Date Set for 2020 Scholarship Meeting

American School's 2020 Scholarship Meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 14.  At that time, American School's Scholarship Committee will review applications from 20 finalists and determine this year's winners.  Winners will be notified by the end of July.  2020 marks the 82nd year American School has offered scholarships to students who chose to earn a high school diploma at home with us.  Some took exclusively high school correspondence courses.  Others took only online high school courses.  Either way, we are happy to serve them and look forward to learning more about this year's finalists when the Scholarship Committee meets on July 14.

Summer Begins Saturday

It's June 18, and the official start of summer is just two days away.  School is usually the last thing on people's minds during the summer months, but now is a great time to work on American School classes.  Students in our independent study high school program take our online high school courses and high school correspondence courses over the summer to make up credits and begin the new school year on time with their classes.  Students who have decided to earn a high school diploma at home with us or enroll in our accredited middle school program often enjoy studying outside while the weather is nice.  No matter your educational goals, American School can help you achieve them, and the summer is a great time to get started.  Enroll today!

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: Arkansas

It's June 15, and Arkansas became a state on this date in 1836.  Arkansas is sometimes referred to as the Natural State, but sometimes it is referred to as the Land of Opportunity as well.  American School can be your land of opportunity as you work to earn a high school diploma at home.  We offer high school correspondence courses and online high school courses in seven major subject areas.  We offer a wide variety of middle school correspondence courses and online middle school courses too.  Students can take courses in the course delivery method that is best for them.  That means if you want to take English on paper but do math online, you can.  If you want to take math on paper but do English online, you can.  The choice is yours.  You will have the opportunity to work at your own pace, whenever and wherever it is convenient for you, and the opportunity will not cost you much money.  Our all-inclusive tuition includes all study materials, and we offer a monthly payment plan for students in full-year programs.  If you're ready to take advantage of the outstanding opportunity American School offers you, we invite you to enroll today.  We would be happy to serve you!

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 Hospitality Services Course Available

American School is proud to announce that a new Hospitality Services course is now available.  If you're interested in a career in the restaurant, hotel or tourism industry, then this high school correspondence class is for you.  As we mentioned in yesterday's blog, we are always looking to add new courses that may interest students.  The new Hospitality Services courses is a paper-based course, but we also offer innovative online high school courses and online middle school courses that prepare students for college, the workforce or both.  One of our hallmarks is caring student service, so you will experience our hospitality from the moment you enroll until the moment you earn a high school diploma at home.  Let us welcome you into our family after you enroll today!

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.

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!

Testimonial Thursday

It's Thursday, and it's been awhile since we've had a testimonial from one of our students, but fortunately Sarah from Missouri shared her thoughts.  She wrote, "I love the American School because it gives me a sense of freedom and responsibility.  It also helps me develop self-discipline which helps shape the person I will become in the future."  We thank Sarah for those words, and we wish to focus on three of them.  The first is freedom.  When you enroll in our print or online high school diploma program, you work at your own pace and in your own learning environment.  The second is responsbility.  While American School staff is available to help you, ultimately you are responsible for doing your online high school courses or high school correspondence courses.  The third is self-discipline, which combines freedom and responsibility.  After you enroll, you will have great freedom to work at your own pace, but you will need to take responsibility for keeping yourself on track to earn a high school diploma at home.  We believe our students are up to that challenge, and we are happy to serve them.     

 

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!