Touring the American School

Now that we're into June, people might be paying more attention to summer vacation plans.  If you're going to be in the Chicago area and would like to visit us, tours of the American School building are available between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day.  Please note that we strongly recommend making an appointment to ensure a tour guide is available to you.  Tours vary in length depending upon the tour group's size and interest in the American School and its history, but each tour includes visits to various departments and a stop in the Mary McKeown Library, where textbooks of our early high school independent study courses and high school correspondence courses are on display.  Since we are a leading distance education high school and middle school, it is a treat for us to see our students and their families in person.  We look forward to your visit!

2019 Convention #15: THSC The Woodlands Convention

Our blog is back, and we're going to spend the next two days detailing our next two convention appearances.  First up is Texas Home School Coalition Convention at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott.  Come visit us in booth 618 on May 30 from 5 to 7 p.m., on May 31 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on June 1 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Stop by and learn about our accredited high school program and accredited middle school program.  We'll have information about both programs as well as information about taking middle school or high school independent study courses for enrichment.  We've attended this convention for many years, and it's always one of the busiest.  We're confident that people will come to the Houston suburbs in great numbers, and we'd love to say howdy to you when you stop by our booth! 

 

2019 Convention #13: THSC Dallas Convention

We're kicking off a new week of blogs by previewing a convention coming up later this week.  We're going to attend the Texas Home School Coalition Convention at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel.  Come visit us in booth 306 on May 9 from 5 to 7 p.m., on May 10 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on May 11 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Stop by and learn about our accredited high school program and accredited middle school program.  We'll have information about both programs as well as information about taking middle school or high school independent study courses for enrichment.  We've attended this convention for many years, though this is the first time it will be held at the Sheraton Dallas.  We're confident that residents of North Texas will turn out in great numbers, and we'd love to say howdy to you when you stop by our booth!  

2019 Convention #5: NSBA Conference

Yesterday's blog contained information about the first convention we're attending this week, the Missouri Homeschool Convention in St. Charles.  In this blog we're happy to announce that we're attending the National School Boards Assocation Annual Conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia as well.  We'll be in booth 217 on March 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on March 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  School board members who visit our booth might be interested in our high school independent study courses which can be used to improve graduation rates in their districts.  We'll also have information about our paper-based high school diploma program and our online high school diploma program, both of which can be helpful to potential dropouts.  As one of the leading distance education high schools and middle schools, we enjoy attending national conferences and meeting people from all corners of the country, but sometimes travel can be tiring.  That's why we're excited about having a presence at a convention that doesn't involve travel.  Check back tomorrow to see what we mean!

Testimonial Thursday

It's another Testimonial Thursday, and today we have one from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, a city that was featured in last Friday's blog.  Jess writes, "I feel that the Understanding English 2 course was great as a second chance for me to get my diploma when I was denied that chance in school.  Thank you!"  Jess's testimonial points out that we are a second-chance school.  If you're behind at your traditional high school and need to make up a course or two, consider our high school independent study courses.  You can take them and graduate on time with your class.  If you're older and dropped out of school, you can earn a high school diploma at home.  Work as your schedule allows and graduate as quickly as possible with the help of our general high school or college preparatory program.  Visit our enrollment page, select the program of your choice, and get started toay.  We're happy to give you the second chance you need to graduate from high school!  

2019 Convention #1: WSCA Conference

It's February 4, and tomorrow we kick off our 2019 convention season with a trip to the Wisconsin School Counselor Association Conference in Madison.  Guests are invited to visit us at table 38 at the Monona Terrace on February 5 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., February 6 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and February 7 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.  At the WSCA Conference we'll have information about high school independent study courses that students may take as part of one of the leading independent study high school programs anywhere in the world.  We hope to reconnect with counselors who already use our services as well as meet new ones who might be interested in having the American School help their students graduate from high school.  We'll also bring along some details about our accredited middle school program in case counselors who serve students in grades 6-8 attend the show too.  We've enjoyed attending the WSCA Conference for many years running, and we're looking forward to another great event in the Badger State this year.  Come join us!    

2018 Convention #22: Missouri MSCA Fall Conference

About a week ago we attended one MSCA Fall Conference, and this week we're attending another.  Instead of heading northeast to Michigan, we're heading southwest to Missouri for the Missouri School Counselor Association Fall Conference.  Counselors in the Show Me State are invited to visit us at the Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach on November 4 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and November 5 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  We'll be there to promote our independent study high school program which contains high school independent study courses for credit recovery or enrichment in grades 9-12.  We'll also have details about our print and online high school diploma programs available.  We've attended this conference regularly for the last few years and have always enjoyed our visit.  Help us make this year's trip memorable by stopping by our booth.  We'd love to meet you!

2018 Convention #21: Michigan MSCA Fall Conference

In addition to the AMLE Conference in Orlando, we're attending the Michigan School Counselor Association Fall Conference this weekend at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing.  We'll be leading a Spartan lifestyle and meeting counselors for most of the day on October 28 and October 29.  Students in Michigan and in fact all 50 states take high school independent study courses with us for credit recovery or because of scheduling conflicts, and we want to introduce their counselors to our services.  In addition, some counselors may have students who are potential dropouts, and we want to inform them of our online high school diploma program and correspondence high school diploma program as well.  This will be our first trip to this conference in several years, and we're looking forward to making it a memorable one.  Come join us in East Lansing, and come back here for our next blog post on October 30! 

Today’s Anniversary: Louisiana

It's April 30, and Louisiana became a state on this date in 1812.  We've been to several conventions in Louisiana over the years, often visiting with counselors to promote our independent study high school programs consisting of online high school courses and high school correspondence courses.  On our next trip, we'll mention our accredited middle school program as well.  We're happy to help counselors not only in Louisiana but also in all 50 states and more than 65 countries around the world.  Our high school independent study courses help ensure students graduate on time, including many who will be graduating in the coming weeks.  No matter where you live, we're happy to serve you!

2018 Convention #9: ISCA Rosemont

Last week we attended the ISCA Annual Conference in Springfield, and this Friday we're attending the ISCA Conference in Rosemont.  The Illinois School Counselors Association holds two conventions each year, and we're happy to attend both.  We look forward to meeting counselors at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center all day on April 20.  School counselors from our home state enroll their students in high school independent study courses so they can graduate on time with their classes.  Others may participate in our independent study high school program due to scheduling conflicts or to get ahead.  Whatever the reason, we're happy to serve them, and we'd be happy to serve you as well.  Enroll now!