Scholarship Application Deadline Extended

Earlier today, American School's Board of Trustees unanimously decided to extend the deadline for submitting applications for this year's American School post-secondary scholarships.  Applications and other related materials now must be received by June 1.  The new deadline does not mean that American School will send applications to more students.  Rather, the new deadline gives those students who already were deemed eligible and who have already received applications more time to submit them, especially if the current pandemic has prevented them from completing their applications thus far.  We have already received several completed applications from those who earned a correspondence high school diploma or online high school diploma in 2019, and we look forward to receiving many more.  This summer, we will read and review the applications and award scholarships as we have done every year for more than eight decades.  Thank you for your patience, and please know how happy we are that you have decided to earn a high school diploma at home with American School.  We are happy to have you as our student and graduate! 

Today’s Special Occasion: The First Day of Spring

It's March 19 and today is the first day of spring.  Spring is associated with warmer temperatures, longer days, birds chirping and flowers blooming.  In other words, it's associated with new beginnings and brighter days ahead.  An education from American School can help you and your family have better days ahead.  Studies have shown that those who earn a high school diploma at home make more money than those who do not earn a high school diploma from a traditional school or by taking high school correspondence courses or online high school courses.  On this day of new beginnings, make a new beginning for yourself and enroll with American School.  You'll get your first courses shortly and may have a course or two complete by the time summer rolls around in June! 

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!

 

Today’s Special Occasion: St. Patrick’s Day

Today is St. Patrick's Day, and many American School employees are wearing green to celebrate.  With green as the color of the day, today is a great time to talk about another kind of green–money.  As a non-profit distance education high school, American School is able to keep cost to an absolute minimum.  You can earn a high school diploma at home for as little as $140 a month.  A full 20-unit correspondence high school diploma or online high school diploma costs $3600 or $900 per year.  If you have previous credit from an accredited high school, your cost will likely be much lower.  An accredited middle school program of 15 courses costs $2700 or $900 per year, and monthly payment plans are available.  Individual courses taken for enrichment or credit recovery typically cost between $250 and $300.   If you want to save some green while while getting a quality education, you don't need the luck of the Irish to do that!  Enroll in American School today!

Today’s Anniversary: Vermont

It's March 4, and Vermont became a state on this date in 1791.  We like featuring statehood anniversaries in this blog because it gives us the chance to remind you that we serve students in all corners of the United States.  Some decide to earn a high school diploma at home for a variety of reasons.  Others enroll in independent study high school courses to recover credit and earn a diploma from a resident school.  Still others take accredited print or online middle school courses or high school courses to complete grades or simply for enrichment and personal satisfaction.  This time of year Vermont is known for maple syrup, but we're known for providing an outstanding education at an affordable cost.  Discover it for yourself by enrolling today.   

New Physics Course Available

American School is pleased to announce that a new Physics course is available.  The course is perfect for students attempting to earn a high school diploma at home through our general high school program or college preparatory program.  Physics might also be useful for students in our independent study high school program who need to recover credits in order to graduate on time.  More information is available on our web site, or you can head over to our enrollment page and begin the enrollment process today!

Previewing Our 2020 Convention Schedule

In today's blog, we're going to look ahead to our 2020 convention schedule.  If you're a regular blog reader, you know that we try to attend as many conventions as possible in as many parts of the country, and this year will be no exception.  We will attend several conventions in the midwest since that is where we are based, but we'll also head west for at least two shows and head south for several more.  In fact, we'll go from Washington in the northwest to Florida in the southeast and make many stops in between.  Some conventions are for homeschooled students.  At these conventions we'll feature our accredited middle school program for students in grades 6-8 and inform students in grades 9-12 how they can earn a high school diploma at home.  Other conventions are for school officials.  At these conventions we'll feature our independent study high school program and tell counselors how their students can take individual print or online middle school courses or print or online high school courses to recover credit.  Be sure to read tomorrow's blog to learn where we are going first, and keep checking this blog regularly to stay up to date on all of our convention appearances.  We hope to see you later this year! 

WSCA-ECU Scholarship Opportunity

Today we are sharing a scholarship opportunity from the Wisconsin School Counselor Association and Educators Credit Union.  They have teamed up to offer scholarships to certain Wisconsin residents who are graduating from high school this year.  Click the link above to learn more.  As we've said before, we try to notify students in our general high school program and college preparatory program of any scholarship opportunities that are available to them, but it is impossible for us to list all of them.  Check with your community to see what might be available to you.  As always, our caring student service staff and competent counseling staff will assist you if you need them.  We are happy you made us your distance education high school and look forward to you having more success after you earn a high school diploma at home from American School!

 

About the Online Student Center

Today's blog is about our Online Student Center.  Any student who takes any course with us receives access to the Online Student Center at no extra charge.  The Online Student Center contains academic records, help sheets, additional links and much more.  Students in our print or online high school courses and print or online middle school courses should check the site often.  If you are under age 18, your guarantor (often your parent) will have a separate login to the Online Student Center to monitor your progress.  It is important to note that the Online Student Center is for current students only.  Shortly after you complete your courses or earn a high school diploma at home, you will no longer have access to the Online Student Center.  If you need to retrieve your records, please contact our student service department or follow the steps on our FAQ page to request a transcript.  We are happy to offer you online services and hope you visit the Online Student Center often!

 

ISCA Scholarship Opportunity

Today's blog contains information about a scholarship from the Illinois School Counselor Association.  Click here to view the scholarship application and read about eligibility requirements.  The deadline for this scholarship is February 7.  We try to inform our students of scholarship opportunities, but it is impossible for us to list all of them.  We encourage students in our general high school program or college preparatory program who are about to earn a high school diploma at home to investigate scholarship opportunities in their community.  Shortly we will inform our students who graduated in 2019 if they are eligible to participate in our 2020 scholarship competition this spring.  As a reminder, American School scholarships are for graduates to continue their education at an accredited college or university of their choice.  Other scholarships from other organizations may have different rules, but at this time American School only gives scholarships for graduates attending college.  We do not offer financial aid to current students in our accredited high school program or accredited middle school program.  Thank you for your cooperation, and please remember to check this blog often for scholarship opportunities and other important news.