American School Closed Friday, July 3

American School will be closed Friday, July 3, in observance of the July 4 Independence Day holiday.  We wish all of you a safe and happy weekend and look forward to assisting you with your online high school courses, high school correspondence courses, online middle school courses and middle school correspondence courses when we reopen with regular business hours on Monday, July 6.  Thank you for allowing us to serve you!

Today’s Special Occasion: Canada Day

It's July 1, and in addition to being the beginning of American School's new fiscal year, it's also Canada Day.  It's a good occasion to remind you that we serve students in more than 65 countries around the world, including Canada.  They can enroll in our accredited middle school program or accredited high school program and take print and online middle school coures or print and online high school courses just like students who live in the United States.  The only difference is that additional shipping charges may apply for sending materials for middle school and high school correspondence courses overseas.  No matter where you live, we'd be happy to serve you.  Enroll today!

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.

Access to GradPoint Courses Ends July 31

Today's blog is another reminder that access to GradPoint courses ends on July 31.  If you are taking GradPoint courses, you must complete them by July 31.  We will continue to offer online high school courses and online middle school courses through our partnerships with Edmentum and Rosetta Stone, and we are grateful to our students who have taken our online courses over the years.  We are also grateful to students who choose our middle school and high school correspondence courses.  Thank you for understanding that July 31 is a firm deadline, and please know how happy we are to have you as our student whether you take online courses, print courses or a combination of the two.

American School Annual Inventory Process Underway

Today's blog is about American School's annual inventory process.  Each year we do an inventory of materials in our warehouse.  Specifically we look at textbooks and study guides used by students in our middle school and high school correspondence courses.  The whole inventory process takes about a week, and shipments for your middle school or high school correspondence class may be delayed during this time.  We appreciate your patience, and you should have your course materials shortly.  Inventory is important to the overall success of American School.  We want to make sure we have enough materials on hand and can ship you the course materials you need without having you endure a long wait for them.  Thank you for your patience and understanding and for making us your distance education high school or middle school.


2020 Convention #16: ASCA Conference (Cancelled)

This weekend American School was looking forward to exhibiting at the American School Counselor Association Annual Conference in Seattle.  Unfortunately but understandably the event was cancelled.  Had we attended in person, we would have had information about our independent study high school program which helps students at traditional schools graduate on time with their classes.  Some take high school correspondence courses for credit recovery or enrichment, while others prefer online high school courses.  We know that students learn differently, so we have both options available.  Our independent study high school programs can be a cost-effective replacement for summer school programs as well.  The ASCA Conference is one of the biggest events of the year, and we look forward to meeting school counselors from across the country when we return to the convention in person next year.

2020 Convention #15: WHO Conference (Cancelled)

This week American School was scheduled to attend the Washington Homeschool Organization Conference at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall, but the event has been cancelled.  We attended this event in the past and were looking forward to meeting people and introducting them to our online middle school courses, middle school correspondence courses, online high school courses and high school correspondence courses.  As you can tell by the location of this convention in the Pacific Northwest, we make every effort to reach students where they are and attend conventions in different parts of the country.  While we won't be able to visit homeschoolers in this region this year, we plan to have some sort of presence there in the future.  We welcome students from all 50 states and more than 65 countries around the world, and we'd like to welcome you as well.  Take a look around our web site, and if you like what you see, enroll today.  We would be happy to serve you!

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!

Online Exams Available in Modern Carpentry

Online exams are now available for students taking our paper-based Modern Carpentry course.  As we've noted in previous blogs, we try to make online exams available for our middle school and high school correspondence courses.  Students in our accredited middle school program and accredited high school program appreciate the convenience of learning their material by using books and study guides and then going online to take their exams.  We like giving our students this type of flexibility, and we want to give you the same flexibility too.  Enroll today in Modern Carpentry or any of our other courses and you'll receive a quality education, friendly service and the tools to be successful in college or the workforce. 

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!