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!

Testimonial Thursday

Today we have a testimonial from Molly in Oregon.  She writes, "American School is outstanding!  While I was studying high school I was able to work at my own pace and manage my own time so I could have a job and graduate early.  In addition to that, the material is put in a way I could easily understand, and I learned so much more because of that.  I would recommend the American School to anyone interested in preparing themselves for a better future."  We thank Molly for those thoughts.  Many of our students enroll in our print or online high school diploma program and hold full-time or part-time jobs like Molly did.  We offer students the flexibility to work in a high school correspondence class or in online high school courses whenever it's convenient for them.  Our accredited middle school program offers similar flexibility.  To experience the same benefits Molly did, we invite you to enroll today!    

New Biology Course Available

Today we are pleased to announced that a new Biology course is available to students.  This high school correspondence class replaces the previous version and is the basis for our lab and non-lab biology courses.  The lab kit for the lab version of the course remains the same.  We are happy to offer a wide variety of high school correspondence courses for those who wish to study on paper, and we are also happy to offer a wide variety of accredited high school courses online for those who wish to study on a computer.  No matter which course delivery method you choose, we are glad you made us your school of choice for courses in grades 6-12!

New Algebra 1 Course Available

American School is pleased to announce that a new Algebra 1 course is now available to students.  This high school correspondence class also may be suitable for students who wish to take Algebra 1 as part of an accredited middle school program.  We are always working to update our middle school and high school correspondence courses, and soon we'll reveal a new platform for our online middle school courses and online high school courses.  We want to give our students the best education possible, and that means we're constantly revising courses, adding brand new courses and, in some rare instances, dropping courses.  We're excited about our course offerings, and when you combine outstanding curriculum with affordable all-inclusive tuition, American School should be your school of choice.  Make the right choice and enroll today!    

Today’s Anniversary: The United States Census

It's March 1, and on this date in 1790, the first United States Census was authorized.  The United States Census is taken every ten years in years that end in zero, so next year's event once again will count every person living in the United States.  That got us thinking about how we count our students here at the American School.  Every student who enrolls in a middle school or high school correspondence class or in one of our online middle school courses or online high school courses is given a student number in order of his or her enrollment.  Over the years we've educated more than 3 million students in all 50 states and more than 65 countries around the world.  Some students take multiple courses as part of a print or online high school diploma program, while others take just one course as part of an independent study high school program, but every student is more than a number to us.  We offer personalized attention in distance education and would be happy to count you among our students.  You can join us by enrolling today!  

American School Debuts New Speech Course

American School is pleased to introduce a new Speech course that will be a great addition to our high school correspondence courses.  The course features many examples of famous historical speeches and will give students the opportunity to write speeches of their own.  Along the way students will learn poise and ethics and ultimately become better public speakers.  If you are a current student and wish to add this high school correspondence class to your accredited high school program, please let us know.  If you are a new student who wishes to take this course, we invite you to enroll today.

Today’s Birthday: John Hancock

It's January 23, and originally we weren't going to have a blog post today, but plans changed and so here we are.  American statesman John Hancock was born on this date in 1737.  You've probably seen his signature many times because it's by far the largest one on the Declaration of Independence.  The birthday of the man with perhaps the most famous signature in American history is a good time to remind you to put your name and student number on every page of every exam you send us, whether it's a high school correspondence class or a middle school correspondence class.  Thousands of exams come into our building every day, and we want to make sure the exams you send us for your high school correspondence courses or middle school correspondence courses stay together and don't get lost.  Following the completion of all of your accredited high school courses online or on paper, we look forward to putting your name and our signature on your transcript and/or diploma!      

Today’s Birthday: Alexander Hamilton

It's January 11, and Alexander Hamilton was born on this date in 1753 or 1755.  Historians aren't really sure of his exact year of birth, but you've undoubtedly heard about the hit musical based on his life.  If you're a regular blog reader, you know that we advocate visiting historic sites such as presidential libraries or museums, but the musical is an example of how you can learn about history in any number of ways.  History doesn't have to be something you only learn a high school correspondence class or in online high school courses or online middle school courses.  You can learn history by experiencing different things, even an afternoon or evening at a theater.  If you're down on your luck and haven't had much success in school, remember that Alexander Hamilton often learned independently and he became a legendary statesman.  Do not throw away your shot to become someone great.  Enroll with us today and let us help you earn a high school diploma at home! 

Testimonial Thursday

Today we present another in our series of Testimonial Thursdays.  Shelby from Ohio writes, "The textbooks were good.  I liked the self-check tests.  They were very helpful in showing me the areas I need to focus on.  The instructors who graded my exams were very good and kind when writing comments on my exams."  We thank Shelby for those comments about a high school correspondence class.  Whether students take high school correspondence courses or online high school courses, our instructors write detailed comments on every exam they grade.  We also offer quality study materials from leading curriculum providers.  Perhaps best of all, we keep costs to an absolute minimum, which ensures that students can afford the quality education and service we offer.  To receive the same benefits, we invite you to enroll today!  

New American Literature Course Available

American School is pleased to release a new American Literature course.  The high school correspondence class consists of 8 exams and features the novel The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway.  American Literature is recommended for 11th graders and is a fine addition to our already strong lineup of high school correspondence courses.  We will post a full course description soon, but you may enroll anytime in any of our accredited high school courses or accredited middle school courses.  We are happy to serve you!