optical phongraph.  We know it better as a movie projector.  Movies and videos have come a long way in 129 years, and now many of our online high school courses and online middle school courses have video components to them.  Even our high school correspondence courses might contain links to optional videos that can help enhance your learning experience.  We like giving our students a variety of ways to learn.  It's one of the reasons we've been a leading distance education high school since shortly after Edison filed his patent.  See for yourself by enrolling with us today!